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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2014
The role of the school principal has changed much in the recent intervening years. He/she was formerly thought of as a manager and management of the local school. Today the principal is seen as the leader of curriculum improvement. School principals must believe in pupils being able to achieve optimally in school and in life. Principals must…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Snell, Joel C. – College Student Journal, 2012
Dana College (Dana.edu) was dying. A corporation was willing to buy it. However, Dana did not teach in the main, 21st century technical skills which is true of most little liberal arts colleges. Dana's demise first came in cuts for faculty in terms of benefits (Manghan, K. 1/16/2009). The entrance of the federal government was an attempt to stop a…
Descriptors: Institutional Survival, Retrenchment, Change Strategies, Organizational Change
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Al Zboon, Mohammad Saleem; Al Ahmad, Suliman Diab Ali; Al Zboon, Saleem Odeh – College Student Journal, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to identify rationales underlying a shift towards knowledge economy in education as perceived by the educational experts in Jordan and relationship with some variables. The random stratum sample (n = 90) consisted of educational experts representing faculty members in the Jordanian universities and top leaders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Educational Change, Organizational Change
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Kaniuka, Theodore S. – College Student Journal, 2009
The delivered curriculum, or the curriculum the students actually experience has always been a function of teacher decision making. Since the inception of high stakes accountability, the curricula to which students are exposed have become a focal point of school reform efforts. This article argues that the null curriculum is expanding in ways that…
Descriptors: Social Class, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Probability
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Abu Nasser, Fathi Mohamed – College Student Journal, 2009
This study aimed at evaluating the institutional performance in secondary school in the Eastern Region. The study samples were comprised of 90 school principals during the academic year 2008/2009. The study concluded that the efficiency of the institutional performance is weak. Also concluded that there are no significant differences in the…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Abu-Hola, Imfadi R. M.; Tareef, Atif Bin – College Student Journal, 2009
In Jordan, a rapid movement of educational reform is taking place nowadays. Curricula development, teacher education, using information and communication technology (ICT), improving teaching and learning strategies and integrating different subjects are among the main objectives of this reform. One of the main challenges in Jordan in order to cope…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Mowrer-Reynolds, Elilzabeth – College Student Journal, 2008
Sweeping educational reform has focused on re-structuring without examining the basic qualities that educators bring to the classroom. The present study sought to identify specific teacher qualities associated with exemplary teachers as determined by pre-service educators seeking teacher certification. Also examined were: (1) gender differences in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2008
There was much enthusiasm when the phrase "Modern School Mathematics" was coined shortly after the 1958 National Defense Education Act was passed. Many federally funded study groups came into being. Presently, criticisms in secondary teaching are just as great as it was in 1958. The innovations recommended by federally funded study groups has had…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Educational Change
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Omatseye, B. O. J. – College Student Journal, 2007
At adolescence, the young one sees himself already as a miniature adult, and would want to express the autonomy that goes with it. Even though parents may recognize this and would want some measure of freedom for their adolescent children, they are not unaware too that a lot of exuberance goes with adolescence. Most parents are aware that, young…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Change, Personal Autonomy, Parent Child Relationship
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Mills, Jamie D. – College Student Journal, 2004
The emergence of a reform movement in statistics education has influenced the teaching and learning of statistics over the past few decades. The teaching of statistics concepts and courses in elementary and secondary education as well as the implementation of technology into the statistics classroom are important changes involved in this movement.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Change, Statistics, Undergraduate Students