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Mercer, Stephen D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
This work is an analysis of the alignment between schools associated with an Indiana Assistant Principal of the Year, as selected by the Indiana Association of School Principals, and increases in academic performance of those schools on state mandated "high stakes" academic tests. The focus was on school improvement using annual school…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Educational Improvement
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Sanagi, Tomomi – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Teachers' misunderstanding the concept of inclusive education will not lead to good practices, rather make an exclusive environment for pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools. This study clarified teachers' attitudes towards the image of inclusive education with conjoint analysis and cluster analysis. The participants for this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Inclusion, Misconceptions
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Williams, Thomas O., Jr.; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
This study investigated physical attacks as reported by public school teachers on the most recent Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) from the National Center for Education Statistics administered by the Institute of Educational Sciences. For this study, characteristics of teachers who responded affirmatively to having been physically attacked in…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Aggression, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys
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Mhaidat, Fatin; ALharbi, Bassam H. M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
This study aimed at identifying the level of depression and sense of insecurity among a sample of female refugee adolescents, and the impact of an indicative program for reducing cognitive distortions in reducing depression and their sense of insecurity. The study sample consisted of 220 female refugee adolescents, 7th to 1st secondary stage, at…
Descriptors: Females, Refugees, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Dan, Aviva – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Deficits in self-regulatory skills underlie or contribute to a range of adverse developmental problems and disorders, including ADHD (Barkley, 1997), eating disorders (Attie & Brooks-Gunn, 1995) and risk -taking behaviour (Cantor & Sanderson 1998; Eisenberg et al., 2005). Self-regulation has been recognised as an important factor in aiding…
Descriptors: Self Control, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Mixed Methods Research
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Barker, Joel – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
This article discusses hybrid courses and their impact on educational facilities, their students, and instructors. Instructors now have over ten years of data related to hybrid courses and by trial and error have devised different strategies to plan and execute lesson plans via partly online forums. Programs are in place that give students the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Conventional Instruction
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King, Chula; Piotrowski, Chris – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
Bullying of adults by adults appears to be a common experience in work, social, and even family life. Yet, historically, there has been limited empirical research on the nature of this prevalent and aberrant interpersonal style among personnel in higher education. This article presents a review of studies that reflect key issues on bullying and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Interpersonal Relationship, Work Environment, Literature Reviews
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Gillard, Sarah; Gillard, Sharlett; Pratt, David – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
Increasing regulation imposed on education systems at all levels engulfs teaching/learning time and impedes individual pursuits of interest to the learner. However, by restructuring the way educators approach the classroom, students can be provided an opportunity to explore further and become more successful. This success can be derived by…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Learning Motivation, Mastery Learning, Educational Psychology
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Karge, Belinda Dunnick; Moore, Roxane Kushner – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
The Common Core has become a household term and yet many educators do not understand what it means. This article explains the historical perspectives of the Common Core and gives guidance to teachers in application of Teaching Optimum Topic Exploration (TOTE) necessary for full implementation of the Common Core State Standards. An effective…
Descriptors: State Standards, Guidance Programs, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Laux, Judith A. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
Active academics whose careers span several decades have witnessed a changing landscape for disseminating their research and scholarship. As technology changes, the ability to share research increases exponentially, and the choice of outlets becomes more intricate. This article discusses the role of scholarship in the lives of seasoned college…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Writing for Publication, Scholarship, College Faculty
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DeBoy, James L. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
When the corporate storm strikes the academy, faculty must be willing and able to repel administrative assaults upon academic freedom, shared governance, and tenure. This paper will describe the on-going clash between administrators who embrace the corporate mindset and faculty who cherish traditions of shared governance and collegial…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Administration, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Academic Freedom
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Katzan, Harry, Jr. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
In the study of modern technology for the 21st century, one of the most popular subjects is tablet computing. Tablet computers are now used in business, government, education, and the personal lives of practically everyone--at least, it seems that way. As of October 2013, Apple has sold 170 million iPads. The success of tablets is enormous and has…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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Abuhamdieh, Ayman H.; Harder, Joseph T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
This paper proposes a meta-cognitive, systems-based, information structuring model (McSIS) to systematize online information search behavior based on literature review of information-seeking models. The General Systems Theory's (GST) prepositions serve as its framework. Factors influencing information-seekers, such as the individual learning…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Systems Approach, Metacognition, Models
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Hewson, Jennifer; Danbrook, Claire; Sieppert, Jackie – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
A five day Digital Storytelling course was offered to Social Work students, integrating a three day workshop with older adult storytellers who shared stories related to the theme stories of home. A course evaluation was conducted exploring the Digital Storytelling experience and learning in an intergenerational setting. Findings from surveys…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Postsecondary Education
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Duranczyk, Irene M.; Franko, Jennifer; Osifuye, Shade'; Barton, Amy; Higbee, Jeanne L. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
Mentoring and advising are critical aspects of the graduate student experience, and can have a significant impact on the professional lives of future postsecondary faculty and staff and a rippling effect throughout higher education and the global economy. This paper describes the process a new department undertook to create a graduate program that…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mentors, Academic Advising, Student Developed Materials
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