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McCardle, Todd – Educational Considerations, 2020
Using a Critical Race Theory framework, this manuscript examines the scholarly literature on the intersection of tracking and its historical use as a method for establishing and maintaining racial segregation in American public schools. I begin by exploring accounts of tracking in American public educational institutions as researched by…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Racial Bias, Track System (Education)
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Hughey, Judy – Educational Considerations, 2020
Personalized learning is designed to address the disengagement of today's students and to be proactive in closing the growing achievement gaps occurring in far too many schools. The goal of personalized learning is to engage students in the process, building on their interests, aptitudes, and strengths, thus creating intrinsic motivation for…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation
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Neuenswander, Brad – Educational Considerations, 2020
Kansas, like many states that are coming off of an era of accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind requirements, is looking at more meaningful ways to value and measure student success. We have asked ourselves questions such as: are we focusing on the right measures; is our accountability system aligned to our educational priorities…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Role of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Miller, Mischel – Educational Considerations, 2020
The national education system, similar to the Kansas education system, has seen little change since the 1800s(Throckmorton, 1967). In fact, over 50 years later, there have been few changes. Children come to school around the age of five to enter kindergarten and then move through the current system by age and grade level. These children sit in…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Success
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Balkar, Betül; Öztuzcu, Rabia; Aksab, Sahabettin – Educational Considerations, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the developments observed in the Turkish education policies in the light of international scientific studies on education policy following the 12 year compulsory education (4+4+4) reform that took place in 2012. Data for the study that was carried out as scoping review and intrinsic case study were…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley – Educational Considerations, 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2013
This article is a follow-up to Mary Devin's report on the collaborative efforts required to create the "Kansas Educational Leadership Institute" in 2010. The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) moved from planning to implementation on March 30, 2011, as a statewide systematic support system for the recruitment, development,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Statewide Planning, Leadership Training, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Augustine-Shaw, Donna; Funk, Elizabeth – Educational Considerations, 2013
The experience and reflection of participants of the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) program are the focus of this article. Many Kansas superintendents face the challenge of working hundreds of miles from colleagues who wear similar hats and work in comparable roles. Often the closest professional mentors or peers live hours away,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Leadership Training, Educational Administration, Administrator Education
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Funk, Elizabeth – Educational Considerations, 2013
Strong leadership has a tremendous impact on organizations. This special edition of "Educational Considerations" highlights the journey of the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI), from inception to implementation. All of the authors in this special themed edition of "Educational Considerations" describe the various…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Leadership Training
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Cray, Martha – Educational Considerations, 2012
Over the years, many scholars have criticized traditional leadership preparation programs for failing to produce qualified educational leaders capable of moving public education into the 21st century. As a result, many university-based principal preparation programs have introduced reforms aimed at better preparing future school leaders. Many of…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Quality, Superintendents, Public Education
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Miller, Teresa; Ribble, Michael – Educational Considerations, 2010
Online learning has changed education in many ways. This change was not mandated, but instead filled a need expressed by students. A problem with this shift toward online teaching is that it has happened randomly and irregularly within K-12 systems. Demands from students for online learning at both K-12 and higher education levels have not always…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Resistance to Change, Barriers