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Wayt, Lindsay K.; LaCost, Barbara Y. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The introduction of performance-based state funding of higher education can be traced to the late 1970s which eliminated bonuses, and replaced regular state funding in part or completely, with funding tied to achievement of state-defined performance goals, which often include student outcomes, like graduation and retention rates. In this article,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Tonini, Donna C.; Burbules, Nicholas C.; Gunsalus, C. K. – Educational Considerations, 2016
This manuscript highlights the development of a leadership preparation program known as the Nanyang Technological University Leadership Academy (NTULA), exploring the leadership challenges unique to a university undergoing rapid growth in a highly multicultural context, and the hybrid model of leadership it developed in response to globalization.…
Descriptors: Models, Blended Learning, Higher Education, Global Approach
RedCorn, Alex – Educational Considerations, 2016
With this themed issue of "Educational Considerations" focused on using university-district partnership academies to prepare leaders for educational settings, it is important to consider the value of this model in socially diverse environments and especially the potential for native nations to use this approach for training emerging…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Models, Educational Administration
Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2016
A former school superintendent who is now a university professor uses her experience in these partnership roles to describe how Kansas State University's collaboratively designed master's academy leadership preparation models merging theory and practice came about over fifteen years ago, and how it has evolved since then.
Descriptors: Models, Partnerships in Education, Leadership Training, Superintendents
Mejía, Pilar; Devin, Samrie; Calvert, Heather – Educational Considerations, 2016
School leadership matters when discussing teacher effectiveness and student performance, and preparation programs need to graduate principals with the skills necessary to lead schools for tomorrow. The traditional approach to preparing educational leaders is no longer getting the job done. In this article, Meija, Devin and Calvert, students who…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Career Academies, Graduate Surveys
Hall, Tom; Clapper, Ann – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this article, professors share how the district/university partnership model thriving at Kansas State University was successfully replicated in North Dakota, and was adapted to match their own department goals. While teacher leadership has become a theme among Kansas State academies, their model was created out of principal preparation efforts.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, School Districts, Models, Teacher Leadership
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Knoeppel, Robert C.; Della Sala, Matthew R. – Educational Considerations, 2015
The conceptualization and measurement of education finance equity and adequacy has engaged researchers for more than three decades. At the same time, calls for increased academic accountability and higher student achievement in K-12 public education have reached new levels at both the national and state levels. Aligning these represents an…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education
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Yahnke, Sally J.; Shroyer, M. Gail – Educational Considerations, 2014
The 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" (National Commission of Excellence in Education) "initiated the longest sustained period of attention to public education in the nation's history and ignited a new wave of interest in teacher preparation" (NRC, Committee on the Study of Teacher…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Excellence in Education, Educational Change
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Allen, David S.; Perl, Michael; Goodson, Lori; Sprouse, Twyla – Educational Considerations, 2014
Considering how long societies have been educating their youth, the history of teacher education is relatively brief. From the first teacher education innovation in the 17th century through those of the late 20th century--de la Salle, the American normal school, the flood of student teachers into public schools after World War II, the student…
Descriptors: Supervision, Team Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Shroyer, M. Gail; Yahnke, Sally J.; Miller, Teresa; Dunn, Cindi; Bridges, Nancy Y. – Educational Considerations, 2014
The purpose of this article is to share the history of one Professional Development School (PDS) partnership in an effort to help others reflect, set visions, and move forward into a new educational future. The emergence, development, and continuation of this partnership was dependent upon finding ways to create a growth-oriented environment,…
Descriptors: Models, Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education, Educational History
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Martinie, Sherri L.; Rumsey, Chepina; Allen, David S. – Educational Considerations, 2014
For a quarter century, Kansas State University's College of Education has supported a Professional Development School (PDS) model involving professional collaboration with selected public school systems across Kansas. In that time, this relationship has proved to be an instrumental vehicle for educational change. The state of Kansas' adoption and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Models, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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McKeown-Moak, Mary P. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Over the past several years, public higher education, both in the U.S. and internationally, has increasingly been required to explain, defend, and validate its performance and value to a wide variety of constituents, including governors, legislators, students, parents, employers, and taxpayers. In addition, in 2006, then U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Accountability, Change Strategies
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Phelps, James L. – Educational Considerations, 2011
The author believes that a unified theory might provide ideas helpful for improving research; professional training and practice; and therefore, student achievement. Little attention was paid to how several variables might work together and there is little discussion regarding how they might work together. The author stresses that there are…
Descriptors: Physics, Educational Administration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Holistic Approach
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Shockley, Robert; Hardman, John; Watlington, Eliah; Heydet-Kirsch, Patricia – Educational Considerations, 2011
In March 2007, Florida Atlantic University hosted a joint NCATE/Florida Department of Education site visit. This successful site visit and following Unit Accreditation Board report resulted in full NCATE accreditation with only one weakness cited. The weakness related to the implementation of the College's assessment system at the Advanced Levels.…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Professional Education, Cultural Differences, Higher Education
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Crampton, Faith E. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Across the nation, a surprising number of both critics and advocates of urban schools demonstrate a naivete about the limits and possibilities of funding in relationship to the academic success of urban students. On one hand, critics often argue, without solid evidence or informed analysis, that urban school districts have sufficient funds to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Government Role
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