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Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article discusses the changing cultural fabric in Kansas. The author sees this change as an opportunity to strengthen and expand the Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language programming. By taking this approach, adult education will appeal not only to best practices where authentic community-based approaches are indeed more…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Immigrants, Social Change, English (Second Language)
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Doolittle, Gini; Stanwood, H. Mark; Simmerman, Herb – Educational Considerations, 2006
In this article, the authors examine the prerequisites for leadership preparation programs with regard to implementing and institutionalizing professional learning communities as an instructional strategy. First, the authors posit that as faculty they must examine and reflect on their own teaching practices and how they influence their reciprocal…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Cooperative Learning
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Collins, Royce Ann – Educational Considerations, 2006
This study looked at specific influences on the cognitive development of adult students in two settings. The results of this study demonstrated that some students increased in cognitive complexity according to Perry's scheme. From this study, one cannot identify a single experience that is solely responsible for assisting students in developing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Adult Students, Evaluation Methods, Cognitive Development
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Beachum, Floyd D.; Williams, Darrell; McCray, Carlos R. – Educational Considerations, 2006
With increased debates over various aspects of special education, it has become apparent that multicultural leadership is needed to prepare school administrators and teachers to design effective special education programs. In this article, the authors discuss several aspects of administering successful programs for multicultural students. To be…
Descriptors: Special Education, Ethnic Diversity, Special Needs Students, Leadership
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Wetig, Saundra – Educational Considerations, 2006
This author recognized that she needed to revisit her preservice teachers' practicum experience to reassess her goals, ideas, and priorities regarding how to provide a quality teaching and learning experience of her preservice teachers. As the author reflected on the practicum experience, she identified the missing link--reciprocity. The practicum…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning
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Jefferson, Anne L. – Educational Considerations, 2006
In the academic world, there is an assumption of reasonable administrative conduct. In fact, to ensure such conduct, universities, like other public institutions, may have collective agreements to reinforce this assumption. However, in some cases, the university as employer can very quick off the mark should any faculty member wander into what it…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Administration, Case Studies, Work Environment
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Everson, Susan Toft – Educational Considerations, 2006
This article presented a rationale for building partnerships into professional doctoral programs in educational leadership and a description of Saint Louis University's use of partnerships in its redesigned Ed.D. program. Although the program has been implemented, it continues to be a work in progress because of the underlying assumption that the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Doctoral Programs, Problem Based Learning, Quality Control
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Gordon, Stephen P.; Stiegelbauer, Suzanne; Diehl. Julie – Educational Considerations, 2006
This study reports on the process and outcomes of schoolwide action research by nine schools in their first year as Network members. The participants were a blend of urban, suburban, small town, and rural schools in Central Texas. Focal points of the case studies and cross-case comparison included: (1) how the schools organized for action…
Descriptors: Action Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Kindergarten
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Dominguez, Ramon – Educational Considerations, 2006
Having a sufficient number of qualified individuals to fill vacant positions is essential for community colleges in both New Mexico and the nation. Qualified individuals must be well-prepared both academically and "practically" to take a leadership role in a major institution of higher education, the community college. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Doctoral Programs, Leadership, Two Year Colleges
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McGlamery, Sheryl; Fluckinger, Jarene; Edick, Nancy – Educational Considerations, 2006
The CADRE Project is a collaborative teacher induction effort between higher education and K-12 practitioners. It was designed to make a difference in the induction experience of beginning teachers. The evaluation of the CADRE project was designed to assess whether the needs of the beginning CADRE teachers were being met. In order to assess…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Collaboration, Logical Thinking
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Phelps, James L.; Addonizio, Michael F. – Educational Considerations, 2006
How do district policies, leadership, and support services influence the quality of teaching and learning in public schools? This article uses a rich longitudinal school-level database to estimate a model of student achievement and analyzes the residuals in the model to obtain estimates of the contributions of unobserved school and school district…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Models
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Bakken, Jeffrey P.; O'Brian, Mary; Shelden, Debra L. – Educational Considerations, 2006
It is imperative for special education administrators, and all administrators, to adapt to the changing demographic and educational environments. The field of special education has changed dramatically in the last three decades, and administrators can and should be leaders of the continued evolution of special education. One useful organizing…
Descriptors: Special Education, Administrators, Administrator Role, Change
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Mukuria, Gathogo; Obiakor, Festus E. – Educational Considerations, 2006
Urban school building administrators are aware of sociocultural dynamics that affect today's urban schools, but they seem to lack the will to make the necessary changes that could buttress programmatic stability and integrity. For some, the debate focuses on the issue of equity in the pursuit of educational excellence for all children. For others,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Ethnic Diversity, Special Education, Leadership
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Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Morgan, Jill – Educational Considerations, 2006
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 provided a clear mandate to school administrators to provide additional training for professional and paraprofessional staff. With its requirement that school districts must ensure that all staff are "highly qualified" for the roles assigned to them, it leaves no room for excuses or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Regulation, Supervision, Disabilities
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Obi, Sunday O. – Educational Considerations, 2006
For many ethnically diverse students with learning disabilities, participation in postsecondary education is necessary. However, to achieve this goal, a comprehensive transition planning is essential. As a consequence, postsecondary personnel must collaborate with others to ensure nondiscriminatory but sensible treatment of ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, Ethnic Diversity, Learning Disabilities
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