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Kruse, Stefan; Dedering, Kathrin – Improving Schools, 2018
In the mid-1990s, inclusion was introduced into discussions on education; today, we still do not have a precisely defined concept of inclusion. This article focuses its attention in this context on Germany, which in ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009 embarked on the path towards realising an inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Sampaio, Marta; Leite, Carlinda – Improving Schools, 2017
This article presents a study that aimed to understand the contributions of self-evaluation (SE) processes towards the development of curricular and social justice and educational improvement. The study focuses on data collected from the schools' external evaluation (SEE) process and from the TEIP programme (Educational Territories of Priority…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Justice, Intervention
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Bush, Tony – Improving Schools, 2017
In seeking to improve student outcomes, governments may choose to exercise direct control over schools, as in many centralised systems, or to provide frameworks for intermediate bodies to engage in improvement activities. One such body is the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), now the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Public Agencies, Government Role
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Andrews, Dorothy; Abawi, Lindy – Improving Schools, 2017
This article provides evidence of a new teacher professionalism whereby teachers, acting as collaborative individuals working together, are the key to effectively meeting the needs of diverse student cohorts. Drawing on data from Australian school contexts and the work of researchers from the Leadership Research International team, new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Educational Improvement, Teachers
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Silva, Marisa; da Silva, Sofia Marques; Araújo, Helena C – Improving Schools, 2017
This article presents an analysis of school principals' perspectives on networking concerning schools and school clusters from areas of social vulnerability (Educational Territories of Priority Intervention (TEIP)) in Northern Portugal. The meanings, purpose, benefits and difficulties of networking in education are examined, based on interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Networks, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Johnston, Jenny – Improving Schools, 2017
This article employs Rittel and Webber's "wicked" problem as a heuristic device for enhancing understanding about National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing in the Australian education context. Using a research project with seven independent schools in New South Wales, Australia, which analysed NAPLAN data from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Heuristics, Elementary School Students
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McCluskey, Gillean – Improving Schools, 2017
While mainstream schools have seen an increasing focus on performance and attainment in recent years, this focus has often been resisted by special and alternative educational provision in the United Kingdom. However, concern is now growing about the low levels of achievement for children and young people educated outside mainstream schools. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Special Schools
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Burrus, Jeremy; Jackson, Teresa; Holtzman, Steven; Roberts, Richard D. – Improving Schools, 2017
This article reports the results of a quasi-experimental study conducted to examine the efficacy of a new time management intervention designed for high school students. Participants were 149 students from a highly selective private high school in the northeastern United States who were in the ninth grade. Half of the students participated in a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Time Management, Quasiexperimental Design, Program Effectiveness
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Gordon, Evelyn; Lowrey, K. Alisa – Improving Schools, 2017
Developing effective novice teachers involves many components. Researchers have studied the impact of principals, induction programs, and mentors on the growth and development of novice teachers. Relationships with college/university faculty, students, parents, and support staff can also impact the growth of these novice professionals. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Grannäs, Jan; Frelin, Anneli – Improving Schools, 2017
This article sets out to explore how and whether the physical, social and conceived conditions in schools facilitate or disrupt support work aimed at improving student learning and preventing social exclusion. This is accomplished by comparing student support practices in the common areas of two newly renovated secondary schools built in two…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Well Being, Interviews, Observation
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Filippello, Pina; Larcan, Rosalba; Sorrenti, Luana; Buzzai, Caterina; Orecchio, Susanna; Costa, Sebastiano – Improving Schools, 2017
Despite the extensive research on parental psychological control, no study has explored the relation between parental and teacher psychological control, maladaptive perfectionism and learned helplessness (LH). The purpose of this study was to investigate (1) whether perceived teacher psychological control predicts positively LH, (2) whether…
Descriptors: Role, Personality Problems, Correlation, Parenting Styles
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Ryom, Knud; Andersen, Mie Maar; Stelter, Reinhard – Improving Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to implement group coaching in a school setting and examine the participants' experiences. Participants were all males (age 12-16 years), primarily with a Middle Eastern family background and from a socioeconomically deprived area. A 2-year intervention with regular coaching counselling during school hours was…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Adolescents, Males, Intervention
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Jentoft, Nina – Improving Schools, 2017
Services provided by primary schools have a significant impact on citizens' living conditions. We need more knowledge of how innovation activities in primary schools should be organized and managed. This article addresses this gap by raising the following question: "Why do municipalities have different ways of organizing preventive work in…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Interviews
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Buchanan, Karen; Buchanan, Thomas – Improving Schools, 2017
While the importance of a professional teacher's collaboration with diverse families is clearly highlighted in the US Department of Education's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and in US teaching standards, research consistently reports that teachers feel unprepared to do this aspect of their work. The failure of the teaching profession to grow…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family School Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Benoliel, Pascale; Schechter, Chen – Improving Schools, 2017
Research results have provided evidence of the potential contribution that professional learning communities (PLCs) can make to enhance school outcomes. While numerous organizational and cultural aspects of schools have been recognized as key requirements for PLC success, researchers have noted that a teacher's ability to share knowledge in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Principals, Administrator Role
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