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Brion, Corinne – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
This article focuses on Christian low-fee private schools (LFPSs) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. This qualitative study uses a case study approach to longitudinally examine who these schools serve, why parents chose them, and what challenges the schools face. Findings reveal that parents choose Christian LFPSs for religious reasons and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice, Barriers
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Alemu, Daniel S.; Pyktina, Olga – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Existing research on faculty mobility generally investigates the issue in the context of Western postsecondary institutions. This study adds to the body of knowledge through studying higher education faculty in six Middle Eastern countries. Participants of the study were higher education faculty members in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Decision Making
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McNaughtan, Jon L.; Brower, Margaret T.; Overton, Betty – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
The cost of higher education continues to rise, forcing many students to seek financial support to pursue their education. Many countries have utilized national systems of student aid to help mitigate the increasing costs. However, these financial aid systems often lead to significant student debt. Guided by restrained choice theory, this study…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Loan Repayment, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial)
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Bailes, Lauren P.; Nandakumar, Ratna – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
High-quality measurement tools are critical to school improvement efforts. Education researchers frequently employ surveys in order to assess a host of variables associated with school improvement. This article asserts that Rasch modeling techniques enhance the quality of a measurement tool because they comprise elements of both qualitative and…
Descriptors: Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Item Response Theory, Administrator Role
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Clayton, Jennifer; Robertson, Donald; Sotomayor, Tania – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to explore how PBIS and equity interacted according to school and district leaders. Research methods/approach: This study examined how five schools made meaning of the implementation process, ongoing efforts, and structures created. Through a case study including interviews, focus groups, and observations,…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Program Implementation
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Smith, Page A.; Escobedo, Patty; Kearney, Wowek Sean – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
This investigation explores the relationships between principal influence and four facets of organizational climate: institutional vulnerability, collegial leadership, achievement press, and professional teacher behavior. Data were collected from 2,033 teachers at 112 elementary schools in two states from the Southern and Midwestern United States.…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Influences, Educational Environment
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MacKinnon, Gregory Rodney; Young, David; Paish, Sophie; LeBel, Sue – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
An instructional leadership program (ILP) has offered education and support to three cohorts of educational leaders in Nova Scotia, Canada, amounting to approximately 130 participants. Quantitative and qualitative feedback from a convenience sample (n = 90) suggests that the ILP offers an extremely useful practical program; in fact, 95 percent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Education Programs, Leadership Training
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Curry, Jennifer R.; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary; Saal, Leah Katherine; Meidl, Tynisha D. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
The purpose of this study was a state-level investigation of school counselors' knowledge of their role in the implementation of service-learning policy using survey research methods. The respondents reported having little knowledge of the policy, not having implemented it statewide, and not having been trained in service-learning pedagogy. Based…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Secondary Schools, Service Learning
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Cooper, Lori A. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
This study examined the impact of Conscious Discipline® on Michigan elementary teachers' perceptions of their self-efficacy and burnout levels. Teachers completed a survey of the Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) and Maslach's Burnout Inventory (MBI) and were observed using a fidelity instrument (Rain, 2014) by the researcher five months…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout
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Gonzales, Miguel M.; Storti, Richard – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
To help promote a culture of innovation, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Telecommunication of Costa Rica established a national executive decree requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (NPSTF). This case study examines the role of five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Elementary Schools, Administrator Role
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Barrett-Tatum, Jennifer; Ashworth, Kristen; Scales, David – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
South Carolina's Read to Succeed Law (RTS) is different than the other 15 states' literacy-based third grade retention laws. It mandates literacy intervention training for in-service and pre-service teachers. Research indicates academic gains from retention are short-lived, diminishing over time and increasing drop-out rates. Through a statewide…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Literacy, Educational Policy, Grade 3
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Nohilly, Margaret; Tynan, Fionnuala – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
While there is an increasing interest in the notion of well-being--politically, societally and educationally--it remains an enigmatic, multifaceted concept that sometimes eludes definition in academic articles. This article takes account of policy developments in the area of well-being over the last decade in Ireland, particularly educational…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Policy, Correlation, Policy Analysis
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Rodriguez, Jacqueline; Powell, Selma; Straub, Carrie; Vince-Garland, Krista; Wienke, Wilfred – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
It is critically important for leadership personnel in special education to develop knowledge and skills in policy and advocacy. The Pew Charitable Trust initiated a survey to uncover resources and experiences impacting doctoral-level preparation at institutes of higher education. Results indicated that fewer than 30 percent of doctoral students…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Internship Programs, Special Education
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Richardson, Jayson W.; McLeod, Scott; Hurst, Todd – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
There is a dearth of research on the perceptions of faculty members in educational leadership regarding open access publications. This reality may exist because of a lack of funding for educational leadership research, financial obstacles, tenure demands, or reputation concerns. It may be that there are simply fewer established open access…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Access to Information, Faculty Publishing
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Toprak, Mustafa – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
This study aims to investigate how national education councils are organized in Turkey, shed light on their voting procedures, and examine their perceived challenges, based on data from eight participants of the 18th National Education Council. A qualitative research design was adopted and data were collected through semi-structured interviews. By…
Descriptors: Governance, Centralization, Educational Policy, Voting
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