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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
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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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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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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Walker, Keith; Kutsyuruba, Benjamin – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
This article is based on an extensive mixed-methods pan-Canadian study that examined the differential impact of teacher induction and mentorship programs on the retention of early career teachers (ECTs). It discusses the findings from the analysis of publicly available pan-Canadian documents detailing the mandated roles, duties, and…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Role, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Patten, Sarah L. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
This study aims to recommend and test a conceptual model for socio-economic status (SES) and variables to measure it that are available to researchers in Canada and applicable in other countries. Recommendations for quantitative researchers are presented to address issues that arise with including SES in analyses. The study analyzed data linking…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement
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Faubert, Brenton Cyriel; Le, Anh Thi Hoai; Wakim, Georges; Swapp, Donna – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
This article reports on a rigorous approach developed for calibrating the Evidence-Based Adequacy Model to suit the Ontario K-12 public education context, and the actual calibrations made. The four-step calibration methodology draws from expert consultations and a review of the academic literature. Specific attention is given to the technical…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Models, Foreign Countries
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Rodway, Joelle – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2019
Ontario's Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) program is a provincially sponsored initiative that aims to build school district capacity for developing research-informed school mental health policies. This article reports findings from a mixed-methods study that employs social network theory and analysis tools to explore the centrality of CYMH…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Capacity Building, Mental Health Programs, Educational Policy
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