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MacKinnon, Gregory R. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2021
A mixed-methods study including 22 Sino-Nova Scotian school principals in China has established that preparation for leadership in that context requires the consideration of many salient factors. While many North American standards of leadership are an important foundation, effective communication within the multidimensional system is of paramount…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Brown, Chris; Flood, Jane – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Research Informed Teaching Practice has become a fundamental aspect of educational reform in the modern world, aiding the development and improvement of teaching and learning, decision-making and the school improvement agenda in general. This article presents the findings from a small-scale study across three infant schools in England involving 15…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Utilization, Early Childhood Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship
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Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Research impact is increasingly a global issue, yet it is still emerging in the context of U.S. education. This article synthesizes insights on this issue from key thought leaders in various roles in the U.S. education system, including their perspectives on defining, motivating, measuring, and supporting research impact. These insights offer the…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Educational Research, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Cooper, Amanda; MacGregor, Stephen; Shewchuk, Samantha – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Research-practice-partnerships (RPPs) have arisen as a potentially powerful mechanism for school improvement; however, there is little work how to evaluate RPPs. This study investigates how four RPPs are addressing impact by (a) document analysis of metrics (N = 123) being used to assess partnerships, and (b) interviews exploring how network leads…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Malin, Joel R. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
This study presents a conceptualization of mediated, evidence-informed practice as a form of impact within the education context, then examines whether and how a particular intermediary organization, Edutopia, is having such an impact. Extant open- and closed-ended survey data are analyzed. Survey respondents routinely reported using content…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Research Utilization, Educational Research, Organizations (Groups)
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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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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Baumbusch, Jennifer; Lloyd, Jennifer E. V.; Liou, Yu Chyi David; Zou, Danjie – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Research priority setting makes knowledge users integral to the development of research agendas. The purpose of this study was to explore educational leaders' perspectives on research priorities in special education. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with leaders from 60 public school districts in British Columbia, Canada. Seventy-one…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Research, Agenda Setting, Research Needs
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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Burke, Lindsey M. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
This article uses a survey experiment to examine the effects of public school deregulations on public school leaders' support for a hypothetical private school voucher program in California. There is no evidence to suggest that public school deregulations affect public school leaders' support for private school vouchers overall. However,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Administrator Attitudes, School Choice, Educational Vouchers
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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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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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Naff, David Bryant – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) present opportunities to conduct studies that support evidence-based decision-making for participating school districts. Doing this work effectively requires ongoing input from key stakeholders, attention to the local impact of the research, and targeted dissemination to audiences who can benefit from…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Information Dissemination, Nonprint Media
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Weissblueth, Eyal; Linder, Ifat – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
A simulation is a powerful tool for having an experience in a controlled and safe environment. In education, it has been used within simulation centers. The current study examined the effect of simulations on the professional self-efficacy of school principals in training. Twenty-two master of education students were asked to fill out the…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Self Efficacy, Professional Development
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Kutsyuruba, Benjamin – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
Research shows that school administrators' engagement is vital in creating a structure supportive of induction and mentoring for early career teachers. This article details a mixed-method research study that examined the role and impact of school administrators' engagement in four teacher induction programs in the United States (two statewide and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers
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