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Stanley, Darrius; Chambers, Terah T. Venzant – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
Research on the merit of school tracking policies has long been at the center of heated educational debate. Unfortunately, while the trend in studies looking at tracking in schools has continued, the student perspective has been underutilized in much of this previous research. Recently, however, there has been a surge in research that focuses on…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Dos Santos, Luis Miguel; Lo, Ho Fai – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
This article investigates why potential doctoral students decided to enroll in a professional doctorate program instead of a traditional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and how it enhanced their professional development and career promotion. Twenty professional doctorate graduates were invited to participate in this study, which was guided by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Program Development, Graduates
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Oliver, John; Gordon, Stephen P.; Oliver, Michele L. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
This article reports on a study of the value master's students in a principal preparation program placed on a variety of instructional strategies. The aspiring principals completed a survey with fixed-response and open-ended items. The students' most valued class discussions were about how their personal experiences related to the class topic and…
Descriptors: Principals, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Administrator Education
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Casalaspi, David; Hutt, Ethan; Schneider, Jack – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
While much has been written about the effects of standardized testing on student achievement, less work has addressed how parents take up this information. Drawing on a survey of 286 parents in a diverse urban school district, this research illuminates three aspects of parental response to test score information: 1) how parents relate various…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise
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Pharis, Thomas James; Allen, Larry; Mahoney, Jamie V.; Sullivan, Stephanie – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
A focus on improving teacher quality and student achievement led many states to implement teacher effectiveness systems. The Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching was adapted by Kentucky as the Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES). This study examined educator viewpoints concerning the impact of TPGES on improving…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Meemar, Salah S. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
This study captures the perspectives of school principals in Saudi Arabia regarding the new authorities granted to them as part of their country's education decentralization efforts. Specifically, it explores these principals' perceived ability to implement the new authorities, the levels of support they received, the effectiveness, and any…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrative Organization
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Yao, Yuan – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
This study applies the Wilcoxon signed-rank test and Kruskal-Wallis test to explore the significant differences in international student populations among five American regions from both the synchronic and diachronic perspectives. The study found significant differences in international student populations among the five American regions in 2016.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Geographic Regions, Student Characteristics, Climate
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Paufler, Noelle A. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
Since the adoption of teacher evaluation systems that rely, at least in part, on controversial student achievement measures, little research has been conducted that focuses on stakeholders' perceptions of systems in practice, specifically school principals. This study was conducted in a large urban school district to better understand principals'…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Principals
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Lopez-Delgado, Manuel – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2018
The understanding that leadership matters is well regarded in many types of organizations not only in education. In 2015 Mexico implemented a new system to appoint school leaders updating the previous, which was applied for more than four decades. This system aims to appoint the most competent candidate as school principal based on the scores they…
Descriptors: School Administration, Principals, Leadership Training, Faculty Development
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Huggins, Kristin Shawn; Klar, Hans W.; Hammonds, Hattie L.; Buskey, Frederick C. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
In this multisite case study, we examine the personal capacities of six high school principals who have developed the leadership capacities of other leaders in their respective schools. Participants were purposefully selected by two teams of researchers in two states of the United States, one on the east coast and one on the west coast, who…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Leadership Training, Capacity Building
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Heintzelman, Sara C.; Bathon, Justin M. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
In Texas, state policy anticipates that installing video cameras in special education classrooms will decrease student abuse inflicted by teachers. Lawmakers assume that collecting video footage will prevent teachers from engaging in malicious actions and prosecute those who choose to harm children. At the request of a parent, Section 29.022 of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Special Education, Child Abuse, School Safety
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Malin, Joel R.; Paralkar, Vijay Keshaorao – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
The importance of intermediation between communities primarily engaged in research production and those primarily engaged in practice is increasingly acknowledged, yet our understanding of the nature and influence of this work in education remains limited. Accordingly, this study utilizes case study methodology and aspires to understand the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Case Studies, Leaders, Research and Development
Prezyna, Dolores Marie; Garrison, Mark J.; Lockte, Hilary A.; Gold, Carol P. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
This study investigates how the role of the reading specialist (RS) is defined and communicated by principals, and examines to what degree a common understanding of this role exists among teachers, building administrators and reading specialists. The principal's responsibility in defining and communicating role, and the effect these efforts have…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Role, Reading Consultants, Elementary Schools
Greany, Toby; Brown, Chris – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
This article examines the impetus for schools to engage both in and with evidence in England's self-improving school system. It begins with an examination of how the education policy environment has changed, shifting from predominantly top down approaches to school improvement to the current government's focus on schools themselves sourcing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
Harrison, Christopher; Davidson, Kristen; Farrell, Caitlin – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2017
Expectations for the role of research in educational improvement are high. Meeting these expectations requires productive relationships between researchers and practitioners. Few studies, however, have systematically explored the ways researchers can build stronger, more productive relationships with practitioners. This study seeks to identify…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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