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Valenzano, Joseph M., III; Wallace, Samuel P. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
Changes to general education curricula are taking place across the globe. From the Bologna Process in Europe to the Liberal Education and America's Promise initiative in the United States, colleges and universities are reforming what constitutes general education for their students. At the University of Dayton, such reforms took the shape of a…
Descriptors: General Education, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Educational History
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Arar, Khalid; Abu-Asbah, Khaled; Nasra, Muhammed Abu – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
Current research indicates that parental involvement positively influences children's academic success. This study investigates parental involvement in the Arab education system in Israel, highlighting involvement in the New Horizon reform. We interviewed school principals and parent committee chairpersons from 15 Arab schools. The study confirmed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Parent Participation, Educational Change
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Shumer, Robert; Digby, Cynitha – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Educational reform in the United States is perpetually evolving. Much of the recent reforms have concentrated on high-stakes testing and assessment, but a parallel effort has been emerging in the field of vocational and career education. Prompted partly by federal legislation--most recently by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Change, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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Alfeld, Corinne; Bhattacharya, Sharika – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
This study uses a mixed methods approach to examine a new type of curriculum configuration that supports students' transitions to college: career technical programs of study (POS). Interview and survey data were collected from a college and its feeder high schools in each of three well-established ("mature") sites in geographically…
Descriptors: Student Records, Student Attitudes, Career Guidance, Transitional Programs
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Gallo, Mary – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2011
Leadership succession planning is a means to identify the need for systematic and purposeful change in education. Policy, planning, and research suggest that there is an acute shortage of school leaders globally. By illumination of these facts, we detail and describe what is happening within a Canadian context, and this we argue is similar to what…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership, Principals, Synthesis
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Morse, Timothy E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2010
As the identification of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to increase unabated, there exists a need to provide school personnel with information they can use for the purpose of designing and implementing appropriate comprehensive programs for these students. Accordingly, this article identifies and discusses comprehensive…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Autism, Comprehensive Programs, Disabilities
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Dolph, Dave; Grant, Stephen – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2010
Leadership is a discipline that has been studied to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Owing to the attention and emphasis that education has been subject to in recent decades, the study of successful school leadership presents an area worth examining (Smith & Piele, 1997). Therefore, the research underpinning this article…
Descriptors: Organizational Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Superintendents, Educational Practices
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Singh, Kishore – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2010
The right to education is an internationally recognized right. As part of the global movement for Education for All in the past two decades, the right to basic education has emerged in international law, and it carries international obligations--political and legal--on account of collective commitments by the international community for its…
Descriptors: Educational Responsibility, Adult Basic Education, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
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Carr-Chellman, Alison A.; Beabout, Brian; Almeida, Louis; Gursoy, Hursa – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2009
This article presents findings of a qualitative exploration of prisoners' perspectives on ideal schools. Based on the foundation of systems theory, it suggests that many voices are unheard in the school reform dialogue. The results of interviews with maximum-security prisoners pointed to a need for increased relationships among teachers and…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Correctional Institutions, Educational Change, Institutionalized Persons
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Higgins, Ann; Deegan, James G. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2009
This case study describes a 20-year journey of educational transformation from 1985 to 2005 in a bellwether, or highly developed, instance of one school, family, and community partnership--the Kileely Community Project--situated in a large social housing project in Limerick City in the Midwestern region of the Republic of Ireland. The study is a…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Case Studies
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Anderson, Stephen E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
This review considers three areas of findings from research on district roles in reform, drawing particularly on the studies of claimed successful districts. First, the author identifies the challenges confronting district efforts to implement systemwide improvements in student learning. Then, he summarizes evidence about how successful case…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, School Role, Educational Improvement
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Morrison, Julie; Russo, Charles J.; Ilg, Timothy J. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
Crisis in the context of a school has many unique features related to the social structure and sense of community within schools. A school crisis exposes children and staff to threat, loss, and trauma that undermine the safety and stability of the entire school. Crisis intervention has as its explicit aim the goal of providing immediate support to…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Social Structure, Literature Reviews, Best Practices
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McDonald, Jane; Lammert, Jill – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
The purpose of this article is to examine a nationwide effort of educational reform in Peru. Specifically, the authors take a close look at the nation's efforts to change secondary education through the implementation of a 2-year postsecondary learning opportunity called the "bachillerato." First, the authors briefly present the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors, Educational Assessment
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Bikmaz, Fatma – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
The purpose of this study was to analyze the reform efforts in the education system of Turkey and identify missing points of the reform process that was introduced in 2004. An overview of the Turkish educational system is briefly described, followed by the analysis of the reform's rational. This new curriculum is evaluated in terms of its missing…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Su, Bude – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2005
Education reform, as a change process in daily teaching and learning activity, has never been easy. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), a recent nationwide education reform initiative, demonstrates again that change is never easy and not always successful. As a matter of fact, "many innovations in education are either total or partial…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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