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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Gregory, Karen; Yu, Lisa – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This article reports on findings from a multiple case study investigating the nature of educators' approaches toward monitoring English language learners' (ELLs) performance and using data to improve instruction and apply appropriate interventions. Six New York elementary schools where ELLs' performance was better than predicted (i.e.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Tahir, Khazima; Ikram, Hamid; Economos, Jennifer; Morote, Elsa-Sophia; Inserra, Albert – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine how graduate students with undergraduate majors in arts, humanities, and social sciences perceived individualized consideration, Student-Professor Engagement in Learning (SPEL), intellectual stimulation, and student deep learning, and how these variables predict effective teaching. A sample of 251 graduate…
Descriptors: Art Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Teacher Effectiveness
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Galligan, John J.; Annunziato, Anthony – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This article examines the impact of the fiscal recovery policies stemming from the 2007-09 economic recession and the implementation of the 2011 New York State Property Tax Levy Cap on the budgets of school districts located within a Long Island, New York suburban township. The research basis of this paper is based on two studies conducted by the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Suburban Schools, Economic Factors
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Peterson, Christopher; DeSimone, Paul J., Jr.; Desmond, Thomas J.; Zahn, Brian; Morote, Elsa-Sofia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the five variables that measure servant leadership (Altruistic Calling, Emotional Healing, Persuasive Mapping, Organizational Stewardship, and Team Learning) impact on teachers' perception of principal Wisdom. Participants were from fifteen moderate-need elementary schools located in southern New York…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Leadership Qualities
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Dobish, Melisa; Griffiths, Jacqueline; Meyer, Richard – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This study examines the impact of implementing the professional development program, Keeping Learning on Track (KLT), on teaching and learning in a rural school in a Midwestern state. KLT was a program developed by Dylan William and his colleagues at the Educational Training Service and published by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA).…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Rural Schools, Teacher Surveys
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Clark, Alison J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The increase of intense pressures to ensure long-term education reforms have created a challenge for school leaders as they direct and nurture the abilities of others. The purpose of this research was to understand and describe suburban elementary principals' practices and perceptions as change leaders related to capacity building through the…
Descriptors: Principals, Suburban Schools, Capacity Building, Elementary Schools
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Kamoru, Usman; Ramon, Olosunde Gbolagade – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This study examined the relationship between self-concept, attitude of the students towards mathematics, and math achievement. Also, this study investigated the influence of study habits on achievement; study habits on attitude of students to mathematics. The influence of gender and self-concept and study habit group on achievement and attitude…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Enstice, Emily M. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
There is limited research that investigates parent perspectives with respect to their early elementary school children's home language use. The findings reported in this article are part of a dissertation study on parent perceptions of bilingualism conducted in Northern California. To fill the gap in research, this study investigates how first…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Elementary School Students, Language Usage, Family Environment
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Matthews, Alison; McPherson-Berg, Sherry L.; Quinton, Adalcy; Rotunda, Robert S.; Morote, Elsa-Sofia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the school-parent relationship (volunteering, outreach, and communicating) in schools differs among the poverty level of students. One hundred eighty-nine middle school parents answered a parental involvement survey. Comparisons were made between the poverty level of students (free and reduced…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Volunteers, Outreach Programs, Interpersonal Communication
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Beck, Paula D. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The current study by Beck (2014) investigated whether any relationship exists between a cross-section of 48 fourth-grade elementary-school students and their artistic judgments regarding the seven elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Each of these elements of art affects our senses and might offer a better…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Art, Student Diversity
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Imbriaco, Joseph J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
How can we inspire our youth to consistently do what is right? Lectures and readings on ethics could help, but are unlikely to spur intrinsic motivation. A more comprehensive option is to aid in the development of a characterbased moral identity which will stay with them as they grow. The development of a moral identity is desirable because it can…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Youth, Role Models
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Ahmed, Khalique; Trager, Bradley; Rodwell, Megan; Foinding, Linda; Lopez, Cori – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
Defined as nonjudgmentally paying attention to the present moment (Kabat-Zinn, 1994), modern-day mindfulness has gained considerable attention in various science fields. However, despite this growth, many uses of mindfulness remain unexplored. In this paper, we focus on the application of mindfulness programs in educational settings, specifically…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Test Anxiety, Mathematics Anxiety, Science Instruction
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Tahir, Khazima – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This study explored the interplay of diversity experiences and critical thinking of Pakistani college students and determined how the classroom experience supported and exposed students to diversity and critical thinking. The researcher conducted teachers' interviews to gather data in a college in Pakistan. Teachers were asked to respond to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, College Students
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McNamara, Barry E. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The nature of bullying and the proliferation of bully prevention programs for schools is well-documented. Research indicates that the most effective programs are those that are implemented school-wide. Forty-nine states have passed some type of legislation that deals with bully-prevention in schools. Clearly, schools throughout the country are…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Peer Relationship
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O'Hara, Dennis P.; Probst, Carolyn J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2016
Hiring decisions offer an immense opportunity for school leaders to influence the trajectory of their organizations in the immediate and long-term. However, very few school administrators have appropriate training, if any at all, in how to select the best candidates. Effective hiring for school counselors, psychologists, and social workers…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Caseworkers
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