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Rivera, Marialena D. – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
In an era of expanding global educational privatization and shifting policies on how to fund educational facilities in many states in the US, this study engages the lenses of critical policy analysis and fiscal sociology to examine educational privatization in the school facilities industry in California. Employing critical policy document…
Descriptors: Privatization, Educational Facilities, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Leonardi, Bethy – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
In this article, I examine the relationship between large-scale social discourses and local, school discourses as it plays out in conversations about gender and sexuality with and among teachers, specifically in the context of the passage of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act in California. Grounded in feminist…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Middle Schools, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers
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Sung, Kenzo K. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Derrick Bell's interest convergence thesis is a seminal framework to analyze social change within critical race theory. While interest convergence's influence has grown, two foundational questions have been raised: do interest groups act rationally; does interest convergence also offer a change prescription or only an explanation of prior events.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Racial Bias, Poverty, Bilingual Education
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Newman, Denis; Zacamy, Jenna; Lazarev, Valeriy; Lin, Li – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
This five-year study focused on school processes that promoted the scaling-up of a high school academic literacy framework, Reading Apprenticeship, developed by WestEd's Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI). Implementing an innovative strategy for scaling-up involving school-based cross-disciplinary teacher teams, SLI brought the framework to 274…
Descriptors: Scaling, Randomized Controlled Trials, Apprenticeships, Qualitative Research
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Rezaei, Ali R. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The goal of this research study was to find what makes groupwork to be successful. We asked faculty why they give groupwork assignments to their students and what their opinions about the best practices in creating effective groupwork environment for their students are. It was also intended to compare instructors' opinions with research findings…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Teamwork, Group Discussion, Teacher Attitudes
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Kane, Pearl Rock; Barbaro, Justin – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Headship transitions in U.S. independent schools represent critical organizational events that affect multiple school constituencies, including faculty, staff, and students. With recent projections forecasting a high level of impending headship transitions in independent schools, this paper seeks to capture how second-year U.S. independent school…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Administrators, Faculty Mobility, Governing Boards
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Spain, Angeline K. – American Journal of Education, 2016
Decentralization and deregulation policies assume that local educational leaders make better resource decisions than state policy makers do. Conceptual models drawn from organizational theory, however, offer competing predictions about how district central office administrators are likely to leverage their professional expertise in devolved…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Resource Allocation, Decision Making, Educational Policy
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Jackson, Jacob; Kurlaender, Michal – American Journal of Education, 2016
State K-12 assessments may soon include measures for college readiness, as California's already do. We seek to understand how California's Early Assessment Program (EAP, designed to assess high school juniors' college readiness in English and math) may have influenced overall school-level college readiness and state accountability outcomes. Using…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), College Readiness
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Moulin, Kerry L.; Chung, Chia-Jung – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this research study was to explore with what impact evening media use interfered with either schoolwork and/or sufficient healthy sleep. In addition, the study examined with what impact there may be a compromise in students' ability or aptitude for positive academic success, related to either lack of sleep or electronic media use.…
Descriptors: Sleep, Late Adolescents, College Students, High School Students
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Lo, Yafen; Yen, Shu-Chen; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
High-impact educational practices can promote student involvement and learning outcomes, but are rarely tested in the community college setting--where involvement is a typical challenge to student success. For Family Child Care (FCC) providers, who tend to be older and overworked, higher-education training can be especially difficult. The present…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Communities of Practice, Professional Development
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Bulkley, Katrina E.; Henig, Jeffrey R. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Amid the growth of charter schools, autonomous schools, and private management organizations, an increasing number of urban districts are moving toward a portfolio management model (PMM). In a PMM, the district central office oversees schools that operate under a variety of governance models. The expansion of PMMs raises questions about local…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Privatization, Portfolio Assessment, School Districts
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Lauen, Douglas Lee; Fuller, Bruce; Dauter, Luke – American Journal of Education, 2015
The debate over charter school effectiveness relies largely on neoclassical logic: individual parents or students express demand for a widening array of school types and then experience variable levels of organizational quality. We argue that market-like behavior is nested in segments of local organizational fields with different types of charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement
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Daly, Alan J.; Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Liou, Yi-Hwa; Tuytens, Melissa; del Fresno, Miguel – American Journal of Education, 2015
Recent work suggests the importance of collaboration among district-office and school leaders. Most studies examine prosocial relationships, but negative social ties, which may be more consequential, are rarely examined. We collected survey data from 78 educational leaders on perceptions of culture and negative relationships and used…
Descriptors: Role, Trust (Psychology), Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane; Rowsell, Jennifer; Simpson, Alyson; Scott, Ruth McQuirter; Walsh, Maureen; Ciampa, Katia; Saudelli, Mary Gene – Journal of Education, 2015
This article profiles the use of the iPad in classroom literacy activities in three instructional environments: Toronto, Canada; San Diego, United States; and Sydney, Australia. The two-year, qualitative study included observational fieldwork filming students' interactions with tablets in the midst of literacy events. Students in each context used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Literacy
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