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Ehren, M. C. M.; Janssens, F. J. G.; Brown, M.; McNamara, G.; O'Hara, J.; Shevlin, P. – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Across Europe schools and other service providers increasingly operate in networks to provide inclusive education or develop and implement more localized school-to-school improvement models. As some education systems move towards more decentralized decision-making where multiple actors have an active role in steering and governing schools, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Governance, Educational Change
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Garcia-Huidobro, Juan Cristobal; Nannemann, Allison; Bacon, Chris K.; Thompson, Katherine – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
This literature review explored educational change trends as reflected in the first 15 years of the "Journal of Educational Change (JEC)", from 2000 to 2014. The examination of 52 articles accounting for 61% of the Journal's historical citations indicated that the "JEC" has evolved through five periods, which relate to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Change, Journal Articles, Educational History
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Koyama, Jill; Bakuza, Fortidas Rwehumbiza – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Refugee youth attend schools in every state in the United States. Yet, little is known about their schooling experiences or the ways in which schools engage their parents. In this paper, we resituate notions of parent involvement by focusing on the interactions between refugee parents and U.S. schools drawing on data collected during a twenty-six…
Descriptors: Refugees, Parent Participation, Ethnography, Educational Change
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Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
The roles of principal leadership in change management have long been documented. The key concern to examine in this study was the dilemmas and measures confronting principals' when they led changes to instigate inclusive education in Hong Kong. Thus, this paper aims to report sources of dilemmas and how principals tackled them in the change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Principals, Inclusion
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Drake, Kristy – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Recent global events have led to a striking rise of displaced people and refugees worldwide. Every year, the United States resettles nearly 70,000 refugees, with a large minority resettling in one California school district. Approximately 3000 students from refugee families are enrolled in local schools, many of whom lack prior formal education in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Teacher Role
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Donaldson, Morgaen L.; LeChasseur, Kimberly; Mayer, Anysia – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Teachers have the largest school-based influence on student learning, yet there is little research on how instructional practice is systematically distributed within tracking systems. We examine whether teaching practice varies significantly across track levels and, if so, which aspects of instructional practice differ systematically. Using…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Philpott, Carey; Oates, Catriona – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Many researchers claim that there is a compelling weight of evidence for the effectiveness of PLCs in promoting teachers' learning and pupil achievement. However, others raise fundamental questions about their nature and purpose. Some of the uncertainties about the nature and purpose of PLCs relate to the ways in which the macro-context of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Neoliberalism
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Farrell, Caitlin C.; Coburn, Cynthia E. – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Globally, school systems are pressed to engage in large-scale school improvement. In the United States and other countries, school district central offices and other local governing agencies often engage with external organizations and individuals to support such educational change efforts. However, initiatives with external partners are not…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Administration, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education
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Hall, Jeffrey Brooks – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
To date, few observational studies have addressed Scandinavian school inspectors in the field, specifically how inspectors use templates to monitor the formative assessment routines of schools and local school authorities. This paper investigates how the current inspection handbook is being adopted and enacted on the municipal level and the school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Inspection, Observation
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Eddy-Spicer, David H. – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Educational systems across the globe are attempting to reshape the vertical and horizontal dimensions of school accountability. The vertical dimension involves devolution of responsibility to individual schools while the horizontal typically entails promoting the professionalism of leaders and teachers through school networks and school-to-school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change
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Zhao, Yong – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Medical research is held as a field for education to emulate. Education researchers have been urged to adopt randomized controlled trials, a more "scientific" research method believed to have resulted in the advances in medicine. But a much more important lesson education needs to borrow from medicine has been ignored. That is the study…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Medical Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness
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Weiner, Jennie M.; Higgins, Monica C. – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
This study focuses on the understudied connection between teachers' and students' perceptions of school culture. Utilizing a longitudinal sample of approximately 130,000 students and 9000 teachers in 225 New York City traditional public schools, we investigate how professional culture among teachers intersects with students' collective emotional…
Descriptors: School Culture, Public Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Public School Teachers
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Mintrop, Rick; Charles, Jessica – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Group formation studies are rare in the literature on teacher professional learning communities (PLCs). But they are needed to render realistic scenarios and design interventions for practitioners who work in schools where teachers encounter distress and social adversity. Under these conditions, we may need approaches to PLC development that are…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Disadvantaged Schools
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Behnke, Kristin; Steins, Gisela – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
This article presents the results of a follow-up study on the attitudes of German principals towards receiving feedback from school inspections. In a first study, we explored the attitudes of 50 principals towards feedback from school inspections [Quality Analysis (QA) in North Rhine-Westphalia] before school inspections took place at these…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Longitudinal Studies
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Duffy, Gavin; Gallagher, Tony – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Societies which suffer from ethnic and political divisions are often characterised by patterns of social and institutional separation, and sometimes these divisions remain even after political conflict has ended. This has occurred in Northern Ireland where there is, and remains, a long-standing pattern of parallel institutions and services for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Conflict, Catholic Schools
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