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Gurley, D. Keith; Peters, Gary B.; Collins, Loucrecia; Fifolt, Matthew – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
This article reports findings from a study of graduate level, educational leadership students' familiarity with shared mission, vision, values, and goals statements and the perceived impact these concepts have on their practice as leaders and teachers in schools. The study is primarily qualitative and uses content analysis of responses to…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Graduate Students, Administrator Education, Values
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Brown, Chris; Rogers, Sue – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
This paper has three key aims. First it examines the authors' attempts to use knowledge creation activity as a way of developing evidence informed practice amongst a learning community of 36 early years practitioners in the London Borough of Camden. Second, it seeks to illustrate how the authors approached the idea of measuring evidence use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Research
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Emo, Wendy – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
This study explores the reasons why teachers introduce innovations into their teaching. Interviews were conducted with thirty teachers in primary, secondary, and university settings in one Midwestern USA community. All participants said they innovated due to a desire to improve student learning; other frequently mentioned reasons were professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Educational Innovation, Interviews, Elementary School Teachers
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Tamir, Eran – Journal of Educational Change, 2014
Recruitment, preparation, and retention of graduates of elite colleges is considered an innovative approach to improve teacher quality and promote change in the neediest schools. While the debate over the effectiveness of such programs is heavily focused on programs like Teach For America, this paper considers three teacher preparation programs…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Cornelissen, Frank; van Swet, Jacqueline; Beijaard, Douwe; Bergen, Theo – Journal of Educational Change, 2013
School-university research networks aim at closer integration of research and practice by means of teacher research. Such practice-oriented research can benefit both schools and universities. This paper reports on a multiple-case study of five participants in a school-university research network in a Dutch master's program. The research question…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Masters Programs, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Beatty, Brenda – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
Based on reflections from over a decade of research, scholarship, and programmatic applications, this article provides evidence of impact from the work of Professor Andy Hargreaves with a specific focus on his concept of contrived collegiality. Explorations into matters of emotion provided an entry point through which the author has addressed the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cooperation, Collegiality, Leadership
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Fullan, Michael – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
Throughout his career, Andy Hargreaves has continuously pushed the boundaries of knowledge and practice in the field of educational change. He has broken new ground so often that I have come to think of him as a "frontier man." Andy has also been a generous mentor to colleagues and students enhancing the level of scholarship and expertise in his…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Biographies, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Harris, Alma – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
This article outlines how the work of Andy Hargreaves has significantly and substantially informed our understanding of educational change, particularly systemwide change, by drawing upon his most recent research and writing to consider what is known about the process of successful, large-scale reform. It focuses on some of the "fallacies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Systems Approach, Teacher Educators
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Cramer, Sharon F.; Tetewsky, Sheldon J.; Marczynski, Kelly S. – Journal of Educational Change, 2010
Implementations of new or major upgrades of existing student information systems require incorporation of new paradigms and the exchange of familiar routines for new methods. As a result, implementations are almost always time consuming and expensive. Many people in the field of information technology have identified some of the challenges faced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Systems, Information Technology, Educational Technology
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Waugh, Russell F.; Ketusiri, Anusak – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
Thailand passed the National Education Act (1999) which introduced the largest educational change there in over 50 years. This study investigated Lecturer Receptivity to that change at four Rajabhat Universities in the second year of the implementation stage during 2002. Receptivity was conceptualized as relating to eight aspects of the change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Questionnaires
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Yamazumi, Katsuhiro – Journal of Educational Change, 2008
This article analyzes a hybrid after-school learning activity for children called "New School" (NS). NS is an inter-institutional, collaborative project based on a partnership between a university and local elementary schools that also involves other social actors and institutions. Using a framework of third generation activity theory, the article…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Sannino, Annalisa – Journal of Educational Change, 2008
This article examines why an initially successful innovative pedagogical practice was not sustained. The innovative practice was a computer-mediated activity known as Fifth Dimension (5D) within a collaborative project between a university and a local elementary school. The analysis identifies conflicts and transitional actions which prevented…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education
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Nilsson, Monica E. – Journal of Educational Change, 2008
This paper discusses school development as collaboration between local schools and universities based on complementary needs. I examine a 10 year case study of a long-term relationship between an elementary school and a university in a town in Sweden. The relationship is jointly constructed and mediated by local, national, and international…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Schools, Universities, Case Studies
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Mekonnen, Dawit M. – Journal of Educational Change, 2008
In 2003 the Ethiopian education system experienced wide-ranging reform that touches every aspect of the system. This reform is called TESO (Teacher Education System Overhaul). Designed to address educational problems in Ethiopia, TESO introduced significant structural changes and promised to bring a "paradigm shift" in the Ethiopian…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Foreign Countries