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Brion, Corinne; Cordeiro, Paula A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
The international community has pledged to provide a quality education for all by 2030. School leaders play a key role in improving student learning outcomes yet oftentimes educational leaders do not have opportunities to attend professional development events. The purpose of this study was to examine a Training of Trainers Model (TOT) used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Trainers, Models
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Large-scale education reforms have increased accountability for districts and schools and pressure on educational leaders to improve student outcomes. Data show, however, that school improvement is not universal. Research suggests that these reforms have failed because of the fragmented approach to reform and the limited attention given to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, School Districts, Accountability
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Sassu, Kari – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Increasingly, students with disabilities are pursuing postsecondary education at two-year and four-year universities as well as vocational schools (OCR, 2011a). According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (1999), during the 1995-1996 academic year, approximately 6 percent of the undergraduate population reported having a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Students with Disabilities, Postsecondary Education
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Rhone, Camella – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Policy makers need to recognize that the historically comfortable education environment is changing. The present model of managing the new environment has a growing number of non-achieving student customers being labelled as being dysfunctional. The dysfunctional collective is becoming the new normal as it expands to accommodate students of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Student Diversity, Educational Change
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Papa, Dorothy P. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
This article describes an exploratory mixed method convergent parallel design study conducted to examine Connecticut Educational Leadership Preparation programs for the existence of mental health content in course work and field experiences to learn the extent to which preservice school leaders are being exposed to mental health content in their…
Descriptors: School Administration, Mental Health, Student Welfare, Leadership Effectiveness
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Ivery, Donna; Endicott, Michael A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
The following will discuss school violence and address the relationship among students with special needs. Further research is needed on the effects of violence among special needs student populations. Efforts require observation and concrete data in order to understand how to address the increase in violence if we are to create safer schools.…
Descriptors: Violence, Students with Disabilities, Educational Environment, Weapons
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Eze, Ugoji A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Autism spectrum disorder is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder. More than 100 genetic polymorphisms have been associated with autism spectrum disorder, with Africa having greater genetic diversity than any other continent. Without doubt, because of this, genetic studies of autism in Africa could provide unique insights into the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Rhone, Angela; Dassa, Lori; Hotchkiss, Vanessa – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
This article examines eight principles that can help preservice teachers make the connection between the Introduction to Educational Psychology class and working with the special needs of urban students. Based on research in educational psychology and its importance to preservice teachers, it is essential that professors who teach this discipline…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Education, Urban Schools
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Elias, Maurice J.; DeMarchena, Sarah L.; Luce, Francine – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
There has been increasing discussion about the importance of building students' social-emotional competencies for their academic and behavioral success (Jones, Brush, Bailey, Brion-Meisels, McIntyre, Kahn, Nelson, & Stickle, 2017). However, the majority of these discussions focus on social-emotional skills (SEL) as a universal intervention,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Intervention, Values Education
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Braun, Donna; Billups, Felice D.; Gable, Robert K. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
This convergent parallel exploratory mixed methods study examined the degree to which purposefully selected schools closed intraschool achievement gaps while exploring educator beliefs and practices regarding the implementation of gap-closing strategies. Student achievement data revealed achievement rising and gaps closing between the intervention…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness
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Lunenburg, Fred C. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
In this paper, the author examines several structural frameworks: Weber's model of bureaucracy, Likert's system 4 organization, Bolman and Deal's four-frame model, Mintzberg's strategy-structure typology, Scott's open-systems perspective, Senge's learning organization, and Bass's transformational leadership. In the broadest sense, the usefulness…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Design, Transformational Leadership, Organizational Theories
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Wright, Tiffany; McCotter, Suzanne – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
This study provides a description of how Race to the Top (RTTT) policy is connected to daily work activity for educational leaders using interviews and surveys. Specifically, the survey questions targeted how school leaders are implementing and prioritizing practices that have an impact on teaching and learning. Results of this study found that…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Dolph, David – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
The need for reform and improvement in P-12 school systems is an ongoing topic of debate among legislators, business leaders, parents, educational leaders, and teachers. It can be argued that interest in reforming educational opportunities for students is more prevalent and critical today than at any other time of American educational history.…
Descriptors: Resistance to Change, Educational Improvement, Preschools, School Administration
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