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Young, Carol; Hill, Rachel; Morris, Greg; Woods, Fabiola – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Adapting a Team of Teams model to a school environment provides a framework for a collaborative team culture based on trust, common vision, purposeful conversations, and interconnectivity. School leaders facilitate collaboration by modeling teamwork, as well as transparency and adaptability, to create a positive school culture and thereby improve…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Educational Improvement, School Culture, Collegiality
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Schwarzmueller, Gretchen; Rinaldo, Vincent – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
Although many cite the No Child Left Behind Act ([NCLB], 2002) as the first result of public outcry for accountability in American education, evidence of this change can be traced back more than three decades, to the Reagan administration and "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education [NCEE], 1983). This…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change
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Ayers, Bill – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
There are good reasons to press President Obama and his education advisors right now to both rethink the direction of educational reform as well as to reignite the national conversation regarding school change. A second-term president faces a moment where it's natural to analyze past practices and decide to either "stay the course or to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Politics of Education, Position Papers
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Diana, Thomas J., Jr. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
A primary goal of all teacher educators is to provide preservice teachers with meaningful professional development opportunities that will help them succeed in making the transition into their own classrooms. Through these experiences, individuals develop the requisite knowledge and skills to become effective classroom leaders capable of…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Professional Development, Transitional Programs, Teacher Education Programs
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Gratz, Donald B. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
The primary goal of performance pay for the past decade has been higher test scores, and the most prominent strategy has been to increase teacher performance through financial incentives. If teachers are rewarded for success, according to this logic, they will try harder. If they try harder, more children will achieve higher test scores. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Evidence, Incentives
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Quinn, Robert D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
In this paper, the author describes a partnership between the preservice elementary education students and preservice art education majors at a local university in Georgia. The goal of this partnership was to implement an interdisciplinary curriculum in the general classrooms of nearby Boulevard Elementary School. The educational objectives of the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Experience, Thinking Skills, Art Education, Teaching Methods
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Fawcett, Gay – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2004
The current educational landscape makes it imperative that a vision statement become more than a fine-sounding statement that is laminated, hung on the wall, and quickly forgotten. If educators do not have a clear image of the future they wish to create, then someone will be ready to create it for them. But with a clear vision of the future, a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Change Agents
Morris, Robert C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2003
A school's curriculum can appear unrelated, fragmented, or somewhat disjointed if not done with an end in mind. This fragmentation or disjointedness often affects students and their views of the experiences being given them in school. Various curriculum-integration techniques, however, can be used to help make the big picture more understandable…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Design
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Wilson, John A. R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1971
Various suggestions on ways to modify and improve the education of prospective teachers are presented and analyzed. (CK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Miller, Starr – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1971
An analysis is made of the efforts and objectives of private educators. (CK)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Public Education
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Lovett, Robert – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1970
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Professional Personnel, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Responsibility
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Fordyce, Phillip R. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1970
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods
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Eddy, John; DeCosmo, Richard – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1977
The problems of student personnel workers are often compounded by inadequate planning, uncertain outcomes, and lack of accountability. The authors propose that management by objectives may provide a reasonable solution. (Editor)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Students, Critical Thinking, Definitions
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Packer, Arlis; Willems, Arnold L. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1977
The authors argue that our schools fail to respond to the uniqueness of the human brain, its differential characteristics and its serious under-utilization. (Editor)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Sawyer, James M.; And Others – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1977
Article stresses the importance of developing inservice programs at the local school level to better meet the needs of the individual school and personnel involved. (RW)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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