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Clark, Nancy C.; Heilmann, Sharon G.; Johnson, Adrianne; Taylor, Ryan – Leadership and Research in Education, 2016
This quantitative study examines the expectations, graduation rates, and GPAs of participants (n = 113) in a formal mentorship program, "Freshmen Focus," at a small, rural Midwestern high school through the framework of organizational socialization theory (Van Maanen & Schein, 1977). Findings indicate freshmen students formed…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Expectation, Graduation Rate, Grade Point Average
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Downing, Pamela R. – Leadership and Research in Education, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore whether or not increased accountability measures found in the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) impacted teacher job satisfaction. Student growth measures required by the OTES increased teacher accountability. Today, teachers are largely evaluated based on the results of what they do in the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Job Satisfaction, Educational Quality
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Conner, Tonya – Leadership and Research in Education, 2015
This research examined perceptions of a Building Leadership Team (BLT) regarding the school climate, collegial relationships, camaraderie, and team-building skills among certified faculty. Participants' perceptions changed from resistance accession once a clear understanding of authentic collaboration developed through five job-embedded…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Collegiality, Team Training, Action Research
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Simon, Carlee Escue – Leadership and Research in Education, 2015
Ohio has a long history of school funding inequity. This manuscript provides a brief history of Ohio education funding, the equity and adequacy concerns. Education reform efforts have been expanding while the appropriate management of the funding mechanism has been underfunded or entirely ignored. The researcher examines the negative impact of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Funding Formulas, State Aid, Educational Change
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Williams, Nicole V.; Crates, Kathleen – Leadership and Research in Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to elicit elementary and middle school administrators' perceptions of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The researchers created a questionnaire to learn administrators' experiences with and attitudes, opinions, beliefs, and knowledge of OTES thus far. The questionnaire consisted of twenty-five Likert-based…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Questionnaires, Elementary School Teachers
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Beese, Jane A.; Simon, Carlee Escue; Sutton, Lenford C. – Leadership and Research in Education, 2015
We analyze the votes taken in the Ohio State Legislature pertaining to the establishment of six school voucher programs: The Ohio Scholarship and Tutoring Program, The Autism Scholarship, The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, The Educational Choice Pilot Scholarship, The Educational Choice Scholarship, and the Income-based Scholarship…
Descriptors: School Choice, Privatization, State Legislation, Educational Vouchers
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Kretz, Lisa – Leadership and Research in Education, 2014
The neoliberal ideology that is hijacking educational institutions entails an atomistic, individualistic, and Western vision of self. Students are understood as competitive, economic, homogenous entities. Interpreted as information stockpiles, students collect the data necessary for the regurgitation that enables assuming their role in the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Ideology, College Students
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Staub, Nancy A.; Bravender, Marlena – Leadership and Research in Education, 2014
Leading, facilitating, and making decisions is central to school leadership positions. Decision-making simulations provide graduate students a vehicle for increasing their practice and fine-tuning leadership skills with guided support from college faculty. This action research study uses a case study method to reveal the perspectives of school…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Simulation
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Beese, Jane A. – Leadership and Research in Education, 2014
The Supplemental Educational Services (SES) policy, under No Child Left Behind, requires underperforming Title I schools to offer academic tutoring to eligible students. A meta-analysis of findings from 44 external evaluations of district operated SES programs in Ohio showed that scores increased on the academic performance of at-risk students.…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, At Risk Students
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Martin, Jennifer L.; Martin, Tabitha; Capel, Mandy – Leadership and Research in Education, 2014
All three of us, the authors, are white and do not speak Ebonics, (or African American Language, AAL). How the misperceptions of AAL impact our students inspired our interest in the subject. The title of this piece refers to the ubiquity of AAL, historically, culturally, as an influential cultural wellspring. Although AAL continues to influence…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, African American Culture, Misconceptions, Language Variation
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Thorwarth, Christine – Leadership and Research in Education, 2014
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability, which affects reading in as many as one in five people. Many children go without proper interventions because of ineffective teaching strategies, and common myths associated with this disability. The purpose of this study was to test how deeply ingrained some myths might be, and decipher where educators…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties
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