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Tienken, Christopher H.; Achilles, Charles M. – Planning and Changing, 2003
The purpose of this empirical study was to determine if there was a measurable difference on the content and organization portion of a narrative writing test by a sample of students taught by teachers who received professional development (PD) as compared to students whose teachers did not have this training and thus their students did not receive…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Writing Achievement, Writing Tests, Writing (Composition)
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Bullock, William, Jr.; Davis, Joseph – Planning and Changing, 1985
A study to determine whether principals are influenced by attraction factors in teacher evaluations found that principals are affected by nonperformance factors when they evaluate teacher performance. (MD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Principals
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Brown, Sylvia J.; And Others – Planning and Changing, 1985
A study of teacher perceptions of more or less powerful teachers found that powerless teachers see themselves and other teachers as less influential, experience meetings as less open and participative, and feel they have a smaller amount of total influence in the schools than do powerful teachers. Includes a reference list. (MD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Power