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Weiner, Jennie; Dougherty, Shaun M. – Planning and Changing, 2016
This study investigates how recent policies employed under states' waivers to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) intersect with charter schools' purpose and functioning. By collecting and analyzing all ESEA waivers granted in 2013, we find that charter schools are disproportionately represented among schools as identified in the…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Charter Schools, Government Role, Educational Improvement
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Wyland, Catherine – Planning and Changing, 2016
Public school district leadership is dominated by males while teaching is dominated by females (Blount, 1998; Glass, Björk, & Brunner, 2000; Grogan, 1996). Some may not recognize this as a problem while others might refer to this underrepresentation as a glass ceiling, a sticky floor, a concrete wall, or a glass cliff. In any case, the…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Females, Superintendents, Demography
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McNae, Rachel – Planning and Changing, 2015
Traditional approaches to leadership development frequently draw on Eurocentric, patriarchal discourses located in frameworks aligned to adult learning that may not be culturally or contextually relevant, or fail to pay attention to the needs of young women leading within and beyond their school communities. This research engaged an alternative…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Student Centered Curriculum
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Beal, Heather K. Olson; Rudolph, Amanda M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Due to increased public school accountability, heightened scrutiny of higher education, ongoing demographic shifts, and lean economic times, many in higher education are turning to the federal grant system for financial support to facilitate needed program improvements because other funding sources have been diminished or eliminated. Teacher…
Descriptors: Grants, Case Studies, Hispanic American Students, Barriers
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Huber, David J.; Conway, James M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This study evaluated the hypothesis that schools in Connecticut's Alliance Districts (lowest-performing districts) with higher-quality school improvement plans (SIPs) would have higher levels of student achievement. An exploratory research question evaluated whether SIPs predicted achievement of particular subgroups. SIPs were obtained and scored…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality
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Reilly, Elizabeth C. – Planning and Changing, 2015
On nearly any international index of those nations where women suffer the greatest, Afghanistan remains consistently identified within the top ten year after year. Afghanistan stands at a crossroad as the country makes the transition from reliance on extensive support for security from the international community to its own police forces and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Women Administrators, Profiles
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Aibangbe, Mary O. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Child trafficking continues to pose a major hindrance to the freedom and educational development of the girl-child in Nigeria. Most of the girls trafficked are forced into prostitution, forced labour and in some cases as human sacrifice. Some families support this trend because they see it as a means to break the yoke of economic hardship. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Education, Slavery
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Sperandio, Jill – Planning and Changing, 2015
Women aspiring to be principals and superintendents in the U.S. public school system have little information concerning optimum career paths to leadership. This article considers recent research and theory regarding career planning in the context of K-12 schools, and the different approaches adopted by male and female aspirants. The choice of…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Women Administrators, Career Planning, Principals
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Okorafor, Philomena N.; Obidile, Jacinta I.; Okorafor, Anthony O.; Uduanochie, Christian A. – Planning and Changing, 2015
All over the world, women's education has been neglected for a long time. This neglect has its foundation in the strong and cherished age-old belief in men's superiority and women's subordination. In recent years, it has been acknowledged that women possess hidden potentials that if fully developed, will contribute greatly in transforming their…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Social Change
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Reed, Diane E.; Blaine, Bruce – Planning and Changing, 2015
Women leaders across the world confront a common challenge: extremely turbulent times that challenge even the most skillful leaders. The paper begins with a brief overview of the meaning of leader resilience and describes the resilience cycle that all leaders experience when adversity strikes. Five phases of the resilience cycle discussed are:…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Women Administrators, Profiles, Comparative Analysis
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Hearn, Jessica E. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Principal preparation programs in Kentucky can use the items in the Dispositions, Dimensions, and Functions for School Leaders (EPSB, 2008) as mastery benchmarks to quantify incoming Educational Specialist (Ed.S) students' perceived level of mastery. This can serve both internal and external purposes by providing diagnostic feedback to students…
Descriptors: State Standards, Administrator Education, Principals, Benchmarking
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Young, Suzanne; Range, Bret G.; Hvidston, David; Mette, Ian M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Principals in one Western state were surveyed about teacher evaluation systems commonly used across the state. Findings suggest that principals' beliefs about aligning practice to performance expectations, about how much the view of professional practice is growth-oriented, and the degree to which systems use multiple measures are the variables…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys
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Gurley, D. Keith; Anast-May, Linda; O'Neal, Marcia; Lee, H. T.; Shores, Melanie – Planning and Changing, 2015
Focus on the development of instructional leadership skills for school principals in the U.S. continues to be at the forefront of educational research and reform in response to the increased call for accountability. In this article we review relevant literature regarding instructional leadership from a historical perspective, then present a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education, Assistant Principals
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Weiler, Spencer C. – Planning and Changing, 2015
In November of 2009 Mr. Sean Lyndon was elected to the Verde Mountain School Board and by February 2012 he resigned from this position. During his tumultuous tenure, Mr. Lyndon's antics proved divisive, caustic, and disruptive to the governance process. These actions included belittling and intimidating fellow school board members and school…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Boards of Education, Qualitative Research, School Districts
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Plough, Bobbie; Garcia, Ray – Planning and Changing, 2015
This work highlights a heuristic model for professional learning while examining the implementation of a reform initiative. The researchers used longitudinal data collected from surveys to develop and fit a model of professional learning where patterns of interaction among teachers changed the discussion about English learner instruction. Data…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Change, Heuristics, Faculty Development
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