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Kamrath, Barry – Planning and Changing, 2019
After being identified as a school in need of improvement, one struggling inner city high school implemented an evening school alternative program to reduce their suspension, failure, and dropout rates. In its first year, the program graduated 100% of the student participants, all of whom were in danger of dropping out, or being kicked out of high…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Urban Schools, Dropout Prevention
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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Planning and Changing, 2019
This case study explores Costa Rica's National Executive Decree No. 31.900, requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y Tecnología [PRONAFECYT]). The purpose of the decree is to promote innovation and to prepare students with the skills to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, Science Fairs
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Ireh, Maduakolam; Bell, Edwin D. – Planning and Changing, 2016
Successful professional development programs for teachers are necessary conditions for school success. They include those that are scientifically- and/or evidence-based, such as a product-based model. This case study examined the impact of a product-based model of professional development on K-6 students' performances on the North Carolina…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Faculty Development, Educational Change
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Arar, Khalid – Planning and Changing, 2016
The study traced the assimilation of new administrative software in an Arab school, assisted by collaboration between the school and an Arab academic teacher-training college in Israel. The research used a mixed-method paradigm. A questionnaire consisting of 81 items was administered to 55 of the school's teachers in two stages to elicit their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, High Schools, Technology Integration
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Rueda, Robert; Sundt, Melora; Picus, Lawrence O. – Planning and Changing, 2013
This article describes the various aspects of developing a new EdD model at a large, urban university, the University of Southern California. The authors were all centrally involved in the change process and the conceptualization and implementation of the restructured program. The article summarizes the decade-long experiences and lessons learned…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Doctoral Programs, Program Development, Program Descriptions
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Huang, Tiedan; Beachum, Floyd D.; White, George P.; Kaimal, Girija; FitzGerald, Anne Marie; Reed, Peter – Planning and Changing, 2012
Extant research, though limited in quantity, increasingly demonstrates the critical connection between quality preparation experience, candidates' leadership capacity, and their subsequent instructional and transformation leadership practices. Using mixed methods, this study builds on the current knowledge base and aims to further verify the link…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Bartee, RoSusan D. – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes the Principal Corps initiative at the University of Mississippi, its context as a reaction and hopeful solution to public criticism, such as Levine's, of school leadership and school leadership programs. The Principal Corps is the result of a redesign; this holistic redesign is research-based and uses multiple delivery…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Holistic Approach, Cooperation, Internship Programs
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
As a necessary preliminary for this issue on Illinois' experience with school-university partnerships to provide teacher development opportunities, this article provides a review of the literature relevant to such programs. As the evaluation and assessment have changed over the years since the Eisenhower grants period, the author explains the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
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Voss, Eric J.; Khazaeli, Sadegh; Eder, Douglas; Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes the specific methods of a regional partnership that has lasted more than twenty-five years. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has partnered with public and private schools in the southwestern portion of Illinois, and in metro St. Louis, in the Hands-On Science project, which provides instruction development for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Private Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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McElroy, Doug; Cobb, Robert – Planning and Changing, 2010
Using data from a self-report survey of juniors and seniors, we document statistically significant growth of a student engagement culture on our campus after a three year period following implementation of an institutional Quality Enhancement Plan. Twenty-three of 45 individual variables, scores on four of 10 multivariate engagement factors, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Multivariate Analysis, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Mahar, Jo-Anne; Strobert, Barbara – Planning and Changing, 2010
Empirical research on the use of 360-degree feedback in elementary and secondary educational settings is quite limited. This study sought to understand teachers' perceptions of the quality of feedback they received from the traditional administrative evaluative feedback to feedback they received from a multi-source feedback process. Results from…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Faculty Development
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Guskey, Thomas R.; Aberli, Jennifer R. – Planning and Changing, 2009
The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a district-wide professional development effort based on a modified Ramp-Up Program, designed to help high school teachers improve the reading skills of their students. Ramp-Up is a two-year course that seeks to accelerate the learning progress of entering high school students who…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Urban Schools, High School Students, Faculty Development
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Hood, Lisa; Hunt, Erika; Haeffele, Lynne M. – Planning and Changing, 2009
A significant number of students transfer from one college to another each year, and historically this has created challenges for students striving to attain their higher education goals. The purpose of this study was to inform state articulation policy by collecting qualitative data to characterize issues that affect students as they transfer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Articulation (Education), State Policy, Transfer Policy
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Ross, Steven M.; Neergaard, Laura L. – Planning and Changing, 2009
The mixed-method study presented in this article evaluated the effects of Supplemental Educational Services (SES), a federally mandated component of No Child Left Behind, on student achievement in Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools. SES provides free tutoring outside of school to disadvantaged students who attend Title I schools in their third…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Mixed Methods Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Legislation
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Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L.; Sass, Daniel A.; Schroeder, Mark – Planning and Changing, 2009
The use and scope of after-school programs (ASPs) have always varied with the local context. Historically, affluent families used ASPs to provide enrichment for their children. During the Civil Rights and Black Nationalist movements, African Americans used ASPs for cultural and educational activities. In recent times, ASPs have been used for…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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