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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article presents findings from multiple years of evaluation of STEM-focused school-university partnerships. In addition to developing the three empirically grounded models of structural partnership configurations for project effectiveness, the CSEP team used these models to examine partnership projects for their characteristic collaborative…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Models
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Haeffele, Lynne; Hood, Lisa; Feldman, Bridget – Planning and Changing, 2011
After several years in which only superficial outcomes measures were used to evaluate grants funded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the Illinois State University Center for the Study of Education Policy piloted a new approach by which real project assessment could be embedded in Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) project designs…
Descriptors: Grants, Investment, Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Prusaczyk, Jennifer; Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes how Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) partnered with twelve rural schools with high percentages of students in poverty. SIUC provided faculty development activities featuring the adoption of Cognitively Guided Instruction, combined with activities to increase math content and to reduce math anxiety for groups of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Mathematics Anxiety
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Leslie, Deborah A. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This case study describes how the University of Chicago's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education and its Urban Education Institute partnered with each other and with two charter schools and seven Chicago Public Schools. "Tools" were developed to disseminate knowledge and expertise through "models" that allowed…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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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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Hackmann, Donald G.; McCarthy, Martha M. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This study was conducted to develop a demographic profile of full-time educational leadership clinical faculty, to identify their professional responsibilities, and to compare their job satisfaction and perceptions of the educational leadership field with those of tenure-line faculty. Utilizing an online questionnaire, 140 clinical faculty and 755…
Descriptors: Profiles, Demography, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training
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Norton, M. Scott – Planning and Changing, 2011
Standardized academic testing, under-performing schools, demands for high standards in America's schools and current levels of student dropouts have resulted in renewed calls for "getting tough on student retention." The push for student retention is demanded by school boards and others in spite of the overwhelming research evidence that…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Politics of Education, Boards of Education, Grade Repetition
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Taylor, Rosemarye T.; La Cava, Gonzalo S. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Urban school leaders have challenges in continually improving student achievement and making change as quickly as needed. To address this problem 37 non-Title I principals completed an on-line survey, Principal's Actions Survey (PAS), based on the seven responsibilities for second order change identified by Marzano, Waters, and McNulty (2005).…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Surveys, Electronic Publishing
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Munoz, Marco A.; Prather, Joseph R.; Stronge, James H. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Teacher effectiveness and evaluation using student growth measures is a popular reform strategy in education. Teachers can make a difference in student academic growth, but a question that begs an answer is how to go about measuring this impact. This study examines models of teacher effectiveness and the development of hierarchical linear models…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
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Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Instead of focusing on how principals should be trained, an contrarian view is offered, grounded upon theoretical perspectives of experiential learning, and in particular, upon the theory of andragogy. A brief parable of the DoNoHarm School of Medicine is used as a descriptive analog for many principal preparation programs in America. The…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Experiential Learning, Leadership, Principals
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Stevenson, Cerissa; Cooner, Donna – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article presents the findings from a longitudinal study of pre-service principals during their required internship. The authors investigated interns' perceived acquisition of skills to meet licensure standards using scaled scores on the Colorado Standards Knowledge (CSK) instrument and structured reflective journaling. The findings revealed…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Principals, Academic Standards, Longitudinal Studies
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Deggs, David M.; Miller, Michael T. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Discussions at the local, state, and national level have been focused on the importance of providing access and opportunity for college attendance. While these discussions are important to raising public interest in higher education attainment, they often negate how community values influence the college attendance decision process. This study…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, College Attendance, Factor Analysis, Values
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Drake, Jennifer; Moran, Kathryn; Sachs, Deb; Angelov, Azure Dee Smiley; Wheeler, Lynn – Planning and Changing, 2011
Recent research suggests the need for more intensive clinically-based teacher preparation programs. Many institutions of higher education, in partnership with school districts and education reform organizations, are responding to these findings. This article focuses on the experience of administrators and faculty in one urban teacher residency…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Fellowships, STEM Education
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Greenlee, Bobbie J. – Planning and Changing, 2010
This study examines the demographics of SACs and the schools they serve, and proposes that demographic similarity with the school principal influences the SAC membership. The findings draw attention to the likelihood that appointment to SAC chair may be contingent on an individual's demographic similarity with the school principal. Principals also…
Descriptors: Demography, Principals, Group Dynamics, School Councils
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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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