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Prilleltensky, Isaac; Neff, Marilyn; Bessell, Ann – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Teacher stress can be conceptualized as an imbalance between risk and protective factors. Stress emanates from risk factors at the personal, interpersonal, and organizational levels. When risk factors exceed protective factors, teacher ability to cope with adversity is inhibited, likely resulting in stress and pernicious consequences. In this…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, Teaching Conditions, Coping
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Brodsky, Andrew; DeCesare, Dale; Kramer-Wine, Jennifer – Theory Into Practice, 2010
Over the past decade, educators and policymakers have used a variety of approaches to designing and implementing teacher compensation programs. These approaches include federal incentive funds, state-level programs, and district initiatives. This article reviews 6 such programs in order to identify themes and draw conclusions relevant to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Program Design, Compensation (Remuneration), Program Implementation
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Kaplan, Jeffrey S. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
This article describes an effort to create a teacher learning community in which university and local school teachers worked together to improve the teaching of writing at elementary and secondary levels. I describe how a university's National Writing Project (NWP) engaged in developing a cadre of selected teachers to share understandings about…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Greenwood, Gordon E.; And Others – Theory Into Practice, 1977
This article looks at the kinds of activities school advisory committees can and have engaged in, the type of support they need in order to become effective, and some ways of evaluating their effectiveness. (MB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Methods, Minority Group Influences
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Hanes, Michael L. – Theory Into Practice, 1977
This paper examines (1) the problems of program design and implementation in relation to evaluation design, the confusion between research and evaluation design, and the overemphasis on quantitative data; (2) clarifies misconceptions about these problems and the evaluation process; and (3) suggests ways of avoiding these problems in the future.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Problems, Educational Programs