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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2009
Today's school principal has a plethora of duties and responsibilities. Among many others, he/she is expected to supervise and monitor teacher progress in the classroom. Too frequently in the past, principals performed largely management duties in schools, but now each principal must also assist in teaching and learning situations. How might the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Instructional Leadership
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Biafora, Frank; Ansalone, George – Education, 2008
This research addresses the issue of why educational tracking remains pervasive in contemporary American education. After identifying the key stakeholders in this debate, namely teachers, school principals, students and parents, an attempt was made to assess the perceptions of each in order to arrive at an understanding of the mechanisms that keep…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Principals, Track System (Education), Administrator Attitudes
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Leech, Don; Fulton, Charles Ray – Education, 2008
The traditional roles of teachers and principals have changed and improved organizational teamwork is fostered by all members of the learning community assuming decision making roles. Toward this end, the purpose of this correlational study was to explore the relationship between teachers' perceptions of the leadership behaviors of secondary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership, Principals
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Simplicio, Joseph S. C. – Education, 2007
Each year throughout the country college hiring committees are charged with the task of filling countless numbers of vacant job positions. In theory, by utilizing the expertise of the committee members and working through an equitable process, the brightest and best people available are offered positions at the colleges. The reality of the hiring…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Higher Education, Colleges, Job Applicants
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Aborn, Matt – Education, 2006
Over the last three decades there has been a major shift in how practicing educators think about intelligence. One great driving force of this change can be attributed to "Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences," written by Howard Gardner in 1983. Gardner's book is conceived around the premise that every human being maintains seven (now…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Academic Aptitude, Expectation, Goal Orientation
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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Gischlar, Karen L. – Education, 2006
School professionals, particularly new teachers and principals, are confronted with myriad challenges throughout their day. Recognizing and reporting child maltreatment is one of these challenges. Research suggests that school personnel are in the best position to identify and report maltreatment because they have consistent daily contact with…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Board of Education Policy, Child Abuse, Compliance (Legal)
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Coke, Pamela K. – Education, 2005
Van Allen (1996) supports a paradigm shift in how Americans think about education, from a view of school as hierarchy to school as continuum. While the relationship between elementary and secondary education is not always visible, teachers can model cooperative learning for students by working as a team across grade levels to solve problem,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Autonomy, Elementary Secondary Education, Cooperative Learning