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Croft, Sheryl; Buckman, David – Voices of Reform, 2021
The purpose of this study was to determine what school and principal characteristics influence the alignment of contemporary leaders' beliefs with African American principals' beliefs working during the pre-"Brown v. Board" era. Using OLS multiple regression on a sample of Georgia school principals, the study found a statistically…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Principals, Administrator Characteristics, African Americans
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DeJong, David; Curtin, Susan; Robinson, Derrick; Cook, Jared – Voices of Reform, 2021
This study used a video-based educational leadership simulation to create a safe environment for professional discourse with school leaders. The researchers used a simulation about teacher-to-teacher bullying with actors of different genders as a prompt. Two simulations were used in this study, and both simulations followed the same script.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Simulation, Bullying, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Holcomb, T. Scott – Voices of Reform, 2021
Flipped classrooms have received more attention in recent years, primarily with a focus on their wide application in higher education settings. This article focuses on reviewing research on flipped classrooms as a potential contributor to educational reform in PK-12 settings. Review of research showed emergent themes within benefits found in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Flipped Classroom, Learner Engagement
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Haglund, Rich; Weiler, Spencer – Voices of Reform, 2021
Despite all of the disruption the pandemic introduced into public education, COVID-19 also serves as an invitation for leaders to creatively explore ways to better utilize existing resources for the benefit of all students. The pandemic is the crisis that educational leaders cannot allow to go to waste. Instead of striving merely to return to a…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Educational Change, Public Education
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Ingle, W. Kyle; Stovall, Kathy – Voices of Reform, 2021
Using phenomenography, the researchers explored the perspectives of resettled refugee parents and why they chose to enroll their children in a large urban school district's preschools. All of the participants were driven by intense desires to have a brighter future for themselves and for their children in their new country. All saw education as…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Refugees, Parent Attitudes, Urban Areas
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Choi, Jung-ah – Voices of Reform, 2021
Sharing teacher authority with students is a common pillar of these progressive pedagogies. This paper takes up the issue of authority in establishing credibility in knowledge claims by examining the dynamics of class discussions over race relations. Using pedagogy of positionality (Maher & Tetreault, 2001), the study pays attention to how…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Race, Ethnicity
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Boudreaux, Mary; Faulkner, Jill – Voices of Reform, 2020
With more rigorous standards and testing at the forefront of educational reform across the nation, the rural school district in this study developed a strategic compensation plan with bonus pay based on student test scores as a teacher success incentive. A causal-comparative study was conducted to examine the effect of teacher merit pay levels on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, High School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Morgan, Hani – Voices of Reform, 2020
The disproportionate representation of students of color in special education is a serious concern that has lasted for forty years. Research suggests that students of color are too often not identified accurately for special education and that the programs they are placed in are frequently poor in quality. This trend contributes to a…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Special Education, Disability Identification
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Scherer, C. Angelique; Ingle, W. Kyle – Voices of Reform, 2020
The purpose of our study was to examine Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) implementation fidelity and student outcomes for secondary schools in a large, urban school district placed under a corrective action plan due to disproportionate suspension practices for students of color. Drawing upon data over a four-year period on PBIS…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Program Implementation, Fidelity, Outcomes of Education
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Parfitt, Christopher M.; Lopez-Romano, Brianne M.; Hudzina, Danielle M.; Rogozinski, Sarah G. – Voices of Reform, 2020
Through a collaborative autoethnographic approach, a former principal, current principal, current assistant principal, and aspiring principal recount their experiences pertaining to identification of leadership talent. As identified through previous research, proper identification or talent is the first major component to quality succession…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Curtin, Susan; DeJong, David; Robinson, Derrick; Card, Karen; Campoli, Ayana – Voices of Reform, 2020
This study explores the methodology presented in four leading educational leadership journals for a period of three years to investigate the predominant methodologies reported in journals most read by faculty members in educational administration or leadership programs. This content analysis study uses frequency and percentages to gather data on…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Periodicals, Educational Administration, Journal Articles
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Hartmann, Jeffrey – Voices of Reform, 2020
There is a hidden dynamic in schools that is potent, pervasive, and impacts all aspects of a school's function. This dynamic exists among those within a school and has the power to propel or thwart improvement efforts, include or exclude new staff members, and be a help or hindrance to the mental well-being of our educators. Revealing this hidden…
Descriptors: Leadership, Organizational Change, Emotional Response, Leadership Styles
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Karnopp, Jennifer R. – Voices of Reform, 2020
Regional professional learning networks support school change by linking principals to others engaged in similar change work. While increasingly prevalent, little is known about the factors that contribute to the formation of ties between network members, or how knowledge moves across the network. Using social network analysis, this study examined…
Descriptors: Principals, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Institutional Characteristics
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Curry, Katherine A.; McIntosh, Reubin – Voices of Reform, 2020
This qualitative case study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of fictive kin relationships in a successful, long standing partnership between one Black Church and a high school in a high poverty, urban district in the Midwest. Four themes emerged: commitment, hope, strength, and equality. This study offers important insight into…
Descriptors: African Americans, Churches, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Peters, Anna L. – Voices of Reform, 2020
As higher education becomes more competitive in terms of student recruitment, program delivery models, and student retention, increasing options in housing and residence life has become more critical for institutional sustainability. Traditional institutions with thriving on-campus living programs have made critical enhancements to their housing…
Descriptors: College Housing, Student Experience, Community Involvement, College Students
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