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Riddell, Sheila; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2010
This paper draws on findings from a research project funded by the Scottish Executive which analysed the gender balance in teaching and explored the underlying reasons for the decline in the number and proportion of men, particularly in secondary schools. As in other developed countries, such as Australia, the USA and Canada, the proportion of men…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Males
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Rodriguez, Awilda; Rosario-Ramos, Enid; Clasing Manquian, Paula; Rosario Colón, Adriana – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
After Hurricane María, approximately 3,500 students enrolled in on Florida's school district from Puerto Rico. Displaced Puerto Rican high schoolers incurred the transitional costs of forced migration at a time in their educational trajectories when they are formulating their postsecondary plans. While student mobility is not uncommon, prevailing…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Natural Disasters, Trauma
Lopes, Lola L. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 1981
The commonly accepted idea that the only rational measure of the worth of a gamble is its expected value or some subjective counterpart such as expected utility is examined. Also discussed are the changes called for in theories of rational choice when prescriptions of rational models violate common sense. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Models, Probability, Risk
Morgan, Nicholas; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2018
This report investigates factors that drive teachers to embrace or challenge the use of products and services designed to support improvements in practice. Key elements of the study include: (1) Technology-based resources studied include those designed for video observations, peer feedback and collaboration, online professional learning, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Barriers, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
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Ford, Timothy G. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
Spurred by "Race to the Top," efforts to improve teacher evaluation systems have provided states with an opportunity to get teacher evaluation right. Despite the fact that a core reform area of "Race to the Top" was the use of teacher evaluation to provide on-going and meaningful feedback for instructional decision making, we…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, High Stakes Tests
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Patterson, Timothy; Shuttleworth, Jay – Teachers College Record, 2019
Context: Elementary teachers will make difficult pedagogical choices when selecting materials to support their students' learning about historical topics. Given the variety of historical books written for their students, certain stories will be emphasized and ultimately legitimated and others will be silenced through absence. Objective of Study:…
Descriptors: Slavery, United States History, Misconceptions, History Instruction
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Grigorenko, Elena L.; Jarvin, Linda; Diffley, Ray; Goodyear, Julie; Shanahan, Edward J.; Sternberg, Robert J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Two studies were carried out to predict academic success in the highly competitive environment of a private preparatory school, Choate Rosemary Hall. The 1st study focused on the question of whether there are indicators beyond middle school grade-point average (GPA) and standardized test scores that might enhance the validity of measures for…
Descriptors: Private Schools, College Preparation, Residential Schools, Academic Achievement
van der Linden, Wim J. – 1985
This paper reviews recent research in the Netherlands on the application of decision theory to test-based decision making about personnel selection and student placement. The review is based on an earlier model proposed for the classification of decision problems, and emphasizes an empirical Bayesian framework. Classification decisions with…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Classification, Cutting Scores, Decision Making
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De Lisle, Jerome; Annisette, Sean; Bowrin-Williams, Cheryl – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
In this study of high-poverty schools in Trinidad and Tobago, we (1) identified recurring patterns and generative mechanisms for successful principal leadership and (2) explored the utility of transformational, shared, and instructional leadership models. We argued that situational and country context are central to understanding school leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, Poverty
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Simon, Herbert A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 1993
Describes the current state of knowledge about human decision-making and problem-solving processes, explaining recent developments and their implications for management and management training. Rational goal-setting is the key to effective decision making and accomplishment. Bounded rationality is a realistic orientation, because the world is too…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making, Educational Administration
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Schoenfelder, Thomas E.; Hantula, Donald A. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2003
Seniors (n=20) assessed two job offers with differences in domain (salary/tasks), delay (career-long earnings), and magnitude (initial salary offer). Contrary to discounted utility theory, choices reflected nonconstant discount rates for future salary/tasks (delay effect), lower discount rates for salary/preferred tasks (magnitude effect), and a…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Decision Making, Delay of Gratification
Mahoney, Dan – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008
Examining ourselves, why we do what we do, is the essence of human psychology and of ethics. The purpose of this book is to show how educators might choose among ethical approaches to decision-making as they face the choices they make each day. Features include the theory-based ethics and case studies of real and significant issues that teachers…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Theory Practice Relationship, Confidentiality, Moral Values
Beach, Lee Roy; Mitchell, Terence R. – 1986
Since the early 1950's the principal prescriptive model in the psychological study of decision making has been maximization of Subjective Expected Utility (SEU). This SEU maximization has come to be regarded as a description of how people go about making decisions. However, while observed decision processes sometimes resemble the SEU model,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Decision Making, Psychology, Self Concept
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Caspi, Avner; Gorsky, Paul; Nitzani-Hendel, Rakefet; Zacharia, Zacharias; Rosenfeld, Sherman; Berman, Shmuel; Shildhouse, Bruria – Science Education, 2019
On completing middle-school (ninth grade), Israeli students must choose which discipline(s) to major in upon entering high school. This study, grounded in Expectancy-Value Theory (EVT), identified and modeled the factors that contributed to students' academic choices from their own subjective perspectives. We collected qualitative and quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, High School Students, Grade 9
Ryan, R. J. – Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, 1985
Two case studies of educational decision making are used to test the utility of some current theories of the policy-formation process; a framework for the application of these theories is proposed; and the merits of applying existing theories before seeking new paradigms are stressed. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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