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Dix, Katherine L.; Green, Melissa J.; Tzoumakis, Stacy; Dean, Kimberlie; Harris, Felicity; Carr, Vaughan J.; Laurens, Kristin R. – School Mental Health, 2019
This paper describes the development of a brief school-based instrument designed for use in research and in educational practice. The "Survey of School Promotion of Emotional and Social Health" differentiates states of high, moderate, and low implementation of whole-school policies and practices that promote the emotional and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Mental Health, Measures (Individuals)
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Lahtero, Tapio Juhani; Ahtiainen, Raisa Susanna; Lång, Niina – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
This study looks at the views of Finnish comprehensive school principals on distributed leadership and presents discussion on the leadership training required by principals and looks at it in relation to the views of principals. In Finland the qualification requirements for principals are based on their experience as teachers, and studies in…
Descriptors: Principals, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
Echazarra, Alfonso; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2019
Based on a review of previous research, the paper describes the distinctive characteristics of rural areas and communities and the factors typically associated with shaping students' learning experience in rural contexts. Data from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 and the Teaching and Learning International…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education
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Huang, Jiali; Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Li, Qiong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between key elements of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and student achievement in reading, mathematics and science as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, using a sample of 166 schools in Singapore.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Zieger, Laura; Sims, Sam; Jerrim, John – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
There is much interest in comparing latent traits, such as teacher job satisfaction, in large international surveys. However, different countries respond to questionnaires in different languages and interpret the questions through different cultural lenses, raising doubts about the psychometric equivalence of the measurements. Making valid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction
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Kenny, John; Fluck, Andrew – Australian Universities' Review, 2019
This paper addresses the important and linked questions of how to manage academic performance and workload effectively. It highlights the need in a modern, corporatised university to consider the nature of academic work and optimal ways to develop workload allocation and performance management processes. This paper complements two previous papers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Faculty Workload, College Administration
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Sayler, Micheal F.; Pedersen, Jon; Smith, M. Cecil; Cutright, Marc – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Associate deans serve critical leadership roles in the functioning and management in higher education administration, but there is little professional preparation for the role. This study surveyed the perceptions of a random sample of 527 associate deans in colleges of arts and sciences, business, and education at US research-extensive and…
Descriptors: Deans, Leadership Role, College Administration, Administrator Education
OECD Publishing, 2019
TALIS has been conducted every five years since 2008, with TALIS 2018 being the third cycle. The study has given teachers and school leaders the opportunity to voice their opinions on their working conditions, learning environments and practices. The perspective of teachers and school leaders is vital for education systems to understand what is…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Work Environment, Educational Environment
OECD Publishing, 2019
Do teachers spend more time on actual teaching and learning in a typical lesson compared to previous years? Do they feel prepared to teach when they start teaching? What sort of continuous professional development programmes do they participate in and how does it impact their practice? This report looks first at how teachers apply their knowledge…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Lifelong Learning, Educational Practices
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Mammadov, Rza; Çimen, Ismail – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study aims to determine the relative efficiency of 28 countries participated in PISA 2015 and TALIS 2013 based on student performance and teacher quality, and to sort the countries according to their efficiency scores by using a super efficiency model. Moreover, this study attempts to reveal important improvements countries must make…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kim, Taeyeon; Yun, John T. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This paper explores multiple logics of accountability by examining patterns of control of various school functions under different accountability systems. Research has shown that accountability is a global phenomenon, but how accountability is understood and enacted is locally contextualized, which implies the existence of multiple logics of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Accountability, Guidelines, Human Resources
OECD Publishing, 2019
Today's multicultural learning environments are both a challenge and an opportunity for countries. Education systems not only play a critical role in the integration of students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, but should also aim to have all students value diversity and contribute to the building of a diverse yet inclusive society as…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education
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Ju, Unhee; Falk, Carl F. – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2019
We examined the feasibility and results of a multilevel multidimensional nominal response model (ML-MNRM) for measuring both substantive constructs and extreme response style (ERS) across countries. The ML-MNRM considers within-country clustering while allowing overall item slopes to vary across items and examination of whether certain items were…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Self Efficacy, Item Response Theory, Item Analysis
OECD Publishing, 2019
TALIS aims to measure two points of interest: the degree to which innovation is implemented in learning environments, and the conditions for innovation in schools and classrooms. The former is examined through teachers' self-reports of how often they use specific practices in their teaching to help students build cross-curricular skills and think…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Educational Indicators
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Qin, Lixia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The high turnover rates in public schools, especially in those hard-to-staff schools, remains a growing problem and has become the largest component of teacher supply problems in the US school system. The purpose of the study was to examine the individual and school organizational factors that were associated with teachers' intentions to change…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Intention, Public School Teachers, Administrator Surveys
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