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DeWitt, Peter M. – Corwin, 2020
Instructional Leadership is one of the most researched and discussed leadership practices, but most school leaders don't know where to begin or how to balance this role with all of their other responsibilities. Peter DeWitt's "Instructional Leadership" provides practical tools for delivering lasting improvement through small, manageable…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship, Program Implementation, Educational Strategies
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Gerdin, Göran; Philpot, Rod Allan; Larsson, Lena; Schenker, Katarina; Linnér, Susanne; Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Westlie, Knut; Smith, Wayne; Legge, Maureen – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The way school Health and Physical Education (HPE) is conceptualized and taught will impact on its ability to provide equitable outcomes across gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and social class. A focus on social justice in HPE is pertinent in times when these ideals are currently under threat from neoliberal globalization. This paper draws…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Differences, Health Education, Physical Education
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Gümüs, Emine – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2019
The aim of this research is to investigate mentorship process and programs which are designed for professional development of primary and middle school principals in the State of Georgia, U.S.A. With this aim, a qualitative research model and a semistructured interview technique was used in order to gather in-depth knowledge. The study group…
Descriptors: Mentors, Administrator Education, Trust (Psychology), Principals
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Cunningham, Christine – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The aim of this work is to learn more about the Expert Review Group (ERG), a small but powerful team of bureaucrats in Western Australia's Department of Education whose role is to inspect the quality and standards of pre-K to year 12 government schools. Critical education policy analysis is utilised. Iterative understandings were developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Policy
NWEA, 2019
When superintendent Rudy Hernandez first arrived at Cicero School District 99, he knew he had challenges to address across the district. With a near-90 percent poverty level and a student population made up of 50 percent English language learners, he knew he needed to work with teachers to build a data-driven support system to affect change.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, School Districts, School Visitation, Superintendents
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Rana, Karna; Greenwood, Janinka; Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; Wise, Stuait – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This article is the reflection of an emerging researcher who has experienced different nudges from the beginning of accessing the research field to the final stage of collating data in rural Nepal. My experiences and reflections may provide provocations to researchers to consider before they undertake field research. Areas that researchers should…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Researchers, Social Differences, Cultural Differences
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Xu, Bo – English Language Teaching, 2019
Recently, many local normal universities have been carrying out transformation and development project. Leshan Normal University, a local normal university, is prone to change traditional talents cultivation mode. By taking LSNU as an example, this paper attempts to make an exploration on constructing application-oriented talents training system…
Descriptors: Talent Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gross, Zehavit; Rutland, Suzanne D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
The aim of the research is to investigate a Montessori pedagogic approach, enabling a Jewish school to be part of the Chinese international-school system, while fostering Jewish identity. We conducted semistructured interviews with principals (2), teachers (8), parents (12), and students (10) and recorded class observations (8) over two visits.…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Judaism
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Fite, Paula; Frazer, Andrew; DiPierro, Moneika; Abel, Madelaine – Children & Schools, 2019
The middle school transition has been identified as a difficult time for youths, resulting in adjustment difficulties across a variety of domains. Although some research has examined strategies that are useful for the adjustment outcomes associated with the transition, more research understanding student perceptions of what is helpful in the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Developmental Tasks, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
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Lehman, Beth M.; Martin, Jenny M.; Rogers, Karen Santos – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
Providing meaningful feedback to student writers is a nuanced, fully human endeavor. Thus, teaching preservice teachers, in all disciplines, to respond to students' writing is a complex task, one that requires intentional instruction and practice. In this article, we use practitioner inquiry to analyze our experiences and teaching approaches with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Middle School Students
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Flores, Tracey T.; Batista-Morales, Nathaly; Salmerón, Cori – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
In this article, we describe the campus visit we organized for Latina girls (grades 6-12) that participated in Somos Escritoras/We Are Writers. Somos Escritoras is a creative space that invites Latina girls to explore their lives and examine their worlds through art, writing, and theater. We focus on the writing marathon we designed for our visit…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Creative Writing
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Correa Gorospe, José Miguel; Martínez-Arbelaiz, Asunción; Fernández-Olaskoaga, Lorea – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Social, political and economic conditions shape a context of permanent flux where early childhood education teachers have to join the labour market and build their professional identity while facing numerous challenges. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects that a changing world and precarious job conditions can have on newly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Hutchinson, Jo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
English independent schools are not required to follow government statutory guidance in a number of aspects including career education and guidance, and yet many are actively engaged in careers work and this has caught the attention of policymakers. State schools are subject to statutory guidance but, according to Ofsted and other authorities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Private Schools, Benchmarking
Timar, Thomas; Carter, Allison; Ford, Nicodemus – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
Rural school districts face unique challenges in procuring funds, recruiting staff, and obtaining high-quality technical assistance. This environment creates problems in identifying high-quality instructional materials and implementing best practices. A collaborative learning network can address these challenges by providing access to professional…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Networks, School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education
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Davidson, Barbara; Pimentel, Susan – Learning Professional, 2018
K-12 education has witnessed a sea of change in attitudes about curriculum as a serious reform strategy. The movement gained traction in the wake of the Common Core State Standards, when newly created curriculum products emerged. While there are an increasing number of high-quality, content-rich curriculum products available, as well as venues to…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Teaching Methods
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