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Dueppen, Eric; Hughes, Thomas – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2018
Recognizing there is a paucity of recent information specifically focusing on sustainable change to draw upon, this study sought to explore and expand understanding of the topic while examining the long-term outcomes of a comprehensive reform effort in an American southwest urban school district. The primary focus of interviews employed in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Self Efficacy, Teamwork, Instructional Effectiveness
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Angus, Rebecca; Hughes, Thomas – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
Schools regularly implement numerous programs to satisfy widespread expectations. Often, implementation is carried out with little follow-up examining data that could help refine or determine the ultimate worth of the intervention. Through utilization of both descriptive and empirical methods, this study delved into the long-term effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Brown, Jocelyn Easley; Babo, Gerard – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence, if any; assignment to an inclusive secondary language arts classroom setting has on the academic performance of grade 11 nondisabled general education students in two suburban New Jersey High Schools. Using a sampling process known as Propensity Score Matching (PSM), a statistical technique…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Grade 11, High School Students, Suburban Schools
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Colgren, Chris; Sappington, Neil E. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Educating students in public schools has never been at a higher priority. As this nation enters the informational-based economy public schools are going to be required to educate far more students at a higher and more rigorous level. Inspired by theories of educational equity, this study sought to explore the problem that not all students in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Change, Public Schools, Advanced Placement
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Kauble, Anna; Wise, Donald – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Given the shift to Common Core, educational leaders are challenged to see new directions in teaching and learning. The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional practices which may be related to the effectiveness of a performance-based system (PBS) and their impact on student achievement, as part of a thematic set of dissertations…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Performance Based Assessment, Common Core State Standards, Academic Achievement
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Wilkens, Coral L.; Wilmore, Elaine – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Being a 21st century learner may require a shift in the education paradigm. To be successful students may need to possess a different type of intelligence. Cherniss (2001), Goleman (1995), and O'Neil (1996), suggest that the key to positive life outcomes might consider emotional intelligence as more important than intellectual quotient (IQ).…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Program Effectiveness, Positive Behavior Supports, Emotional Development
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St. John, Michael M.; Babo, Gerard – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
This study examined the influence of placement in a co-taught inclusive classroom on the academic achievement of general education students in grades 6-8 in a suburban New York school district on the 2014 New York State ELA and Mathematics Assessments. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) was utilized for sample selection in order to simulate a more…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Renth, Beth A.; Buckley, Phillip; Puchner, Laurel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
A wide range of research has been conducted regarding reasons for the achievement gap between low income students and higher income students, but there is limited research regarding parental perspectives, and particularly fewer studies of parental perceptions of low-income, rural elementary school parents. This study examined the extent to which…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Low Income, Parent Attitudes
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Royle, Jonathan; Brown, Casey Graham – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study included an analysis of principal perceptions of the achievement gap between African American and White students. School administrators from campuses with a substantial number of African American students within the subgroup were interviewed to explore their perceptions of the achievement gap. The study revealed factors within the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Achievement Gap, Faculty Development, Student Needs
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Brown, Kimberly J.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This qualitative case study explored factors that have influenced literacy success of Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) students in the low-income, poverty stricken Delta Region of Arkansas. The study examined progress made since implementation of the KIPP Program and the influence the program had made upon student achievement in literacy at the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income Students, Poverty Areas, Academic Achievement
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Goss, Sandra J.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Today concern exists for the safety and success of students in the public education system. Families, educators, and community members are concerned with the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of students in an environment where incidents of violence are growing. Events like the school shootings at Jonesboro, Arkansas, and at Columbine…
Descriptors: Values Education, Rural Schools, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Barnes, J. Ako; Eadens, Daniel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
Barnes, Mullen, and Lieb (2013) suggested that the effective implementation of the freshman academy promoted positive achievement outcomes for students of color. From a sociocultural perspective through the theoretical framework of Critical Race Theory (CRT), understanding the existence of racism is crucial to a positive academic environment…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, Race, Critical Theory, Racial Bias
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Blackard, Tricia; Puchner, Laurel; Reeves, Alison – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study explored whether and to what extent Ogbu and Fordham's Oppositional Culture Theory applied to African American high school students at one Midwestern suburban high school. Based on multiple interviews with six African American students, the study found support for some aspects of the theory but not for others.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, African American Students, High School Students, Interviews