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Jones, Kathryn; Mixon, Jason R.; Henry, Lula; Butcher, Jennifer – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
This qualitative phenomenological research study investigated the perceptions of pre-service teachers' intercultural responsiveness. Findings from this study affirmed that pre-service teachers believed that positive dispositions, being culturally aware, and responding by incorporating cultural differences is a key to achieving Intercultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Intercultural Communication
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Farver, Anita R.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how coaching support structures enabled and sustained leadership practices of urban principals. The study investigated how the intervention of coaching for academic leaders can serve as evidence-based professional development for building leadership capacity. The central focus was on…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, Capacity Building, Coaching (Performance)
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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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Spina, Nancy; Buckley, Phillip; Puchner, Laurel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This study examines the perceptions, attitudes and beliefs of administrators and teachers in a Southwestern Illinois School District regarding the recent reforms in teacher performance evaluation. This study uses a qualitative approach and provides data from individual and focus group interviews to determine the extent to which the district is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change