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Jenlink, Patrick M. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
The author examines, using educational poetics as form of aesthetic inquiry, pedagogical practices that incorporate a poetics of leadership activity in preparing educational leaders. In particular, the author draws forward John Dewey's philosophical positioning of aesthetic experience. Poetics involves a deepening of understanding and sensitivity…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Philosophy, Moral Values, Literacy
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Wells, Caryn M. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
This paper advances the conceptual notion of mindfulness for educational leaders. The findings presented acknowledge the current levels of stress that school leaders face and posits that the practice of mindfulness may reduce these stressors while improving the effectiveness of leadership. The author also presents a synthesis of the literature…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Characteristics, Leadership Effectiveness
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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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Hernandez, Jack; Slate, John R.; Joyner, Sheila A. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
In this literature review, Hispanic demographic changes in the United States and in Texas are examined. Hispanics have accounted for large changes in population, population change, and proportion of population. Accordingly, the literature was reviewed regarding Hispanic immigrants, both authorized and non-authorized immigrants. The issue of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends
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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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Cervantes, Bernadine; Hemmer, Lynn; Kouzekanani, Kamiar – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Project-Based Learning (PBL) serves as an instructional approach to classroom teaching and learning that is designed to engage students in the investigation of real-world problems to create meaningful and relevant educational experiences. The causal-comparative study compared 7th and 8th students who had utilized the PBL with a comparison group in…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Student Projects, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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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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Christofferson, Remi Dabney; Callahan, Kathe – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
This research explores the implementation of a school-wide intervention program that was designed to foster and instill intrinsic values based on an external reward system. The Positive Behavior Support in Schools (PBSIS) is an intervention intended to improve the climate of schools using system-wide positive behavioral interventions to discourage…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Values, Rewards
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Lopez, Paul; Wise, Donald – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Rural school districts across the nation, with their limited resources, face daunting challenges posed by the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This article presents a recent study of 13 rural school districts in the Central Valley of California and how these districts are responding to those challenges. A total of 352 teachers…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Rural Schools, School Districts
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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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Odom, Lynn Lanier; McNeese, Rose M. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of parental involvement and parenting styles of the parents of academically successful African American males who graduated from historically Black colleges or universities (Odom, 2013). More specifically, the study investigated relationships among students' perceptions of their parents'…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Parent Participation, Parenting Styles
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Pettyjohn, Teri; LaFrance, Jason – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
School leaders are faced with selecting programs to support at-risk students in high schools across the United States. Increasingly, supplemental online learning is being selected as an innovative way to assist these students. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand stakeholders' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of high…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Credits, Repetition
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West, Porcia E.; Lunenburg, Fred C.; Hines, Mack T., III – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
In this analysis of the extant literature, we examined teacher quality variables that have shown a relationship with teacher efficacy for instructing urban minority students. We focused on the following areas: (a) importance of teachers, (b) teacher quality defined, (c) components of teacher quality, (d) self-efficacy, and (e) teacher efficacy.
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Competencies, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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