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Michelle Striepe; O'Donoghue, Thomas – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Over the past two decades faith-based schools have expanded in number, grown in diversity, and become an important part of education systems worldwide. As a result, a rich research agenda in the field has emerged. One aspect of this agenda relates to school leadership. What is particularly neglected is research on the impact of leadership theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Case Studies
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Anderson, Derek L.; Lubig, Joe; Smith, Markisha – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to examine how 64 student teachers at one mid-sized rural Midwestern university identified their students' needs and perceived the ways in which they met their students' individual needs. The authors used constant comparison methods and focused coding to examine, verify, and draw…
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Classroom Techniques, Student Teachers, Inferences
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper details how educational policy is developed in an educational authority in a political environment of a hung parliament. The paper begins by looking briefly at the difficulties facing educational policy rollout in Tasmania during the years 2000-2011, and then details how an educational policy dealing with school closures was reshaped in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Politics of Education, Policy Formation
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Fish, Reva M.; Finn, Kristin V.; Finn, Jeremy D. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Misbehaviour in high school impacts learning and instruction in the classroom as well as the educational climate of the institution. In this report, changes in administrators', teachers', and students' reports of misbehaviour between 1990 and 2002 were examined using two national US databases. There was little change in administrators'…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Eddy, Colleen McLean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
This study examined mathematics teacher content knowledge in terms of policy maker recommendations, college coursework and teacher certification mathematics test scores. Transcript analysis indicated poor alignment of national policy maker recommendations for mathematics teachers and college degrees in mathematics. Teacher certification test…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Certification
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Marchant, Michelle; Christensen, Lynnette; Womack, Sue; Conley, Laura; Fisher, Adam – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
This exploratory study addressed the scarcity of research into professional development for school-wide positive behavior support. A train-the-trainer model was designed. These principles were embedded within the recommended guidelines for implementing school-wide positive behavior support. School-based individuals were selected by building…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Disorders, Professional Development, Educational Practices
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Barcan, Alan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Between 1937 and 1952 three differing philosophies for the reform of NSW schooling found expression in three successive ministers for education. David Drummond, the Country Party minister during the Great Depression, wanted to extend the well-established democratic principle of equality of opportunity and the formation of character. He emphasised…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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McKenzie, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
This issue is devoted to the publication of a doctoral thesis by Dr. David McKenzie, one of New Zealand's leading educational historians. The research in this essay was completed over 30 years ago. Inevitably, the standpoint from which it was written has altered with the passage of time. No one then, for example, could have predicted the strength…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Portin, Bradley – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This article examines the current context, challenges, and issues for school leaders and their development in the United States. Current debates about who should lead, what capacities they should have, and how they are best prepared to lead are reviewed. Using several recent studies of the principalship and learning-centered leadership, the author…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Walker, Allan; Quong, Terrence – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
In this article we challenge the widespread advocacy for leadership learning to be tied to decontexualised lists of "best practice," especially at an international level. After reviewing some of the reasons for why such lists may do little to promote the improvement of leadership practice we suggest that energy could be more usefully…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Instructional Leadership, Advocacy, Resilience (Psychology)
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Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This paper examines the rationale for ethnic schooling in former British colonial territories in East Africa and Southeast Asia. Critics, especially of British rule in Malaya and Singapore, have traditionally claimed that ethnic schools were established as part of a British political strategy of "divide et impera". An examination the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy
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Franklin, Barry M. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2004
No problem affecting US urban schools during the twentieth and now into the twenty-first century has proved more pervasive, persistent, and intractable than that of low academic achievement. Proposals to reform urban schools during this period can more often than not trace their impetus to any of a number of concerns surrounding the low academic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Academic Achievement, Race