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Balkar, Betül; Öztuzcu, Rabia; Aksab, Sahabettin – Educational Considerations, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the developments observed in the Turkish education policies in the light of international scientific studies on education policy following the 12 year compulsory education (4+4+4) reform that took place in 2012. Data for the study that was carried out as scoping review and intrinsic case study were…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley – Educational Considerations, 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe and compare individual state funding systems for public elementary and secondary education in the United States. States' major education funding systems are described as well as funding mechanisms for students with disabilities; English language learners (ELL); gifted and talented students; and low income…
Descriptors: Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, State Policy, Funding Formulas
Kang, Haijun; Lyu, Lei; Sun, Qi – Educational Considerations, 2016
Through the lenses of comparative adult education and international educational leadership development, this study explores the learning experiences of local school principals after they participated in a professional development program named "Domestic Study Program" (DSP) in Beijing. A qualitative narrative inquiry was applied and four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Adult Education, International Education
Yamamoto, Yukiko; Enomoto, Naoko; Yamaguchi, Shinobu – Educational Considerations, 2016
Reflecting the social and economic change, Japanese education has shifted to decentralization since the 1980s. With an increased autonomy and responsibility, the local government plays an important role to develop competent school leaders. This descriptive study employs case study approach to illustrate current status of leadership development at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Knoeppel, Robert C.; Della Sala, Matthew R. – Educational Considerations, 2015
The conceptualization and measurement of education finance equity and adequacy has engaged researchers for more than three decades. At the same time, calls for increased academic accountability and higher student achievement in K-12 public education have reached new levels at both the national and state levels. Aligning these represents an…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Policy, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education
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Stedrak, Luke J.; Rose, Amanda L. – Educational Considerations, 2015
With the advent and growth of elementary and secondary online education in the United States, teaching and learning has undergone radical change with unimagined alternatives to traditional brick-and-mortar classrooms, and online education is here to stay. Law and policy in some states has lagged behind the emergence of online K-12 education. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, State Policy
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Case, Stephoni; Harris, Edward L. – Educational Considerations, 2014
Using grid and group theory (Douglas 1982, 2011), the study described in this article examined the intersections of technology and school finance in four schools located in districts differing in size, wealth, and commitment to technology integration. In grid and group theory, grid refers to the degree to which policies and role prescriptions…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, School Policy
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Hirth, Marilyn A.; Lagoni, Christopher – Educational Considerations, 2014
In 2008, the Indiana legislature passed and the governor signed into law House Enrolled Act No. 1001, now referred to as Public Law 146-2008, which capped Indiana school districts' ability to raise revenues from the local property tax without local voter approval. To phase in the impact of the law, the state provided school districts with levy…
Descriptors: Demography, School Districts, School Taxes, Educational Finance
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Hartman, William T.; Shrom, Timothy J. – Educational Considerations, 2014
In Pennsylvania as in many other states, employee pension costs are a significant source of financial pressure for school districts (Zeehandelaar and Northern 2013, Pennsylvania Public Employees' Retirement Commission 2013). In order to gain greater insight into the nature of Pennsylvania school districts' financial burden related to pension…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, School Taxes, School Districts, Costs
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Driscoll, Lisa G.; Knoeppel, Robert C.; Della Sala, Matthew R.; Watson, Jim R. – Educational Considerations, 2014
As a result of the Great Recession of 2007-2009, most states experienced declines in employment, consumer spending, and economic productivity (Alm, Buschman, and Sjoquist 2011). In turn, these events led to historic declines in state tax revenues (Mikesell and Mullins 2010; Boyd and Dadayan 2009), resulting in major cuts in public spending. Local…
Descriptors: Productivity, Public Education, Economic Change, Economic Development
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Sweetland, Scott R. – Educational Considerations, 2014
It is a long held belief that Vouchers and charter schools are among the most recognized buzzwords in today's education marketplace. Advocates assert that the quality of education will improve if consumers (i.e., parents) have greater access to schooling alternatives. Along with this assertion is the implied belief that costs of education will…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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Shrom, Timothy J.; Hartman, William – Educational Considerations, 2014
The purpose of this article was to present the results of a study that analyzed Pennsylvania local school boards' taxing authority, pre- and post-enactment of Special Session Act 1, "The Taxpayer Relief Act," in 2006, in terms of its percent share of school districts' total budget in order to better understand the impact of the new…
Descriptors: School Taxes, Boards of Education, School Districts, Pretests Posttests
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Knoeppel, Robert C.; Della Sala, Matthew R. – Educational Considerations, 2013
The purpose of this article is to introduce a new statistic to capture the ratio of equitable student outcomes given equitable inputs. Given the fact that finance structures should be aligned to outcome standards according to judicial interpretation, a ratio of outputs to inputs, or "equity ratio," is introduced to discern if conclusions can be…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Equal Education
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Vesely, Randall S. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Educators face increasing demands to raise student achievement, to improve classroom instruction, and to demonstrate accountability in an environment of high stakes testing. However, meeting these demands is challenging in the face of numerous risk factors that jeopardize the academic success of elementary and secondary students. To that end, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Risk, Statistical Analysis
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