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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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Subramony, Deepak Prem – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article presents partial findings from a case study exploring the outcome of an open alternative electronic textbook initiative launched by the College of Education at a large Midwestern university. On the basis of interview data generated by the aforesaid study, this article details the perceptions and experiences of instructors…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Curriculum Implementation
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Sherbert, Vicki S. – Educational Considerations, 2018
All teacher candidates enter the classroom with initial perceptions and assumptions regarding their students' diverse lived experiences and the role those experiences may play in the classroom (Wenger & Dinsmore, 2005). For teacher candidates with no military background, concerns may extend beyond those typical of teacher candidates in other…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Wayt, Lindsay K.; LaCost, Barbara Y. – Educational Considerations, 2016
The introduction of performance-based state funding of higher education can be traced to the late 1970s which eliminated bonuses, and replaced regular state funding in part or completely, with funding tied to achievement of state-defined performance goals, which often include student outcomes, like graduation and retention rates. In this article,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
Purinton, Ted; Khalil, Dalia – Educational Considerations, 2016
This paper is a case study of one leadership preparation program, utilizing US school leadership standards and practices, offered in Egypt. This case study illuminates how cultural and policy distinctions impact differing necessities of educational leadership, and how those necessities conflict or concur with the international standards and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Leadership Training, Case Studies
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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Thurman, Lance E.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Educational Considerations, 2015
In the current economic times, school personnel are regularly challenged to reduce the costs of operating the nation's school systems. School district consolidations often are proposed as a mechanism to realize fiscal savings for local communities; indeed, the number of U.S. school districts has declined dramatically over the past 70 years,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Consolidated Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role
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Jimenez-Castellanos, Oscar; Okhremtchouk, Irina – Educational Considerations, 2013
The K-12 student population is becoming increasingly diverse in the United States. In particular, the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) rose from 4.7 million in 1980 to 11.2 million in 2009, more than doubling from 10% to 21% of the student population (U.S. Department of Education n.d.). At approximately 1.8 million, the state of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, State Aid
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2013
The impact of the Great Recession and its aftermath has been devastating in Nevada, especially for public education. This article discusses the budget shortfalls and the impact of the economic crisis in Nevada using case study methodology. It provides a review of documents, including Governor Gibbon's proposals for the public K-12 education system…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Participant Observation, Public Education, Court Litigation
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Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2013
This article reports on the collaborative efforts undertaken for systematic statewide support for the recruitment, development, and retention of quality leaders in schools and school districts in Kansas, USA. The author presents the case of a strong sense of "collaboration" that made the difference and stimulated movement from vision…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Jefferson, Anne L. – Educational Considerations, 2006
In the academic world, there is an assumption of reasonable administrative conduct. In fact, to ensure such conduct, universities, like other public institutions, may have collective agreements to reinforce this assumption. However, in some cases, the university as employer can very quick off the mark should any faculty member wander into what it…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Administration, Case Studies, Work Environment
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Gordon, Stephen P.; Stiegelbauer, Suzanne; Diehl. Julie – Educational Considerations, 2006
This study reports on the process and outcomes of schoolwide action research by nine schools in their first year as Network members. The participants were a blend of urban, suburban, small town, and rural schools in Central Texas. Focal points of the case studies and cross-case comparison included: (1) how the schools organized for action…
Descriptors: Action Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Kindergarten
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Knoeppel, Robert C. – Educational Considerations, 2005
This article shares findings from an exploratory case study about an advanced leadership development program for administrator-certified practitioners in a Central Appalachian school district. The goal of the Principals Excellence Program, one of 24 projects supported by federal funds through the No Child Left Behind School Leadership Development…
Descriptors: Principals, Access to Education, Equal Education, Rural Schools
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Norris, Cynthia J. – Educational Considerations, 2005
This article presents an exploratory case study that sought to gain insight into the development of both cognitive and affective understandings of place that resulted from the UTK (University of Tennessee in Knoxville) cohort visits to the Cincinnati schools. Ten reflections were collected from the cohort members upon their return from these…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Regional Characteristics, Rural Urban Differences