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Edeburn, Ellen K.; Knotts, Greg – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
Although there is substantial research that has guided middle school reform, there is insufficient support of Latinx students during their normative secondary transition (middle school to high school). Current research emphasizes that students who are not prepared when entering high school will face grim academic futures. The study explores the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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Okhremtchouk, I.; Levine-Smith, J.; Clark, Adam T. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2018
In this article we unpack the obstacles and opportunities associated with language minority student classification practices and, more specifically, English language learners' reclassification to fluent proficient status. First, we discuss classification permanency for language minority students. Second, we provide an overview of national…
Descriptors: Classification, English Language Learners, Language Minorities, Student Needs
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Watson, Jennifer Moradian – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2018
Teacher retention has been studied for decades, yet it has recently assumed renewed significance due to current teacher shortages. This study was designed to determine whether teachers' job embeddedness (JE) is related to turnover. JE is found in organizational literature (Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski, & Erez, 2001) and has been a robust…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Predictor Variables, Talent
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Mucetti, Rosanna – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2017
This article shows how the adoption of technology may serve as a catalyst for deeper, systemic reforms. This article shares a local case of organizational learning in which a midsize California urban school district faithfully acted on a technology goal nested in its strategic plan. Through this experience, the school district demonstrated various…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Technology Integration, Educational Change
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Brooke-Garza, Elizabeth – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
Two-way bilingual immersion (TWBI) programs have demonstrated great success in improving Latino English learners' educational outcomes. Nevertheless, TWBI classrooms are not immune to the greater power dynamics and influences of United States society. This Participatory Action Research study brought together eight two-way bilingual immersion…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Educational Benefits
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Kearney, W. Sean; Valadez, Albert – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This paper presents a newly implemented model of principal preparation at a public university in the southwestern United States. The authors begin by identifying a number of innovative practices currently being carried out within educational administration programs across the United States. Informed by the context of these national models, the…
Descriptors: Principals, School Districts, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Design
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Plough, Bobbie – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2014
The intent of this study is to determine whether there was a difference between school board members' perceptions of their own behaviors and beliefs related to student achievement in California's high-performing poverty districts as opposed to such perceptions in low-performing poverty districts. Due to the findings of this study, the author calls…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education
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Cunniff, Dan – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2011
As schools and school districts find their funds being cut or eliminated, they are turning to various organizations for assistance to help in the teaching/learning process. One such organization is the university. Quite often these schools or districts not only lack the funds, but also lack the technical and resource capacities to implement the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, School Districts, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education
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Garcia, Ray – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2009
After decades of reform efforts in public school systems in the United States, there is minimal student achievement progress to measure. This article addresses the ongoing challenges and complexities of the sustainability of educational reform through a review of the literature and the proposal of a Sustainability Index as a metric to benchmark…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Sustainability, Benchmarking
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Leon, Ronald – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
For decades, school district offices, superintendents and school boards have been cast as "villains" in the drama of school reform and raising student achievement. This article presents research encompassing a different view of district leadership as the possible "hero" in these efforts. Recent studies by Harvard University…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, School Districts, Educational Change, Leadership
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Fanning, Michael C. P. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2008
For nearly twenty years the educational community has utilized portfolios as a method of monitoring the growth and development of candidates earning certification as educators and as school leaders. Professors in the field of education have encouraged their students to share these portfolios with public school hiring officials. There is a belief…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Visual Aids, Attitudes, Differences
Barbara, Manny; Krovetz, Marty – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2005
This invited paper explores challenges involved in developing an equity agenda that will create school and district cultures that can effectively address issues of race that are reflected by the achievement gap. Based on a presentation at the Fall 2005 CAPEA conference, the authors explore issues that influence how school systems work and do not…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Principals, Racial Discrimination, Equal Education
Basom, Margaret R.; Yerkes, Diane M. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2004
School university partnerships have become important in the reform efforts to develop the next generation of school leaders. This study examines one university's approach of working with several school districts as partners in the development of school leaders. Findings include benefits and concerns from the perspective of students, faculty, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, School Districts