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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Desimone, Laura M.; Porter, Andrew C.; Hochberg, Eric D. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Mentoring is a common form of support for beginning teachers. State and district mentoring policies vary along a number of dimensions, yet policymakers have little evidence to draw on in designing effective mentoring programs. We use quantitative and qualitative data from a study of beginning middle school mathematics teachers in 10 districts to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Policy, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Hoy, Wayne K.; Woolfolk, Anita E. – Elementary School Journal, 1993
The relationship between teacher efficacy and a healthy school climate was examined in a survey of 179 teachers at 37 elementary schools in New Jersey. It was found that a healthy school climate was conducive to the development of teachers' beliefs that they could influence student learning. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Odden, Allan – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Examines how school financial policies affect economic incentives and working conditions for teachers and how these policies might serve to make the teaching profession more attractive to new and experienced teachers. Particular consideration is given to the California public school system. (DR)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mason, DeWayne A.; Stimson, Janet – Elementary School Journal, 1996
Queried 571 elementary school principals in 12 states to determine: (1) the frequency of nontraditional (combination and nongraded) classes; and (2) changes in the use of combination classes during recent years. Found that although combination classes represented 17% of California classrooms, most states contained only 3 to 7%. Nongraded classes…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Comparative Analysis, Differences, Elementary Education