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Osiname, Ayodeji Tolulope – Improving Schools, 2018
This article integrates relevant literature with the lived experiences of five school principals regarding how they utilized different leadership styles to build an inclusive school culture. The conceptual framework--a Critical Inclusive Praxis, including culture, change, leadership, inclusion and challenge--provided a base for the literature and…
Descriptors: Principals, Inclusion, School Culture, Praxis
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Finlayson, Maureen – Improving Schools, 2015
The focus of this research is cultural sustainability of African Canadian heritage. Research literature informs us that engaging youth in educational programmes at the local level is fundamental to sustainability discussions. Furthermore, students must be actively engaged in their African Canadian past, present and future education. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, North Americans, Blacks, Students
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Finlayson, Maureen – Improving Schools, 2014
In today's educational systems, students of all levels of education experience math anxiety. Furthermore, math anxiety is frequently linked to poor achievement in mathematics. The purpose of this study is to examine the causes of math anxiety and to explore strategies which pre-service teachers have identified to overcome math anxiety. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Preservice Teachers
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Beese, Jane; Liang, Xin – Improving Schools, 2010
The "PISA 2006 Science Literacy Assessment" results report Finland as the first ranked country out of the 30 developed nations that participated in the testing (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2007). The United States was ranked 21st. Closer examination of school and student variables may help explain these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status, Science Achievement, Teacher Qualifications
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Cooper, Karyn; White, Robert E. – Improving Schools, 2008
This article provides an overview of the integrative process of initiating an action research project on literacy for students "at risk" in a Canadian urban elementary school. As the article demonstrates, this requires development of a school-wide framework, which informs the action research project and desired outcomes, and a shared…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Research Projects, Action Research, Educational Change