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Benoliel, Pascale; Schechter, Chen – Improving Schools, 2018
Teams of teachers and administrators have become more and more common as a framework for improving responsiveness to the ever more dynamic educational environment. Although teamwork is often expected to broaden the team's collective knowledge base, consequently improving team effectiveness, research shows that this potential effectiveness is not…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Credibility, Dissent, Program Effectiveness
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Sampaio, Marta; Leite, Carlinda – Improving Schools, 2017
This article presents a study that aimed to understand the contributions of self-evaluation (SE) processes towards the development of curricular and social justice and educational improvement. The study focuses on data collected from the schools' external evaluation (SEE) process and from the TEIP programme (Educational Territories of Priority…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Justice, Intervention
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Burrus, Jeremy; Jackson, Teresa; Holtzman, Steven; Roberts, Richard D. – Improving Schools, 2017
This article reports the results of a quasi-experimental study conducted to examine the efficacy of a new time management intervention designed for high school students. Participants were 149 students from a highly selective private high school in the northeastern United States who were in the ninth grade. Half of the students participated in a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Time Management, Quasiexperimental Design, Program Effectiveness
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Gordon, Evelyn; Lowrey, K. Alisa – Improving Schools, 2017
Developing effective novice teachers involves many components. Researchers have studied the impact of principals, induction programs, and mentors on the growth and development of novice teachers. Relationships with college/university faculty, students, parents, and support staff can also impact the growth of these novice professionals. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ryom, Knud; Andersen, Mie Maar; Stelter, Reinhard – Improving Schools, 2017
The purpose of this study was to implement group coaching in a school setting and examine the participants' experiences. Participants were all males (age 12-16 years), primarily with a Middle Eastern family background and from a socioeconomically deprived area. A 2-year intervention with regular coaching counselling during school hours was…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Adolescents, Males, Intervention
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Bragg, Sara – Improving Schools, 2016
This article discusses "Choice and Challenge" as a tool for school improvement and as a "practicable pedagogy" that attempts to embody the principles of "learning without limits," rejecting ability grouping and labelling. As considered here, "Choice and Challenge" emerges specifically from practice at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Improvement
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Karagiorgi, Yiasemina; Nicolaidou, Maria; Yiasemis, Christos; Georghiades, Petros – Improving Schools, 2015
This article aims to illustrate a school self-evaluation project implemented in three Cyprus primary schools. The project adopted three theoretical assumptions, namely, an orientation towards school improvement, a participatory school-level approach allowing support from a critical friend and a focus on effective teaching. In line with a…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Data
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Kwon, Samuel M.; Wardrip, Peter S.; Gomez, Louis M. – Improving Schools, 2014
This article examines the use of interdisciplinary project co-design, as a mechanism for increasing the capacity of a school and promoting the growth of teachers' professional practice in an urban high school setting. Changing teaching practices and the professional culture within a school can be extremely difficult. Simply providing resources…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Capacity Building, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Kilian, Janet M.; Kilian, Denis W. – Improving Schools, 2011
The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate an intervention for at-risk elementary school students who did not respond sufficiently to a universal school-wide social skills program. The manualized social skills counseling intervention was implemented for two years, and sought to create and maintain appropriate student relating and problem…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Prosocial Behavior, Intervention, Standardized Tests
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Hussain, Rana; Ali, Sajid – Improving Schools, 2010
This article tries to respond to a basic question: "can in-service teachers of public sectors in Pakistan be reformed?" The authors' response to this question is: "yes, public teachers can be reformed, if contextual possibilities are exploited efficiently". Although a straightforward and simplistic response to the question,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies
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Thomson, Pat; McGregor, Jane; Sanders, Ethel; Alexiadou, Nafsika – Improving Schools, 2009
Creative Partnerships aims to change the ways in which children learn and teachers teach, and to support whole school change. Our research examines how schools take up the "cultural offer" made by Creative Partnerships. In this article, drawing on data from snapshot visits to 40 English schools, we suggest that it has made a difference…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Improvement, Teaching Methods, Partnerships in Education
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Roberts, Amanda; Nash, Judith – Improving Schools, 2009
This article explores students' potential to make a difference to their school through a Students as Researchers programme. It begins by discussing the impetus for the current increase in student voice initiatives in schools. It continues the debate around issues of student empowerment and students' identity as change agents through an analysis of…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Student Research, Educational Improvement, Change Agents
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Zion, Shelley D. – Improving Schools, 2009
The education system in the United States is under pressure from a variety of sources to reform and improve the delivery of educational services to students. Change across a system as complex and dynamic as the educational system requires a systemic approach and requires the participation or buy-in of all participants and stakeholders. This…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Student Empowerment, Change Strategies
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Mertler, Craig A. – Improving Schools, 2009
Assessing student performance is one of the most critical aspects of the job of a classroom teacher; however, many teachers in the United States do not feel adequately prepared to assess their students' performance. These feelings of inadequacy are exemplified when placed against the context of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, especially with…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests
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Wurdinger, Scott; Haar, Jean; Hugg, Robert; Bezon, Jennifer – Improving Schools, 2007
Project-based learning taps into students' interests by allowing them to create projects that result in meaningful learning experiences. The method requires teachers to identify projects that challenge students to work individually or in groups to create plans, solve problems they encounter, test their ideas, and present their projects to peers.…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Student Motivation, Classroom Environment, Active Learning
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