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Rosen-O'Leary, Robin; Thompson, Eustace G. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
The current focus on STEM education is based on the idea that science, technology, engineering and math be taught in an interdisciplinary and applied approach in grades K-12. There is growing attention to integrating the arts as an equal partner to STEM learning (STEAM). The purpose of this cluster random sample experimental study was to examine…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Visual Arts, Retention (Psychology)
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Babo, Gerard; Petty, Douglas J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of a New Jersey middle school principal's length of service and a middle school's socioeconomic classification on teacher retention rates for the 2016-2017 school year. Surprisingly, the results of a two-way factorial ANOVA indicated that NJ middle schools with a socioeconomic status classification of middle to…
Descriptors: Principals, Middle Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Persistence
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Cantor, Martin R. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
This study contrasts the socio-economic characteristics of students enrolled at a suburban community college who graduated or transferred to a college or university with the characteristics of those students who did not persist to graduate or transfer to a four year college program. Identified characteristics that could serve as reliable…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Suburban Schools, School Holding Power
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Tahir, Khazima; Doelger, Brian; Hynes, Michael – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
Inclusive education is an approach to mixing special education and general education students in classroom settings to promote diversity, lifelong learning and create a more equitable society. An overview of practices in inclusive education can inform stakeholders of the status of inclusive education, describe the contextual factors which affect…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Ecological Factors
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Trapani, Brian; Annunziato, Anthony – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy of a specific instructional change by engaging teachers in reflecting on the change process using the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) as an instrument of measurement. Data were collected and analyzed using Stages of Concern questionnaires and Levels of Use surveys as well as interviews to…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Change, Models, Teaching Methods
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Glatt Yochai, Kim – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
English Learner (EL) students in the United States are historically lower achieving students than their native- English-speaking peers. There are a number of contributing factors for the achievement gap. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken various initiatives to address some of the known factors to improve education…
Descriptors: Ethics, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap