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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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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
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Russo, Charles – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2018
The following study closely details how the East Moriches Union Free School District made the transition to college and career-ready standards (CCSS), the impact that change had on reading scores for students, and the alteration in attitudes of parents and teachers to the shift in standards. Specifically, this report focuses on the male students…
Descriptors: School Districts, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Reading Achievement
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Gregory, Karen; Yu, Lisa – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This article reports on findings from a multiple case study investigating the nature of educators' approaches toward monitoring English language learners' (ELLs) performance and using data to improve instruction and apply appropriate interventions. Six New York elementary schools where ELLs' performance was better than predicted (i.e.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Peterson, Christopher; DeSimone, Paul J., Jr.; Desmond, Thomas J.; Zahn, Brian; Morote, Elsa-Sofia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the five variables that measure servant leadership (Altruistic Calling, Emotional Healing, Persuasive Mapping, Organizational Stewardship, and Team Learning) impact on teachers' perception of principal Wisdom. Participants were from fifteen moderate-need elementary schools located in southern New York…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Leadership Qualities
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Clark, Alison J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
The increase of intense pressures to ensure long-term education reforms have created a challenge for school leaders as they direct and nurture the abilities of others. The purpose of this research was to understand and describe suburban elementary principals' practices and perceptions as change leaders related to capacity building through the…
Descriptors: Principals, Suburban Schools, Capacity Building, Elementary Schools
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Enstice, Emily M. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
There is limited research that investigates parent perspectives with respect to their early elementary school children's home language use. The findings reported in this article are part of a dissertation study on parent perceptions of bilingualism conducted in Northern California. To fill the gap in research, this study investigates how first…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Elementary School Students, Language Usage, Family Environment
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Hall, Rose A. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2016
During the 2013-2014 school year, a case study on parent involvement was conducted at an elementary school in Florida's Broward County, the 9th largest school district in our nation. The study's goal was to identify a systematic schema for evaluating parent involvement in the school lives of students that would allow researchers to examine the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Libresco, Andrea S. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
This is a study of a group of New York State social studies supervisors who, in response to state budget cuts, took matters into their own hands and developed their own regional social studies test at the elementary level. The catalyst for the formation of this group of supervisors came when the monies to create and distribute the fifth and eighth…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Test Construction, Teacher Developed Materials, Elementary School Curriculum