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Caravello, Michael J.; Jiménez, Joel R.; Kahl, Lois J.; Brachio, Brian; Morote, Elsa-Sofia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
This study compares a sample of approximately 44 first year college students in 2005 and 2015 on Long Island, New York, in their technology preparedness and self-directed instruction. The researchers used a survey instrument including demographic information focused upon students' preparation for classroom technology in high school and college.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Technological Literacy, Independent Study, Student Surveys
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Reedy, Katherine; Taylor-Dunlop, Korynne – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
Lynn University embraces the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) initiative, signature pedagogies and the development of scholarly practitioners. In response to the evolution of educational leadership, Lynn University values the need for doctoral candidates to understand the group process and to be able to work within a diverse…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Mentors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Educational Administration
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Key, Latoya Y.; Thomas, Stephanie P.; Hunter, Tanesha N.; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Tatum, Stephanie L. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine mentorship and its effect on assistant superintendents' emotional intelligence, challenges, and the desire to become a superintendent. The 149 participants surveyed in this study were assistant superintendents in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in Long Island, New York and Westchester County, New York. An…
Descriptors: Mentors, Superintendents, Social Networks, Item Analysis
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Martinucci, Kenneth P.; Stein, Daniel; Wittmann, Helen C.; Morote, Elsa-Sofia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
We explored whether the knowledge of hybrid teaching (conceptions) or incorrect knowledge (misconceptions) or lack of knowledge differed among faculty from various teaching areas--education, social sciences, business, art and humanities, and math and sciences--in New York. One hundred twenty-eight faculty members responded to a test of their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions, Statistical Analysis
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Probst, Carolyn; O'Hara, Dennis P. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
How do school leaders help students and parents, especially those from low-income families, understand the value of a college education? Engaging students and families early and often and using a continuum of strategies enables school leaders to close aspiration gaps, thus creating and sustaining a college-going culture for all students.…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students, Comprehensive Guidance, Educational Attitudes
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Mester, Dana C.; Spruill, Sherill A.; Giani, Joseph; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Inserra, Albert – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
This study explored the perceptions of teacher-student relationships and personal student safety differences between Caucasian and African-American middle school students. The research was conducted using a survey in a suburban middle class school on Long Island, New York. Twenty-eight of 176 Caucasian students were chosen through random sampling…
Descriptors: Safety, Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Fox, Sean B.; McDermott, Carrie L. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
Budgetary shortfalls and excessive layoffs have left public schools with a deficiency of professional innovation as well as modern theory and practice. It is imperative that educators identify the exemplary school systems that are engaging students and adults in 21st century education, and broadcast those patterns of success to schools in need of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Rural Areas, Educational Innovation, Effective Schools Research
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Tahir, Khazima – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
The purpose of this study was to contrast undergraduate students' descriptions about transformational teaching practices, and student deep learning in bachelor English programs in selected universities within Pakistan. This study utilized a survey to gather responses from five hundred and twenty three students. A paired sample t test was utilized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Teaching Methods, English Literature
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Thompson, Eustace; France, Roxanne Garcia – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
The increased demand for educational reform and accountability has resulted in a renewed focus on the relationship between building leaders and district leaders, particularly on how district leaders can support principals to ensure the academic success of students. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and Race to the Top (RttT) legislations…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, School Administration, Principals
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Hay, John; Laguerre, Fabrice; Moore, Eric; Reedy, Katherine; Rose, Scott; Vickers, Jerome – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) encourages doctoral candidates volunteering in order to give back and continue their relationship with the university after completing their dissertation. Volunteering can take on many forms, from acting as doctoral assistants to performing the role of critical friends on future doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Volunteers
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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
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Forman, Kenneth; Markson, Craig – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among New York State's APPR teacher evaluation system, poverty, attendance rates, per pupil spending, and academic achievement. The data from this study included reports on 110 school districts, over 30,000 educators and over 60,000 students from Nassau and Suffolk counties posted on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Poverty, Attendance Patterns
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Bashant, Jennifer – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2014
Why do most individuals make use of only a small percentage of their resources, whereas a few exceptional individuals push themselves to their limits? Why do some individuals accomplish more than others of equal intelligence? One personal quality that is shared by most high achieving and successful people is grit. Grit may be the quality that sets…
Descriptors: Persistence, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Resilience (Psychology)
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Barrett-Landau, Susan; Henle, Sharon – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2014
An analysis performed by Staiger, Auerback, and Buerhaus (2012) on the RN workforce model suggests that between 2010 and 2015 there will be a decrease in the RN's employment as the economy improves and the baby boomer population retires. This article centers on the road blocks men face in nursing education, clinical experiences, job preferences in…
Descriptors: Males, Nursing, Social Attitudes, Sex Stereotypes
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Burlison, Kelly; Chave, Josh – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2014
The study explores the effectiveness of the Reading Success Academy on the reading achievement of the selected group of ninth-grade students in a comprehensive high school. We examine in what ways the Reading Success Academy may improve the reading proficiency rates and amount of reading growth of ninth-grade students. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Achievement, Success, Grade 9
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