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Ireh, Maduakolam; Bell, Edwin D. – Planning and Changing, 2016
Successful professional development programs for teachers are necessary conditions for school success. They include those that are scientifically- and/or evidence-based, such as a product-based model. This case study examined the impact of a product-based model of professional development on K-6 students' performances on the North Carolina…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Faculty Development, Educational Change
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Smith, Rachel A.; Somers, John – Planning and Changing, 2016
This paper presents a model for developing an interdisciplinary principal preparation program, an MBA in Education Leadership, which integrates best practices in both education and business within an educational context. The paper addresses gaps that exist in many traditional principal preparation programs and provides an alternative model, which…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Administrator Education, Principals, Program Development
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Arar, Khalid – Planning and Changing, 2016
The study traced the assimilation of new administrative software in an Arab school, assisted by collaboration between the school and an Arab academic teacher-training college in Israel. The research used a mixed-method paradigm. A questionnaire consisting of 81 items was administered to 55 of the school's teachers in two stages to elicit their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, High Schools, Technology Integration
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Reames, Ellen H. – Planning and Changing, 2016
Educational leadership redesign efforts have been numerous in recent years. Scholars have reported descriptions of these redesigns and have included important and relevant program improvements (Brooks, Reames, & Reed, 2010; Browne-Ferrigno, 2011; Buttram & Doolittle, 2015; Mountford & Acker-Hocevar, 2013; Phillips, 2013), unique…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Coordinators, Instructor Coordinators
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Wyland, Catherine – Planning and Changing, 2016
Public school district leadership is dominated by males while teaching is dominated by females (Blount, 1998; Glass, Björk, & Brunner, 2000; Grogan, 1996). Some may not recognize this as a problem while others might refer to this underrepresentation as a glass ceiling, a sticky floor, a concrete wall, or a glass cliff. In any case, the…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Females, Superintendents, Demography
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Beal, Heather K. Olson; Rudolph, Amanda M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Due to increased public school accountability, heightened scrutiny of higher education, ongoing demographic shifts, and lean economic times, many in higher education are turning to the federal grant system for financial support to facilitate needed program improvements because other funding sources have been diminished or eliminated. Teacher…
Descriptors: Grants, Case Studies, Hispanic American Students, Barriers
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Hearn, Jessica E. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Principal preparation programs in Kentucky can use the items in the Dispositions, Dimensions, and Functions for School Leaders (EPSB, 2008) as mastery benchmarks to quantify incoming Educational Specialist (Ed.S) students' perceived level of mastery. This can serve both internal and external purposes by providing diagnostic feedback to students…
Descriptors: State Standards, Administrator Education, Principals, Benchmarking
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Doerrer, Sarah – Planning and Changing, 2015
Although women outnumber men in higher education participation in many regions, there is still a gender gap in Sub-Saharan Africa, with far fewer females enrolling than males. This is true even with affirmative action policies in place in many university settings. Not surprisingly, there is a corresponding dearth of female leadership in African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Owens, Deborah; Bartlett, Carol – Planning and Changing, 2015
Current societal demands have increased the role of schools. The Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) seek to link students, families, and communities, using the school as the nexus for much needed services. The FRYSC offer a myriad of interventions aimed at removing non-academic barriers that hinder academic success for students…
Descriptors: Barriers, Urban Schools, Social Services, Intervention
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Vogel, Linda R.; Weiler, Spencer; Armenta, Anthony – Planning and Changing, 2014
Various state and national forces are influencing principal preparation programs, including competition from online for-profit institutions, teacher evaluation, school accountability, equity, and Response to Intervention mandates that require university-based leadership preparation programs to re-examine and revise program delivery and content.…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Competition, Teacher Evaluation
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Alford, Betty; Rudolph, Amanda; Beal, Heather Olson; Hill, Brenda – Planning and Changing, 2014
Increasing rigor in secondary school classrooms for college and career readiness is a priority throughout the nation with the adoption of more challenging standards for student performance and is an important role for school leaders in creating conditions in schools to meet this challenge (Young, 2012). P-16 partnerships can assist by aligning the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Lightfoot, Jonathan; Thompson, Eustace – Planning and Changing, 2014
This case study report will identify modifications made to a traditional leadership program's structures and the effects of the work on faculty perceptions of non-traditional doctoral programs. Union Free School District is the only school district to ever be taken over by the state. A nearby university's research-based educational leadership…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Doctoral Programs, Program Development
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Gallagher, Karen Symms – Planning and Changing, 2013
This article is a retrospective description of the decisions, strategies, and context of program changes made at the USC Rossier School of Education, related specifically to the education doctorate. The primary purpose is to highlight the change process from the perspective of the academic dean. Drawing on work in systems change and strategic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Education Majors, Educational Improvement, Educational Change
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Stacy, Jaime C. – Planning and Changing, 2013
This article describes the impact that coursework related to Virginia Commonwealth University's inaugural EdD program had on a public school administrator; particularly how the Carnegie Project for the Educational Doctorate's (CPED) working principles continue to play a role in solving "Problems of Practice" in an at-risk school long…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Doctoral Programs, Education Majors, Curriculum Development
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Aiken, Judith A.; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia – Planning and Changing, 2013
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)--which the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont has actively been involved in since 2007--has invited us to think carefully about our EdD doctoral program and its role in the improvement of schools and society. Although the EdD program in Educational…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Educational Development
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