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Glowacki, Heather; Hackmann, Donald G. – Planning and Changing, 2016
This study examined perceptions of Illinois public elementary school principals regarding the effectiveness of their school districts' evaluation systems for special education teachers in promoting professional development and job performance accountability. Using an online questionnaire, 330 of the state's 1,551 elementary principals responded to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Principals
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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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Derrington, Mary Lynne – Planning and Changing, 2014
This multi-site qualitative study examined the perspectives of K-12 superintendents and principals in four districts of a Southeastern state during the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system required by the Race to the Top federal grant. Specifically, these educators' viewpoints regarding this two-year implementation's impact are…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership
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Gray, Julie; Mitchell, Roxanne; Tarter, C. John – Planning and Changing, 2014
The roles of organizational and relational factors in regard to professional learning communities (PLCs) have been investigated by many, yet none have considered enabling school structures, trust, and collective efficacy as variables. We take a deeper look at the formal or organizational aspects of the school represented by enabling school…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Trust (Psychology), Collegiality
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Carlson, Cameron B. – Planning and Changing, 2012
Recent state policies demand universities restructure principal preparation programs. Mandates, though unfunded, provide an opportunity for universities to engage representative stakeholders who benefit from context specific instruction. This article demonstrates how professors in one research university used collected programmatic information and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Program Design, Principals