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Sorensen, Bret J.; Shepherd, Craig E.; Range, Bret G. – Planning and Changing, 2013
This study examined the make-up and training of school technology assistants who directly help teachers to integrate technology in K-12 classrooms. Fifty-six respondents from one school district in the western United States completed a questionnaire about technology assistance they provide, whether they provide this assistance on a full or part…
Descriptors: Technical Support, Teacher Aides, Questionnaires, Educational Background
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Sappington, Neil; Baker, Paul J.; Gardner, Dianne; Pacha, Joe – Planning and Changing, 2010
This study proposes participatory action research as a signature pedagogy for principal preparation programs. Signature pedagogies bring professional knowledge and core values together in distinctive teaching and learning arrangements. A rationale and learning results are presented that describe key components of action research intended to help…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Boshier, Roger; Huang, Yan – Planning and Changing, 2006
Whenever scholars write about reforms in curriculum or teaching they often shine the spotlight on schools and schoolteachers. Education in formal settings is an important vehicle for responding to globalization, but educational reform in China has more to do with learning-out-of-school than listening to (often tyrannical and didactic)…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Educational Change
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Wasburn, Mara H.; LaLopa, Joseph M. – Planning and Changing, 2003
Many colleges and universities have developed various kinds of formal faculty mentoring programs in response to (1) the benefit some faculty can gain from guidance as they pursue tenure, appointments, salary increases, and professional recognition; and (2) the poor quality of undergraduate teaching at many academic institutions. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Participant Satisfaction