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Kamrath, Barry – Planning and Changing, 2019
After being identified as a school in need of improvement, one struggling inner city high school implemented an evening school alternative program to reduce their suspension, failure, and dropout rates. In its first year, the program graduated 100% of the student participants, all of whom were in danger of dropping out, or being kicked out of high…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Urban Schools, Dropout Prevention
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VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Meyers, Coby V. – Planning and Changing, 2017
Federal legislation requires all low-performing schools to create yearly school improvement plans (SIPs), and in many cases, school principals are responsible for conceptualizing and drafting the SIP. However, this year-long approach may not create the necessary focus and sense of urgency low-performing schools need to learn, adapt, and turn…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, School Effectiveness
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Parson, Laura; Hunter, Cheryl A.; Kallio, Brenda – Planning and Changing, 2016
Using qualitative survey data and focus groups, this statewide study explored the experiences of the North Dakota rural principal. The intent of this study was to develop an understanding of the rural principalship in a state with a predominantly rural population and informed by personal experiences of principals. Using qualitative thematic…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Qualitative Research, Administrator Surveys, Focus Groups
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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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McNae, Rachel – Planning and Changing, 2015
Traditional approaches to leadership development frequently draw on Eurocentric, patriarchal discourses located in frameworks aligned to adult learning that may not be culturally or contextually relevant, or fail to pay attention to the needs of young women leading within and beyond their school communities. This research engaged an alternative…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Student Centered Curriculum
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Lebental, Dana M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
This quantitative investigation focuses on women high school principals at Jewish secular schools throughout Israel. Despite challenges, Israeli women have succeeded in obtaining over half of the principal positions at Jewish secular high schools, but the degree to which there is equal gender access to leadership roles in the school system remains…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Principals, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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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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Klinker, JoAnn Franklin; Hoover, J. Duane; Valle, Fernando; Hardin, Fred – Planning and Changing, 2014
Experience in problem-based learning, authentic experiences, on-the-job decision making, and critical reflection on decisions made formed the conceptual framework of an internship to develop democratic leadership as a professional ethic in interns. Interns in an on-the-job guided internship examined decisions over a 13-week period as they…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Democracy, Leadership, Internship Programs
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Planning and Changing, 2013
This study focuses on district leadership designed to improve student achievement. We employed a formative experiment design methodology, a type of design study, to investigate the leadership efforts to improve student and teacher learning. The findings suggest that leadership through professional development and an instructional framework led to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Improvement, School Districts, Academic Achievement
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Chan, Elaine; Heaton, Ruth M.; Swidler, Stephen A.; Wunder, Susan – Planning and Changing, 2013
Through analyses of three dissertations completed by graduates of our Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate-influenced program, this article offers insights into both the doctoral students' inquiries into their problems of practice and their faculty advisors' roles and expectations for them. Studying student dissertations provided the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Education Majors, Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations
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Deggs, David M.; Miller, Michael T. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Discussions at the local, state, and national level have been focused on the importance of providing access and opportunity for college attendance. While these discussions are important to raising public interest in higher education attainment, they often negate how community values influence the college attendance decision process. This study…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, College Attendance, Factor Analysis, Values
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Adamson, Bob; Tak-Shing, John Lam; Wai-Ming, Yu; Kin-Sang, Jacqueline Chan; Hau-Fai, Edmond Law; Wai-Lun, Anthony Leung – Planning and Changing, 2010
This study outlines the perceptions of school leaders regarding the New Senior Secondary Curriculum in Hong Kong. It illustrates the diversity of perceptions and responses of school leaders in terms of the purposes of the reforms, challenges to be faced, and strategies for implementing the reform. The findings suggest that school leaders'…
Descriptors: Leadership, Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change
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Maxwell, Gerri M.; Huggins, Kristin S.; Scheurich, James J. – Planning and Changing, 2010
"Central High School," a rural school composed largely of students of color from low income homes, experienced a quick, remarkable turnaround of student academic success, measured by State and Federal accountability standards. This turnaround began with an external restructuring grant initiative that required a state-approved external…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Low Income, Minority Group Students, Low Achievement
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Guskey, Thomas R.; Aberli, Jennifer R. – Planning and Changing, 2009
The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a district-wide professional development effort based on a modified Ramp-Up Program, designed to help high school teachers improve the reading skills of their students. Ramp-Up is a two-year course that seeks to accelerate the learning progress of entering high school students who…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Urban Schools, High School Students, Faculty Development
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Davis, Dannielle Joy; Cole-Leffel, Ginger – Planning and Changing, 2009
Whether educators recognize which students are at-risk and despite the extra time that is spent motivating and redirecting at-risk students, effective intervention must include analysis of both individuals and the systems that affect experiences in education. In order to understand the varied levels in which dropouts are affected and to plan…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, High School Students, Dropouts, Intervention
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