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Gulosino, Charisse A.; Jones, Laquetta; Franceschini, Louis – Planning and Changing, 2016
The primary aim of this study is to use the survey items from the TELL Tennessee Survey (2013) using the Competing Values Framework (CVF) to determine whether teachers' observations about a set of topically organized school climate dimensions and performance levels are associated with teacher satisfaction. Specifically, the study sets out to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Institutional Characteristics
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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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Nesmith, Suzanne; Cooper, Sandi; Schwarz, Gretchen; Walker, Amanda – Planning and Changing, 2016
Often the stakeholders most affected by curriculum change are uninvolved in the change process, leading to curriculum reforms that fail. Thus, a group of university researchers conducted a small-scale study to explore the thoughts and opinions of parents and elementary students on the use of mathematics and science graphic novels to support the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Malin, Joel R. – Planning and Changing, 2016
In this study, educators' requests for foundation grant funding to purchase desired educational materials or services were examined. Specifically, this study sought to review to what extent, and in what manner, educators utilize research and other forms of evidence to support their decision making. Data analysis revealed several themes. Although…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Grants, Grantsmanship, Program Proposals
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Mahmood, Abaida – Planning and Changing, 2015
Leadership is less about our needs, and more about the needs of the people around us and the organization we are leading. Leadership styles are not something to be tried on like so many suits, to see which fits. Rather, they should be adapted to the particular demands of the situation, the particular requirements of the people involved and the…
Descriptors: Models, Women Administrators, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities
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Tieso, Carol L.; Hutcheson, Virginia H. – Planning and Changing, 2014
The authors of this article review the development and discuss potential uses for a new instrument that evolved from follow-up research conducted after completion of a five-year study of innovative curricular and instructional practices. The instrument is A Stakeholder's Perceptions of Innovative Reform Efforts (ASPIRE). The primary purpose of…
Descriptors: Probability, Educational Change, Success, Teacher Surveys
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Hameiri, Lior; Nir, Adam; Inbar, Dan E. – Planning and Changing, 2014
The purpose of this study is to assess to what extent public school principals experience role uncertainty and risk on the job and to examine the joint effect of school principals' leadership style and use of power bases on school outcomes, under perceived role uncertainty and role risk. Questionnaires were administrated to 191 school principals…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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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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Leslie, Deborah A. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This case study describes how the University of Chicago's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education and its Urban Education Institute partnered with each other and with two charter schools and seven Chicago Public Schools. "Tools" were developed to disseminate knowledge and expertise through "models" that allowed…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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McElroy, Doug; Cobb, Robert – Planning and Changing, 2010
Using data from a self-report survey of juniors and seniors, we document statistically significant growth of a student engagement culture on our campus after a three year period following implementation of an institutional Quality Enhancement Plan. Twenty-three of 45 individual variables, scores on four of 10 multivariate engagement factors, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Multivariate Analysis, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Terry, Kellie – Planning and Changing, 2010
Evolving purposes for the United States educational system have driven legislative policy over the past 40 years, beginning with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2002. However, researchers have demonstrated US policy intents are often unrealized in educational practice,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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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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Feuerstein, Abe – Planning and Changing, 2009
Since the early 1980s, educational policy has increasingly been focused on improving student performance (Conley, 2003, Murphy, 1990). School governance in general, and school boards in particular, have often been viewed as either the means of implementing needed reforms or as roadblocks in their way (Boyd, 2003; Delagardelle, M.; 2008; Howell,…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Ethics, Governance, Administrator Effectiveness
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Wells, Caryn; Feun, Lindson – Planning and Changing, 2008
This article represents a study in two parts, conducted by two researchers who were interested in learning about the level of implementation of Professional Learning Community (PLC) principles at six high schools. The researchers asked the basic questions: What is being learned about the early days of transition to a PLC? What are the changes that…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Communities of Practice, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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Young, Suzanne; Berube, William; Perry, Suzanne – Planning and Changing, 2008
The value of good communication practices in schools is important to their overall operation and to how efficiently and effectively teachers and students perform (Sobel & Ornstein, 1996). The challenge of communicating as often as needed and with the appropriate method is ever present for the school administrator, in particular. Communication…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Preferences, Beliefs, Technology Uses in Education
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