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Keedy, John L.; McDonald, Deborah H. – Planning and Changing, 2007
Across the United States the state education agency (SEA) is a "sleeping giant" with untapped potential to build instructional capacity in the nation's 110,000 public schools. The SEA is positioned to build the system-wide synergy requisite to achieve the unprecedented school-level student outcomes mandated by the No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, State Departments of Education, Politics of Education
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Bisbee, Diana C. – Planning and Changing, 2007
Using data collected in a research study initiated in fall of 2004, this article discusses how mid-level academic leaders are identified in land grant universities, what position they held when they were identified, whether they were internal or external candidates for their position, and how they were selected as potential leaders. As a largely…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Instructional Leadership, College Faculty
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Munoz, Marco A. – Planning and Changing, 2007
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of Ramp Up to Advanced Literacy, an unbundled Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) model, on the reading achievement of ninth grade students in a large urban school district in Kentucky. Using a pre- and posttest impact evaluation design, data from participating and non-participating…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Reading Achievement, Grade 9
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Kantamara, Pornkasem; Hallinger, Philip; Jatiket, Marut – Planning and Changing, 2006
This article presents a case study of successful curricular and instructional innovation in Thailand. The innovation involved a curricular program, Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This student-centered curriculum models many of the features highlighted in Thailand's educational reform such as the student-centered learning approach, curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Peyser, Alexia; Gerard, Francois-Marie; Roegiers, Xavier – Planning and Changing, 2006
A major trend in current pedagogic thinking and in its corresponding implementing practices is based on the fundamental concepts of "integration" and "competence." This evolution is the logical outcome of several pedagogic trends that have influenced the teaching practices of the twentieth century. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Fundamental Concepts
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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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Griffin, Patrick; Cuc, Nguyen Thi Kim; Gillis, Shelley; Thanh, Mai Thi – Planning and Changing, 2006
This article presents an account of the development of competency standards and profiles for primary teachers in Vietnam. The development project has taken more than four years and used a combination of consultative, actuarial, and item response modeling procedures to develop and validate a scale of teacher competence. In the overall project, more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Systems, Item Response Theory, Elementary School Teachers
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Gopinathan, Saravanan; Deng, Zongyi – Planning and Changing, 2006
The curriculum landscape in Singapore has been undergoing significant changes recently. While there exists a national curriculum and a central curriculum agency, the Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD) within the Ministry of Education (MoE), there is a movement toward what is termed "school-based curriculum development."…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Kennedy, Kerry J.; Fok, Ping Kwan; Chan, Kin Sang Jacqueline – Planning and Changing, 2006
The current curriculum reform agenda in Hong Kong is enmeshed in the politics of a post-colonial society. Yet, there is not a single view of what post-coloniality means for Hong Kong's school curriculum. This article focuses on analyzing the curriculum reform agenda that has emerged in post-colonial Hong Kong. This agenda was not only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Feng, Daming – Planning and Changing, 2006
In China, the most recent curriculum reform of basic education began with the National Congress of Education held by the Chinese central government in 1999. Since the decision to implement well-rounded quality education nation-wide, which was made by the central government at that congress, curriculum reform has been emerging as a centerpiece of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Quality, Educational Researchers
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Alemu, Daniel S.; Tekleselassie, Abebayehu A. – Planning and Changing, 2006
The purpose of this study is to explain the formulation, implementation, and outcome of Ethiopia's instructional language policy in light of the PRINCE system of power analysis as adapted by Fowler (2004), along with several literature references pertinent to the issue. After providing a brief background on Ethiopia and its education and language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Language Planning, Language of Instruction
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Alsbury, Thomas L.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Planning and Changing, 2006
This article reports findings from formative assessments of one state's administrator mentoring and induction program during two years of program piloting in 2002/03 and 2003/04. The purpose of this evaluation research was to establish baseline data and to detect problem areas, so that changes could be made in subsequent years. More broadly, the…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Evaluation Research, Administrators, Educational Administration
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Harris, Sandra; Irons, E. Jane; Crawford, Carolyn – Planning and Changing, 2006
Accountability and assessment are critical components to the success of schools today. As leaders of school districts, superintendents in Texas and across the nation are faced daily with meeting this challenge. While doing so, they must remember that their priority commitment is not to testing programs, but to helping children achieve.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Testing Programs
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Nir, Adam E.; Kranot, Nati – Planning and Changing, 2006
The current study emphasizes the significance of the positive job experiences that promote individuals' satisfaction on the job and the potential contribution of the transformational leadership style for the shaping of these experiences. Questionnaires were administered to elementary school teachers in five of the six districts comprising the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Elementary School Teachers, Transformational Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness
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Yu, Wai Ming; Lau, Chun Kwok – Planning and Changing, 2006
In this article, the authors argue that no matter how well a reform is conceptualized and planned, it is in the frontline schools and classrooms that the reform goals and strategies are tried out, reflected on, and refined. This article reports on a study of reforms that were carried out in one local primary school in Hong Kong. The study seeks to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Environment, School Personnel, Educational Change
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