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Wheat, Celeste A.; Hill, Lilian H. – Research in the Schools, 2016
To understand the complex factors that influence women's experiences in senior administrative roles in higher education, the purpose of this study was to give voice to how they made meaning of their leadership experiences. We employed a qualitative design in which a criterion-based sample of 14 women senior administrators (i.e., dean, vice…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Females, College Administration, College Presidents
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Campbell, Kathleen Taylor; Parker, Randy – Research in the Schools, 2016
After widespread accusations that universities were not adequately preparing school leadership candidates with real world experiences, the movement to reform U.S. university principal preparation began. The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards as guidelines…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Internship Programs, Principals, Administrator Education
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Anis, Yasmeen; Krause, Jeremy A.; Blum, Emily N. – Research in the Schools, 2016
Mathematics anxiety typically involves apprehension toward activities that require computation, which can lead to complications in every-day-life activities (Ashcraft, 2002). Mathematics anxiety also has become accepted as an issue associated with academic success for both children and adults (Ashcraft, 2002; Ashcraft & Moore, 2009; Beilock,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Gender Differences
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Ramlo, Susan – Research in the Schools, 2015
Flipped classrooms are a relatively new teaching strategy where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Although flipped classrooms are gaining popularity, evaluations of this type of pedagogical model are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate student views related to the effectiveness of a flipped…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen, Nonmajors
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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A. – Research in the Schools, 2015
Pressure from state and federal mandates is being brought to faculty members at institutions who prepare teacher candidates to increase the standards and rigor of their programs, and who provide evidence that their graduates not only know the content, but also will be effective in the classroom. This article investigated the relationships among…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Persistence
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Iran-Nejad, Asghar; Xu, Yuejin; Mansouri, Behzad – Research in the Schools, 2013
Reported in this article was an experiment in which 143 undergraduates in an educational psychology course were encouraged to engage in the performance learning activity (PLA) of "seeking their own revelations (or insights) and reflecting on them in writing." The hypothesis, grounded in the biofunctionally-based, first-person…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Students, Educational Psychology, Learning Activities
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Ballard, Iva B. – Research in the Schools, 2013
In this quasi-experimental 2 x 2 factorial design study, the impact of an academic integrity module and Turnitin┬« on undergraduate student similarity index scores was investigated. Similarity index scores were used to measure suggested plagiarism rates of student papers. A purposive sample consisting of 96 undergraduate education students enrolled…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Integrity, Quasiexperimental Design, Undergraduate Students
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Younes, Rayya; Nimon, Kim; Mittag, Kathleen Cage; Taylor, Sharon – Research in the Schools, 2013
Improving the mathematical skills of the next generation of students will require that elementary and middle school teachers are competent and confident in their abilities to perform fraction operations and to solve algebra equations The present study was conducted to (a) quantify relationships between prospective teachers' abilities to perform…
Descriptors: Fractions, Algebra, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Morse, Andrew – Research in the Schools, 2013
The purpose of this ethnographic case study was to explore the fundraising roles of 3 tenured academic department heads within a College of Education at a large, public, research-focused, doctoral-granting university. The following research questions were used to conduct the study: (a) What roles, if any, do academic department heads presently…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Fund Raising, Administrator Role, Case Studies
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Vuk, Jasna; Morse, David T. – Research in the Schools, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare high- and low-achieving undergraduate college students on selfefficacy, test anxiety, and self-reported test-taking ability. Eighty students from 2 sections of educational psychology course participated in the study; complete data were collected for 76 students. Before taking their first exam, students…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, High Achievement
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Cheon, Jongpil; Coward, Fanni; Song, Jaeki; Lim, Sunho – Research in the Schools, 2012
Classrooms full of "digital natives" represent the norm in U. S. schools, but like their predecessors, they mostly inhabit spaces characterized by a traditional view of teaching and learning. Understanding contributors to this mismatch, and especially teachers' role, is especially critical as Web 2.0 technologies enable greater learner…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Putman, S. Michael – Research in the Schools, 2012
Researchers have recommended that teacher education candidates receive multiple opportunities for systematic implementation of practices within authentic contexts. These experiences form an important foundation for candidates' beliefs about their abilities in classrooms. Yet, few researchers have examined the relationship between the context for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Tull, Ashley; Freeman, Jerrid P. – Research in the Schools, 2011
Examined in this study were the identified frames of reference and locus of control used by 478 student affairs administrators. Administrator responses were examined to identify frames of reference most commonly used and their preference order. Locus of control most commonly used and the relationship between frames of reference and locus of…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Locus of Control, Student Personnel Workers, Human Resources
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Leech, Nancy L.; Haug, Carolyn A.; Robinson, Ellen Hill – Research in the Schools, 2011
In response to the dearth of research agendas that connect teacher education and teaching in the field and to the call for more programmatic research, the purpose of this paper is to present the Agenda for Researching Teaching (ART). The ART is a visual research agenda that spans the time from a teacher candidate learning to teach to impacting…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research
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Robinson, Cecil; Rose, Sage – Research in the Schools, 2010
One leading version of hope theory posits hope to be a general disposition for goal-directed agency and pathways thinking. Domain-specific hope theory suggests that hope operates within context and measures of hope should reflect that context. This study examined three measures of hope to test the predictive, construct, and convergent validity…
Descriptors: Validity, Construct Validity, Predictive Validity, Psychological Patterns