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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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Ballard, Iva B.; Chappell, Manya; Johnson, Susan; Ngassam, Marlise DePaul – Research in the Schools, 2013
In this study, we explore middle-class parental involvement in summer activities of four elementary students. Many researchers discuss summer programs initiated by institutions, but fail to explain how parents' availability, experiences, and related criteria affect student summer activities. From our interviews, observations, and artifacts, we…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Parent Participation, Summer Programs, Elementary School Students
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Curry, Jennifer R.; Bickmore, Dana – Research in the Schools, 2013
Although teacher induction has been well researched, scant research exists about the experiences of novice school counselors as they transition into the school setting. The purpose of this study was to examine select novice school counselors' perceptions of the induction process through their use of metaphoric expressions. The authors employed…
Descriptors: Novices, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Figurative Language
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Olson Beal, Heather K.; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Boudreaux, Nicole – Research in the Schools, 2012
In this position article, we explore what happens when school district policies regarding desegregation, accountability, and foreign language immersion education collide. Specifically, we contrast 2 immersion programs that experienced distinct outcomes as a result of the conflicting agendas underlying these 3 policies. One program, originally…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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DeVaney, Thomas A.; Adams, Nan B.; Hill-Winstead, Flo; Trahan, Mitzi P. – Research in the Schools, 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine the psychometric properties of the RSCEQ with respect to invariance across gender and grade level, using a sample of 901 teachers from 44 schools in southeast Louisiana. Reliability estimates were consistent with previous research and ranged from 0.81 to 0.90 on the actual and 0.83 to 0.92 on the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, School Culture, Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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DeVaney, Thomas A.; Carr, Sonya C.; Allen, Diane D. – Research in the Schools, 2009
Natural disasters have been shown to have a substantial impact on school-age children. Consequently, schools are positioned to be a source of support while helping students resume familiar roles and routines. However, few studies have examined how schools prepare for and respond to disasters. In this study, we investigated the impact of Hurricane…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Natural Disasters, Followup Studies, Economic Impact
Sinclair, Anne; Baldwin, Beatrice – Research in the Schools, 1995
Data from 212 high school biology students in two schools in Louisiana show that students bring increased religious bias to the classroom due to a resurgence of religious conservatism and that these beliefs interfere with their abilities to view scientific evidence about evolution objectively. Those who did not believe evolutionary theory cited…
Descriptors: Biology, Conservatism, Creationism, Evolution