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Accountability In Texas: Predicting District Ratings Based On Indicators
The major purpose for the study was to determine if a relationship existed between district ratings, as assigned by the Texas Education Agency, and population groups, funding, and class size. The variables utilized for ...
Teacher Attitudes And Perceptions Of The Influence Of Professional Development On Minority Student Achievement In Reading
This qualitative study is written from a phenomenological standpoint using Van Manen's (1990 ) hermeneutic lived experiences of the participants. Fourth grade teachers from a large urban school district in the southwestern ...
Procedural methodology for a grounded meta-analysis of qualitative case studies
(Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010)
University researchers conduct large numbers of case studies in the field of consumer studies each year and many are published in the research journals. Although illuminative and rich in description, qualitative data ...
Teachers' Orientation To Teaching And Their Perceived Readiness For 21st Century Learners
In a 21st century world where students will need mastery of both core subjects and applied skills, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the congruence of teachers' orientations to education and the 21st ...
Academic Optimism And Academic Success: An Explanatory Case Study
Increasing student academic achievement continues to be a national call to action. Early student academic success can help prepare future citizens to be college and workforce ready. One construct, academic optimism (Hoy, ...
Rural Principals' Perspectives Of Social Justice Leadership In Schools
This qualitative study explores how principals who are leaders for social justice in rural high schools perceive student diversity, specifically lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) students, and if, ...
What counts as knowledge in the small school district: Superintendent's thoughts about decision-making
(American Association of School Administrators, 2010)
Based upon the words of small school-district superintendents, this article explores how superintendents might lead in these complex contexts. In national focus groups, thirty-five participants described their decision-making ...
Exploring College Readiness: The Role Of Dual Credit And SES On College Persistence And Student Success
Texas' 2006 House Bill 1, which required all high schools in Texas to provide students with the opportunity to earn a minimum of 12 hours of college credit prior to their graduation beginning the fall of 2008, changed the ...
Motivation For Academically Gifted Students In Germany And The United States: A Phenomenological Study
Recent trends toward globalization have engendered interest in comparative educational systems, pointing toward more fundamental change beyond the current focus upon accountability measures. This phenomenological study ...