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Commentary on Morrill to Baldrige

Business-like accountability in education: Commentary on Morrill to Baldrige Arif, Mohammed This article traces the history of the Malcolm Baldrige Awards as a force in twenty-first century U.S. schools. History of this Total Quality Management (TQM)-like program begins with a retrospect of American public school curricula. Beginning with the formation of early colonial Dame Schools, […]

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Teacher empowerment through action research, The

accelerated schools inquiry process: Teacher empowerment through action research, The McCarthy, Jane The Accelerated Schools Project is an attempt to restructure schools with high concentrations of students in at-risk situations by utilizing school site decision-making guided by action research. The Project deliberately involves teachers in research and decision making process by engaging the entire school […]

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A MODEL FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY: A MODEL FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS Elleven, Russell K The article examines a relatively new tool to increase the effectiveness of organizations and people. The recent development and background of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is reviewed. Basic assumptions of the model are discussed. Implications for departments and divisions of […]

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Intrapersonal intelligence: Affective factors in thinking

Intrapersonal intelligence: Affective factors in thinking Shepard, Richard The issue of defining intelligence has been a difficult and controversial subject for both psychologists and educators alike. Most recently the trend has been to include aspects of thinking and learning that emphasize its highly personalized and selfreflective nature. This paper reviews theory and research showing how […]

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Demonstration teaching in the schools

Demonstration teaching in the schools Ediger, Marlow I have just completed evaluating a doctoral dissertation entitled An Evaluation of Preserve Teacher Education Programme of District Institutes of Education and Training in Andhra Pradesh (India) by G. Viswanathappa, written for the department of Studies in Education, University of Mysore (Mysore, India). The dissertation pertains to surveying […]

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1950-2000

A half century of prison psychology: 1950-2000 Daly, William C This writing attempts to exemplify the importance of the “past vs present” technique of socio cultural evaluation ira order to measure qualitative gains, incremental or otherwise. Elements from an article published in 1949 have been used in this process. The window of comparisons results in […]

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kindergartner program “I LIKE ME!” enchances independence, The

kindergartner program “I LIKE ME!” enchances independence, The Gorin, Susan Susan is a strong advocate for all children and youth, especially those with special needs. Her career has been devoted to working with association volunteers and staff around the country to help children meet their potential through education and mental health services. Truly, children are […]

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Parents’ and students’ attitudes towards student-centered approach to integration

Equifinality: Parents’ and students’ attitudes towards student-centered approach to integration Jones, Michael N EQUIFINALITY: PARENTS’ AND STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS A STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH TO INTEGRATION1 The debate regarding the opposing integration options of total inclusion and segregation was examined. Equifinality, a new principle of student-centered integration approach, was proposed as an alternative ideology. An attitude survey […]

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Youth, parent and teacher views of parent involvement in schools

Youth, parent and teacher views of parent involvement in schools Pryor, Carolyn A recent Metropolitan Life/Louis Harris Survey of the American Teacher resulted in newspaper headlines reading, “Teachers see parents as their top problem” and “Parent support lacking” (Chira, 1993). Actually, the top policy priority, given by 54 percent of the 1,000 teachers surveyed, was […]

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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEASURES OF LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL CLIMATE

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEASURES OF LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL CLIMATE Kelley, Robert C Research has established relationships among leadership, school climate, and effective schools. In this study, we compared relationships between selected dimensions of leadership and measures of school climate in 31 elementary schools. In addition, principals’ perceptions of their leadership styles were compared with teachers’ perceptions […]