Category: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration

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Expanding Role of University Department Secretaries: Potential Middle Managers in the Making

In Taiwan, the plummeting birthrate has further driven the need for drastic changes within universities. Currently, university enrollments are at an all-time low, while also suffering from an increasing number of dropouts. In effect, many graduate programs are rethinking and realigning their program priorities. These strategic changes have actually opened up opportunities in harnessing the

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Strengthening the Quality of Teacher Education through School – University Partnerships

Professional Development Schools promote connections between schools and teacher education programs. These partnerships are thought to benefit teacher candidates, teachers, and teacher educators through promoting positive and collaborative relationships and bridging the efforts of schools and universities. In the school year 2016-2017, seven public schools and a university teacher education institute started the first complex-wide

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Instructional Coaching for School Principals – Lessons and Findings From the Peruvian Principal Mentoring Programme

In Peru, the role of principals has been traditionally associated with administrative duties at school. However, in recent years the Ministry of Education of Peru (MINEDU) has been promoting an education reform oriented towards the improvement of school management, which implies empowering principals in their role as pedagogical leaders. This reform has become even more

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Unpacking Mission Statements of International Universities Recognized for Innovation

This research supports some of the mounting pressures higher education practitioners face in approaching innovation strategically while recognizing the mission-driven needs of the institution. Two research questions were examined. First, how do highly innovative universities balance traditional missions and innovation? Second, how do mission statements project isomorphic or distinctive rhetoric? This research was grounded in

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Predictors of Management Performance of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs): Basis for Structural Model

Organizational climate, culture and innovations are dimensions crucial in management performance, effectiveness and survival of HEIs. This descriptive-correlational and comparative study aimed to develop a structural equation model that predicts the management performance of HEIs using the data gathered through a validated questionnaire from top officials and senior faculty of public and private colleges in

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Appreciative Inquiry: The Fundamental Questions of AI’s Validity and Appropriateness in Transforming English Education in Japan

Foreign language education in Japan is currently undergoing educational reform with the implementation of a newly revised course of study which mandates that English classes be taught solely in English (MEXT, 2019). Despite these efforts, it appears to be an illusion as the government limits and controls the contents of English education and instruction. School

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Teacher Leadership Relationship With Workload, Time Allocation and Self-esteem

Background. In research on teacher leadership the teacher workload, teaching time allocation, and teacher self-esteem at school are not studied as challenges. These factors in educational research mostly are studied in relation to teaching quality. The relationship between teacher workload, time allocation, self-esteem and leadership needs to be defined and managed at the institutional and

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Free Speech Guidelines and Ethics in American Educational Institutions: Contemporary Educational Policy and the Constitutional Rights of Students

This paper examines the legal status of free speech in American educational institutions, the need for school leaders to have clear ethical guidelines regarding free speech, the attitude of society toward free speech in schools, and the importance of ethical decision making and personal values in free speech issues. The Constitution of the United States

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An Interdisciplinary Look Behind the Top 100 International Universities Recognized for Innovation: Geographically, Historically, and Financially

The need for higher education institutions to strategically innovate proves no small feat given strong heritage and reputations for being slow to change. In fact, the international universities most recognized for innovation by Reuters (2018) span distinctive eras from around the world with the oldest such as Oxford, founded in 1096, and Harvard, dubbed the

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School Management Functions and Students’ Academic Performance Nexus: An Empirical Evidence From Public Senior High School in Ashanti Region of Ghana

In every aspect of life, management has become a crosscutting tool and the axis of performance. There is a broad and ongoing discussion in our academic institutions about the impact of effective management on academic performance. This study, therefore, sought to analyze the effects of school management functions on the likelihood to enhance the academic

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Human Resource Policy in Leading Russian Universities: An Assembly Model

The presentation discusses the development of human resources management in leading Russian universities during the last 5 years. It demonstrates that such topic in the research literature is presented but fragmented, so a holistic picture of the transformation of human resource management in leading Russian universities has not been presented so far. The presented study

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Multi-level Structural Equation Model of Factors Affecting the Performance Appraisal Effectiveness of Special Education Teachers

The purposes of this research was to develop and examine the congruence of multi-level structural equation model of factors affecting the special education teacher’s performance appraisal effectiveness. The research divided into two phases; (I) The synthesizing the key factors of MSEM of factors affecting the performance appraisal effectiveness of special education teachers, using synthesis documents

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The 21st-Century Skills of School Administrators under Udon Thani Primary Education Service Area Office

The purposes of this research were 1) to study the 21th Century Skills of School Administrators, 2) to study the actual state and the desirable state of the 21th Century Skills of School Administrators, 3) to study the priority needs of the 21th Century Skills of School Administrators under Udon Thani Primary Education Service Area

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Achieving Quality in Education Under SDG 4 – Financial Challenges and Gaps from an Indian Perspective

India has made significant progress in universalizing both primary and elementary education by showing holistic improvement in Gross Enrolment Ratio through implementation of education schemes and projects. The flagship programme of Sarva Shikha Abiyaan (SSA) coupled with the Right to Education Act (RTE) has accorded the highest priority for development of education. With a view

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Leadership in Public Basic Education: The Case of Superintendents in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the leadership role of superintendents was widely recognized; however, there were still very limited studies on how they led the country’s public basic education. Consequently, this study investigated the leadership pattern in public basic education of superintendents. Using a case study research design, this study conducted an in-depth analysis of the perception

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“No One Left Behind” – A Training Framework for a Data-literate Mindset in Higher Education Administration

In order to leverage the advantages of digitalization, many Higher Education Institutions have initiated transformation towards data-informed models, and attention has been paid to competency-based data literacy among a selective group of administrative team. However, often underrepresented in the discussion is the importance of a data-literate administration as a whole, as further data efforts are

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Home and School Profile Variables and the Students’ Academic Performance: Basis for a Proposed Intervention Program

This study aimed to determine the relationship of home and school profile variables to the academic performance of the Grade 10 students at Eusebio High School, Division of Pasig City, SY 2018-2019 to serve as basis for a proposed intervention program. Specifically, it pursued to answer the following questions: 1. What is the home profile

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Level of Grit Among Faculty Members in a Selected Higher Academic Institution

This quantitative correlational study investigated if there is a significant relationship between the demographic profile and the level of grit of faculty members from a selected higher academic institution (HAI). Survey questionnaire were distributed to 155 faculty-respondents through the College Deans and School Principal. Result of the study is consistent with the findings of Duckworth

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The Structural Equation Modeling of Human Resource Development Affecting Internationalization of Private Schools

The purposes of this study were to develop and examine the goodness-of-fit of the model of Human Resource Development factors affecting the Internationalization of Thai private schools developed by the researcher with empirical data. There were 626 samples of research conducted from private schools in Thailand. The factors were found as a result from thorough

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Effective Strategies for Teaching Higher Education Faculty How to Teach Online

In higher education, institutions want their faculty to have confidence going into a classroom to teach their subject, whether face to face classes, hybrid classes that are partially online, or fully online classes. How can institutions support their faculty to be effective and independent in the classroom teaching hybrid and online courses? This talk will walk

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The Associations Between the Perception of Helpfulness of Teacher Induction Programs and Anticipated First-year Teacher Retention in China

The purpose of the study was to: (a) determine to what extent the formalized teacher induction programs (TIPs) are perceived to be helpful for first-year public primary school teachers in Shanghai, China; (b) measure anticipated job retention of first-year teachers; and (c) examine the degree to which these TIP helpfulness and anticipated job retention are

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The Paradigm of Teacher Empowerment In Educational Institution: Multi-case Study In Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

The purposes of this research were 1) to study the factors of teacher empowerment in educational institution 2) to study the guideline of teacher empowerment in educational institution 3) to suggest the paradigm of teacher empowerment in educational institution in multiple cases study of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The key informaion consisted of 5 experts

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A Construction of Special Education Center Management Paradigm in Thailand

Special Education Center (S.E.C.) is under the Ministry of Education. The Objectives of this research was to study the management characteristics, paradigm process, related factors and consequences from the phenomenon of S.E.C. management. The target group was the successful S.E.C. in Thailand (Regional Special Education Center 11, Nakhon Ratchasima). The collecting data used snowball technique.

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The Administration of Professional Director in the Best Practice School: Multi Cases Study in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

The objectives of this research were 1) to investigate the characteristics and factors of the professional school directors 2) to study the administration process of professional director in the best practice school, multi cases study of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The target population were 5 school directors in Nakhon Ratchasima province. That consist of school

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The Construction of Team Paradigm: A Case Study of School Practical in Lopburi Province, Thailand

The objectives of this research were to: 1) study the characteristics of school teamwork 2) study the composition and practical of team building 3) Construct the process of team paradigm. The target group were school director, teachers, and school boards of the best practice school of teamwork in Lopburi province, Thailand (Bandanthailom School, Lopburi Educational

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Perceptions of School Administrators and Teachers about the Schools Areas Need to be Improved

Since all individuals in society do not have sufficient conditions in term of education, there are significant differences in the achievement levels of students in different regions. In order to cope with this problem, can be provided increasing the quality of learning environments, the restructuring of the school system based on the qualifications of the

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The Comparative Study for Professional Competencies of the Elementary Teachers Between Professional Teachers and Unprofessional Teachers Under the Office of Basic Education Commission

This research objectives: 1) to study level of teacher professional competencies at elementary level under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) 2) to compare teachers’ professional competencies between professional and unprofessional teachers 3) to propose suggestions for developing teacher’s competencies. Respondents were 135 elementary teachers under OBEC in Bangkok by purposive sampling. Data

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Educators’ Perceptions of the Support Needed for New Teachers

One of the principals’ instructional leadership roles is to ensure that new teachers become successful veteran teachers. Unfortunately, for the last several decades, new teachers have been exiting the teaching profession by increasing numbers. Research indicates that nearly one third of new teachers leave by the end of their third year, and nearly half by

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Mutual Effort Restoring Growth in Education for A Public-Private Sectors Partnership: Basis for a Proposed Action Plan

Public–Private Partnerships (PPP) in Education enormously gained support particularly on the constructions of school buildings, improvement of school facilities, professional learning and development of teachers, on the feeding programs of poor schoolchildren, upgrading classroom instructions through provisions for instructional equipment and application of modern technology, all of which have goals on bringing all the children