Category: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration


Untried and Untrue: Common Core’s Mechanization of Education

In 2013, according to National Public Radio, two-thirds of Americans had not heard of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). A year later, 80% knew about CCSSI, and 60% were opposed. The confluence of Big Business and Big Government support for CCSSI has fed growing opposition including parents, teachers, and civil libertarians. While much


Financial Controls in Education Policy of the UK

This paper examines financial controls in education policy of the United Kingdom, from the 1970s to the present days. The education policy is inevitably relevant with the financial policy. Since education policy is foundation of the national strategy, not only the education policy becomes objective of sovereign control, but also the education budget, due to


A Study on the Relationships Between Time Management and Working Pressure for Teachers with Un-Administrative Positions in New Taipei City

Since 1990, there has been a lot of education reform in the world, including in Taiwan. That reform has included many areas and subjects. Are teachers, even those educated in Teacher Education Institutions, competent to hold un-administrative positions in theses dynamic times? The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between time management


Developing a Model for Academic Deans’ Leadership Styles in the UAE

Leadership in higher education has been the focus of increasing debate and concern for nearly two decades. Although academic deans play a critical role to the success of higher education institutions and study a great extent of subjects, they have not been widely studied themselves, particularly research addressing their leadership styles. The purpose of this


Building Academic Staff Portfolio to Increase Employee Retention: A Case Study of a Thai University

The competition to retain the best employees, specifically learned and research-active faculty members, is now a challenge for universities in Thailand. Retaining these kind of employees is crucial in the growth of universities and in maintaining its QA rating. The Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) requires all universities, both public and private, to


Technology Integration in a Taiwan Elementary School: Analysis of Effects of School Principal Leadership from a Change Agent Perspective

A narrative research method was used to determine, from a change agent perspective, how the leadership behaviors of the two elementary school principals contributed to technology integration at the school. The two principals served at the same Taiwan elementary school at different times. The findings suggest the followings: 1) the commitment of the first principal


Student Loans, Rising College Tuition and the Social and Economic Effects in the United States

Government involvement in student loans allowed many young Americans to go into debt and live beyond their means. Implied promises of high paying jobs in the future that would theoretically create an earning potential that could make student loan indebtedness seem like a rational investment. The U.S. Government��s goal of ��college for all�� even for


High School Dropouts: An Issue for the Individuals and the Country

In order to address this pressing issue of high school dropout rates in the United States, this paper will examine the “push” and “pull” factors leading to this phenomenon. “Push” factors include graduation requirements and related educational policies put in place that affect a student’s ability to graduate . Social factors that influence graduation rates


Constructing the Principal Technology Leadership Competency Indicators for Vocational High Schools in Taiwan

The purpose of this study is to construct principal technology leadership competency indicators for vocational high school to raise the effectiveness of school administration and teaching. To achieve the purpose, the first is to interview with field expert and explore the technology leadership theorem model. The second, eighteen experts in technology leadership and the principal


The Parents’ Cognition Attitude to Carry Out the Twelve Years Education Policy in Taiwan

This study is about to know the attitude of the parents whose children haven’t been carried out the twelve years education for last three years to this educational policy in Taiwan. We want to know how much the parents know about this policy and how much they support it. We also analyze the problems that


Readiness of School Administrators in Developing and Managing Thai Schools for the Aec

The commitment of Thailand to being a part of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, school administrators have to more proactively adjust themselves in preparation for the AEC. The study aimed to determine the readiness of the school administrators at local regions in developing and managing the schools and explore the difficulties and needs


Fidelity and Efficacy of Implementing Universal Basic Education in Kwara State, Nigeria

This study examined the fidelity of implementation and efficacy of Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme in Kwara State. It investigated the gap between policy formulation and implementation in the programme. The belief by various stakeholders in education that the huge investments made in the UBE programme had not been correspondingly compensated for by improved efficiency


The Relevance of Classroom Audits and Student Feedback on Teacher’s Effectiveness

Measuring of performance for lecturers has become a popular activity / event not only in the Botswana academic environment but in many parts of the world (Wingfield, 2011:5). The classroom learning will be determined by the performance of the lecturer. Being charged with responsibilities as a Team Leader the researcher is interested in getting feedbacks


An Emergent Model of the Current State of Leadership Preparation and Development of New Headteachers for Primary Schools in Mexico

Preparation and development of school leaders is a priority in high achieving educational systems since evidence from research has repeatedly demonstrated the positive effects of effective leadership. This study presents the findings of a research carried out aiming to explore the preparedness for the role of newly appointed school heads in Mexican primary schools. Semi-structured