Planning and Changing

Planning and Changing is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 3/4, Fall

Does Gender Make a Difference? Voices of Male and Female High School Principals
IntroductionThe aim of this study is to increase our understanding of the high school principalship by examining the similarities and differences between how males and females experience the role. This information continues the process of developing...
Improving Florida's Test-Based Accountability System: Suggestions from Elementary School Administrators
No policy has created more discussion among educators in recent history than the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. NCLB was ostensibly designed to change the culture of schools and improve student achievement, especially the achievement of America's...
Learning from Success: A Leverage for Transforming Schools into Learning Communities
Every time I visit one of the schools under my supervision, I ask the principal and his or her staff to write down all the problems at school, so I can help them solve these problems. I never thought to ask for their successes as a mode for learning....
School District-University Partnerships: Graduate Student Perceptions of the Strengths and Weaknesses of a Reformed Leadership Development Program
IntroductionAlmost two decades have passed since the onset of major criticisms of educational leadership programs across the United States. Various organizations such as the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (1989), the National Commission...
Student Learning Portfolios: How They Are Being Implemented in Educational Administration Preparation Programs
Student learning portfolios have become increasingly popular in educational administration preparation programs. In the 2004 national study being reported here, more than 90% of the sample population indicated that student portfolios were being used...
Teachers Planning and Implementing Ict-Based Practices
IntroductionPlanning is a human behavior aimed at reducing uncertainty. Planning involves future thinking, decision making, integration, and formalized procedure (Mintzberg, 1994). Introducing Information Communication Technology (ICT) into schools heightens...
The Luckiest Little High School: The Possibilities and Pangs of Community Democracy
IntroductionThe rapid transformation of a secondary school from a bureaucratically regimented institution to a student-centered learning environment advocating democratic practices merits review. During its third year of progressive reform, this gem...
What's in a Name: Issues of Race, Gender, Culture, and Power in the Naming of Public School Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri, 1940-1995
In virtually all societies, naming is an act steeped in cultural meanings and value considerations. Naming of children is arguably one of the more significant cultural events in a person's life (e.g., Alford, 1988; Van Poppel & Smith, 1999). The...
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