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The role of manager: Perceptions from academic-managers of a Brazilian Federal University
Milka Alves Correia Barbosa, Fátima Regina Ney Matos, José Ricardo Costa Mendonça, Kely César Martins Paiva, Fernanda Roda de Souza Araújo Cassundé
This research aimed to analyze how higher education teachers from a Brazilian federal university perceive the role of academic-manager. For this purpose, it was conducted an interpretive qualitative basic study, whose participants were academic-manager of Federal University of São Francisco Valley (Univasf). Data were collected through semistructured interviews and documentary analysis. Content...

Impact of internal migration movements on the schooling process in Turkey: Supervisors’ views
Hanife Akar, Derya Şen
This study attempted to examine the impact of interregional and urban–rural population movements on schools located in areas subjected to high in-migration and out-migration flows in Turkey based on data collected from primary school supervisors ( N =150). A cross-sectional survey design was utilized to examine the most pressing problems confronted  in those schools, and possible actions...

Linking TIMSS and NAEP assessments to evaluate international trends in achievement
Hwanggyu Lim, Stephen G. Sireci
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) makes it possible to compare the performance of students in the US in Mathematics and Science to the performance of students in other countries. TIMSS uses four international benchmarks for describing student achievement: Low, Intermediate, High, and Advanced. In this study, we linked the eighth-grade Math TIMSS and NAEP scales...

Public-private partnerships, accountability, and competition: Theory versus reality in the charter schools of Bogotá, Colombia
D. Brent Edwards Jr., David DeMatthews, Hilary Hartley
While charter schools are among the most prevalent public-private partnerships in the education sector, they are frequently only assessed by measuring outputs such as enrollment and test scores. In contrast, this article assesses the logic model behind charter schools, specifically the mechanisms of accountability and competition, through a study of the Concession Schools in Bogotá, Colombia,...

Principals’ perceptions of public schools’ professional development changes during NCLB
Douglas Wieczorek
This study investigated public school principals’ reports of professional development implementation at the school level while working in different state- and local-level contexts (state accountability level, geographic locations, socioeconomic status, demographics, and grade levels). I attempted to measure principals’ reported changes in levels of teacher involvement and alignment of...

Identifying scalable policy solutions: A state-wide cross-classified analysis of factors related to early childhood literacy
Robert L. Vagi, Clarin Collins, Terri Clark
Given the critical role that literacy plays in children’s academic and personal development, policymakers have increasingly focused on policies related to early childhood literacy, particularly among poor and minority students. In this study, authors use a census of data from Arizona, a state with a large and growing population of traditionally low-performing demographic groups, to identify...

The role of the cooperating teacher in the context of physical education teacher training: The cooperating teacher’s perspective
Teresa Maria Leandro Sousa Silva, Paula Maria Fazendeiro Batista, Amândio Braga Graça
This study aimed to capture how cooperating teachers of physical education are positioned in the supervision role defined in the normative documents of the higher institutions and how they interpret their actions at school. Twenty-six cooperating teachers involved in initial training programs for physical education teachers of four public universities in Portugal were interviewed. For data...

Staying and concluding higher education: What Indians say about the Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste do Paraná [UNICENTRO] – Brazil
Juliane Sachser Angnes, Maria de Fátima Quintal de Freitas, Marcel Luciano Klozovski, Zoraide da Fonseca Costa, Carla Marlana Rocha
This article aims to understand the perspective of indigenous students, about staying and completing their studies at Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste do Paraná [UNICENTRO] - Brazil, considering the experience of the Special Entrance Examination for Indigenous Peoples in this state. This is a qualitative research, accomplished from 2002 to 2010, in order to listen to the Indians voices...

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