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Dropout or permanence? Predictive models for higher education management
Fernanda Cristina da Silva, Thiago Luiz de Oliveira Cabral, Andressa Sasaki Vasques Pacheco
This research aimed to propose statistical predictive models for the dropout management in undergraduate courses of a Brazilian higher education institution. For this, we conducted an applied study in four undergraduate e-learning courses at a Brazilian public university. We collected the data of 2,991 students from the university’s institutional systems and we used the binary logistic...

Study on the organization of pedagogical work in a municipal public school: Evidence of the forms of control and its political determination
Marieta Gouvêa de Oliveira Penna, Alda Junqueira Marin
This article investigates aspects of the school pedagogical work, observing the signification, processes, dynamics, and relations. We also investigate hierarchical relations, task divisions, and the occurrence, or absence, of collective work. Our focus is the institutional relations between teachers and the administration team. The investigation was accomplished in a municipal public school in...

Youth and Adult Education as a field of research and epistemologies
Anderson Carlos Santos de Abreu, Maria Hermínia Lage Fernandes Laffin
Given the challenges and even the setbacks that our country has faced over research, especially those in the field of Education, this article aims to place the importance of research for the expansion and understanding of Youth and Adult Education (EJA) as an area of knowledge. Therefore, there is evidence that the current policies of the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES)...

Multifunctional leadership and school performance: A relationship mediated by the manager’s empowerment
Maria do Carmo Romeiro, Liliane Lima da Silva
Specialized approaches to school leadership have shown the school manager’s multifunctional role, which is also connected to the performance of the school. In the last decade, this discussion has reinforced the urgency for inclusive and transformative leadership from key individuals of the school community to promote that performance. There is evidence that the empowered behavior of the manager...

Statewide policies to improve early intervention services: Promising practices and preliminary results
Miriam Kuhn, Courtney Boise, Sue Bainter, Cindy Hankey
The State of Nebraska Co-Lead agencies, who are responsible for developing statewide early intervention policies, rolled out professional development for two evidence-based strategies across several pilot sites. Implications of these strategies for child/family assessment, Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) development, and Early Intervention service delivery were examined utilizing...

Teaching Trump: A frame analysis of educators’ responses to ‘the Trump effect’ in American schools
Reid Jewett Smith
This paper offers a frame analysis of educators’ responses to the anti-democratic statements and actions of candidate-turned-president Donald J. Trump. It asks how educators responded to Trump, then answers by identifying three types of frames (motivational, diagnostic, and prognostic) that educators employed to make sense of the Trump phenomenon. Using democratic education theory and frame...

The characteristics of Acre's educational policy (1999-2010) and its impact on state capacity and equity
Vanda Mendes Ribeiro, Joana Buarque de Gusmão, Wagner Silveira Rezende, Sofia Lerche Vieira
This text explains the characteristics of Acre's educational policy (1999-2010) and its impact on state capacity and equity. The conception of public policy was based on Arretche (1998) and Palumbo (1989). To characterize the policy, interviews were carried out with implementing agents in 2014, data treated by content analysis. State capacity was defined based on Souza (2017), Souza and...

Principal evaluation in the United States: A national review of state statutes and regulations
Sarah R. Nielsen, Alyson L. Lavigne
The growing recognition of how much principals matter for student learning and how they make a difference has fueled the need to ensure that effective principals are leading every school. One way to achieve this is through principal evaluation, which has experienced significant changes in the last decade. We conducted a national exploratory study (50 states) to document the trends in and...

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