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Overcoming Negative Sentiment in Public School Bond Elections: An Analysis of Three Case Studies
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Overcoming Negative Sentiment in Public School Bond Elections: An Analysis of Three Case Studies

School districts find that success in bond elections is important to continued ... (more)

School districts find that success in bond elections is important to continued growth and development of schools. However, many districts find difficulty in developing the stakeholder support required to obtain a passing margin on bond referenda. In addition, research suggests that districts with prior bond election failures are more likely to incur future defeat in attempting bond passage. The purpose of this article is to analyze qualitatively three school districts that achieved bond election success after a prior failure. The results suggest that obtaining the support of teachers, listening and communicating to all stakeholders, and consistently building a foundation of trust to help in overcoming the negative sentiment. These results provide educational administration programs data regarding the importance of relationships in overcoming negative sentiment in bond elections. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Readings
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Wesley Hickey
Practical work in Dutch school physics examinations
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Practical work in Dutch school physics examinations

In the Netherlands the final secondary school physics examination is in two ... (more)

In the Netherlands the final secondary school physics examination is in two parts: a school examination (SE) arranged by the schools themselves and a national written examination (CE). Laboratory-based practical examinations have only been required in the SE for the last year-before that it was left to physics teachers to decide whether to include practical work in the secondary school physics course. Many Dutch physics teachers have experimented on how to assess laboratory work. The author was a physics teacher till 1976 and tried many different ways. But there was not coordination between all these assessments and the evaluation was insufficient. In other countries there has been some research about the objectives of science laboratory work, but very little research has been done about the objectives in relation to the construction and analysis of practical tests. Many lists of objectives are made intuitively, e.g. the CITO list (Hellingman 1982). The author describes a research project which aims to give Dutch physics teachers clearer ideas on the assessment of practical work and to show what abilities can be tested by practical examinations. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Gerrit Verkerk
Small School Governance In Texas: Practices and Challenges of School Districts With 500 Or Less Students
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Small School Governance In Texas: Practices and Challenges of School Districts With 500 Or Less Students

Democratic governance of public school systems is a uniquely American institution. Despite ... (more)

Democratic governance of public school systems is a uniquely American institution. Despite a long history of local school boards and their responsibility of governing public schools little statistical information has been available on these public bodies. This report draws on the results of a survey of 323 school districts which provides an exceptional look at those who govern Texas small school districts. Almost 80% of United States school districts have 1,000 or less students (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000). This study's target population was school districts in Texas with 500 or less students. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Donnie Snider
Lloyd Goldsmith
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