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Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes

This study examines the detrimental impact of principal turnover, including lower teacher retention and lower student achievement. Particularly hard hit are high poverty schools, which often lose principals at a higher rate as they transition to lower poverty, higher student achievement schools.

Beteille, T., Kalogrides, D., & Loeb, S. (2012). Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes. Social Science Research, 41(4), 904-919.

Consideration of Culture and Context in School-Wide Positive Behavior Support A Review of Current Literature

This is a literature review of culture and student behavior. Based on this review, general recommendations are presented for practitioners, personnel preparers, policy makers, and researchers, especially, in the context of implementing SWPBS.

Fallon, L. M., O’Keeffe, B. V., & Sugai, G. (2012). Consideration of Culture and Context in School-Wide Positive Behavior Support A Review of Current Literature. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 14(4), 209-219.

Envisioning Information

Of Edward Tufte’s books, this is the most design oriented. It provides examples using maps, charts, scientific presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of color, and a pop-up to illustrate his points on the effective use of visual mediums to communicate the meaning of data and impart important messages.

Tufte, E. R. (1990). Envisioning Information (1990). Cheshire, CT: Graphics press.

The Visual Display Of Quantitative Information

This is the first book from Edward Tufte and it lays out his theories and rules that are the basis for the effective display of information and data to maximize communication.

Tufte, E. R. (2001). The visual display of quantitative information. Edition 2 (Vol. 2). Cheshire, CT: Graphics press.

Visual Explanations: Images And Quantities, Evidence And Narrative

This third book by Edward Tufte is a guide on how to more effectively communicate information visually. It offers examples of poorly presented information and the dire consequences that can result from mediocre and inadequately thought out presentations. It provides concrete samples of effective ways to present statistics and tips one can use to avoid many of the pitfalls of powerpoint presentations.

Tufte, E. R., & Weise Moeller, E. (1997). Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative (Vol. 36). Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.

Being concrete about culture and cultural evolution
This study looks at the issue of culture from a behavior analytic perspective. Baum postulates the key to understanding cultural evolution lies in understanding practices in the light of their environmental contexts and short-term and long-term consequences.
Baum, W. M. (2000). Being concrete about culture and cultural evolution. In N. Thompson and F. Tonneau (Eds.) Perspectives in Ethology (Vol. 13, pp. 181-212). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum
Why Education Experts Resist Effective Practices (And What It Would Take to Make Education More Like Medicine)
This paper examines the phenomena of education experts dispensing unproven methods and flitting from one fad to another and describes how they, for ideological reasons, have shunned solutions with robust evidence of efficacy.
Carnine, D. (2000). Why Education Experts Resist Effective Practices (And What It Would Take To Make Education More Like Medicine).
Structuring the collaboration of science and service in pursuit of a shared vision
This article presents ideas and examples of methods that could preserve the strengths of the two major paradigms in children's mental health, evidence-based treatments and individualized care models.
Chorpita, B. F., & Daleiden, E. L. (2014). Structuring the collaboration of science and service in pursuit of a shared vision. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(2), 323-338.
Moving Research Into Practice: Can We Make Dissemination Stick?
This paper examines the empirical and theoretical literature from fields outside of special education that may offer effective strategies for achieving sustainable implementation that can make a difference improving student performance.
Cook, B. G., Cook, L., & Landrum, T. J. (2013). Moving research into practice: Can we make dissemination stick?. Exceptional Children, 79(2), 163-180.
A roadmap to evidence-based education: Building an evidence-based culture
Evidence-based education is more than simply identifying research-based practices. It requires the identification, implementation, and evaluation of practices within a particular context. To do this requires systemic change and building an evidence-based culture.
Detrich, R., & Keyworth, R. States, J.(2007). A roadmap to evidence-based education: Building an evidence-based culture. Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools, 8(1), 26-44.
Issues in disseminating and replicating effective prevention programs
This study looks at the issue of culture from a behavior analytic perspective. Baum postulates the key to understanding cultural evolution lies in understanding practices in the light of their environmental contexts and short-term and long-term consequences.
Elliott, D. S. & Mihalic, S. (2004). Issues in disseminating and replicating effective prevention programs. Prevention Science, 5(1), 47-53.
Evidence-Based Kernels: Fundamental Units Of Behavioral Influence
This paper describes evidence-based kernels; the fundamental units of behavioral underlie effective practices.
Embry, D. D., & Biglan, A. (2008). Evidence-based kernels: Fundamental units of behavioral influence. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 11(3), 75-113.
Theories of Change and Adoption of Innovations: The Evolving Evidence-Based Intervention and Practice Movement in School Psychology
This paper reviews some conceptual and theoretical models that have bearing on future research regarding this adoption process for evidence-based practices.
Kratochwill, T. R. (2005). Theories of Change and Adoption of Innovations: The Evolving Evidence-Based Intervention and Practice Movement in School Psychology. Psychology in the Schools.
Evidence-based practice: Promoting evidence-based interventions in school psychology
This report presents an overview of issues related to evidence-based practice and the role that the school psychology profession can play in developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions.
Kratochwill, T. R., & Shernoff, E. S. (2003). Evidence-based practice: Promoting evidence-based interventions in school psychology. School Psychology Quarterly, 18(4), 389.
The Curriculum Wars.
This paper examines the history and issues that are fundamental to the clash between those promoting an evidence-based approach to education and those favoring a constructivist approach to learning.
Loveless, T. (2014). The Curriculum Wars. Date Accessed: 4/1/2014. http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/171441
A Theoretical Framework for Data-Driven Decision Making
The purpose of this paper is to provide a model for more effective data-driven decision making in classrooms, schools, and districts.
Mandinach, E. B., Honey, M., & Light, D. (2006, April). A theoretical framework for data-driven decision making. In annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
What Is a Culture of Evidence? How Do You Get One? And... Should You Want One?
This paper uses a framework derived from Cultural Historical Activity Theory to describe changes in organizational practice in two teacher education programs as they began to use new sources of outcome data to make decisions about program design, curriculum and instruction.
Peck, C. A., & McDonald, M. A. What Is a Culture of Evidence? How Do You Get One? And... Should You Want One?. Teachers College Record. Date accessed: 3/21/14 http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?contentid=17359
The Organization as a Filter of Institutional Diffusion
This study examines the effects of local contingencies in mediating the effects of policy in diffusion and implementation.
Penuel, W. R., Frank, K. A., Sun, M., Kim, C., & Singleton, C. (2013). The organization as a filter of institutional diffusion. Teachers College Record, 115(1), 306-339.
Improving Performance: How To Manage The White Space On The Chart
Improving Performance has been a pivotal book in the creation of the performance management movement by showing how to bridge the gap between organization strategy and the individual. It can be used as guide for principals to link planning to action, implementation of organization change, and offering ways to redesign processes to overcome obstacles that impede implementation.
Rummler, G. A., & Brache, A. P. (2012). Improving performance: How to manage the white space on the organization chart. John Wiley & Sons.
Education-Based Education Policy: A Conversation
This paper highlights issues that are fundamental to the education culture clash.
Schrag, F. (2014). Evidence Based Education Policy: A Conversation. Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 14, 2014http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17465, Date Accessed: 5/6/2014 4:18:12 PM
Professional experience as a wicked problem in initial teacher education
This paper outlines what is at stake in the framing of the problem of professional experience and how constructions of the problem make it difficult to find enduring solutions.
Southgate, E., Reynolds, R., & Howley, P. (2013). Professional experience as a wicked problem in initial teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 31, 13-22.
Source Effects In Communication And Persuasion Research: A Meta-Analysis Of Effect Size
This meta-analysis examines the impact and power of factors the field of persuasion.
Wilson, E. J., & Sherrell, D. L. (1993). Source effects in communication and persuasion research: A meta-analysis of effect size. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 21(2), 101-112
Persuasion: What the Research Tells Us.
This paper examines research on the impact of persuasion.
Yates, J. (1992). Persuasion: What the Research Tells Us. Cambridge, MA: Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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