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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Jacobs, Lesley A. – Theory and Research in Education, 2010
Two approaches to making judgments about moral urgency in educational policy have prevailed in American law and public policy. One approach holds that educational policy should aspire to realizing equal opportunities in education for all. The other approach holds that educational policy should aspire to realizing adequate opportunities in…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Financial Support
Mead, Julie F.; Green, Preston C., III – National Education Policy Center, 2012
This policy brief addresses the challenge of using charter school policy to enhance equal educational opportunity. Three overriding assumptions guide the brief's recommendations: (1) charter schools will be part of our public educational system for the foreseeable future; (2) charter schools are neither inherently good, nor inherently bad; and (3)…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Opportunities
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Cheng, Hercy N. H.; Wu, Winston M. C.; Liao, Calvin C. Y.; Chan, Tak-Wai – Computers & Education, 2009
Competition, despite its potential drawbacks, is an easily adopted and frequently used motivator in classrooms. Individual abilities, in the years of schooling, are inevitably different, and performance in competition is heavily ability dependent, resulting that more-able students always win while less-able students always lose. Students easily…
Descriptors: Competition, Student Motivation, Ability Grouping, Barriers
Achieve, Inc., 2013
This fact sheet explains that to thrive in today's world, all students will need to graduate with very strong math skills. That can only mean one thing: advanced math courses are now essential math courses. Highlights of this paper include: (1) Advanced math equals college success; (2) Advanced math equals career opportunity; and (3) Advanced math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Educational Needs, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2009
The Supreme Court has played a crucial role in shaping education over ASBO International's first century of existence. Accordingly, this column, the first of two on the Supreme Court and education, inaugurates ASBO's centennial year with a retrospective look at key cases that were litigated in K-12 school settings around the issue of equal…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Desegregation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
The expectation that schools resuscitate civic virtues and create a vibrant civic and public sphere competes with a more powerful contemporary demand on schools, namely, that they generate equal opportunity and mobility, especially for poor and minority youth. This equal opportunity is framed solely in the context of grades on standardized tests.…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Civics, Equal Education, Academic Achievement
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Superfine, Benjamin Michael – Review of Educational Research, 2010
Judicial decisions focusing on equal educational opportunity involve significant issues of educational governance and often involve explicit questions about the extent to which authority to make educational decisions should be centralized or decentralized across various institutions and entities. This review aims at clarifying scholars'…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Desegregation, School Choice, Courts
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McDermott, Kathryn A.; Nygreen, Kysa – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Since the 1990s, a growing number of urban schools have gained attention for their distinctive approach to academics and character education. These schools, most of them charters, share the stated goals of closing the racial achievement gap and preparing all of their students for college. In this article, we identify common elements of their…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Urban Schools
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Westling Allodi, Mara – European Journal of Education, 2007
Education is stated as a basic right, but school attendance can become a burden for pupils experiencing school failure or difficulties. The aim of this article is to reflect about general and specific factors of the Swedish educational system and to identify facilitators and obstacles to the possibility to offer equal opportunities to all pupils.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
Wilson, Vernon – Education Canada, 2013
A conversation with a John Howard Society volunteer prompts the author to reflect on how to improve educational opportunities for his incarcerated Aboriginal peers. He relates his personal experience of completing an undergraduate degree while in prison, highlighting the ways in which the prison environment has shaped his learning process. After…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Brodin, Jane – Improving Schools, 2010
Opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in school on equal conditions as others are often stressed, while reality shows that many children with disabilities are still segregated. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been highlighted as a tool for communication and inclusion for children with disabilities but from…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Assistive Technology, Special Needs Students
Grodsky, Eric, Ed.; Kurlaender, Michal, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
This timely book examines issues pertaining to equal opportunity--affirmative action, challenges to it, and alternatives for improving opportunities for underrepresented groups--in higher education today. Its starting point is California's Proposition 209, which ended race-based affirmative action in public education and the workplace in 1996. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Demography, Student Diversity, Affirmative Action
Cooper, Lisa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The initial purpose of this study was to utilize the Higher Education and Students with Physical Disabilities Survey (HESPDS) to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of students with physical disabilities regarding the extent to which private, residential colleges and universities provide access and equal opportunity. The significance…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Physical Disabilities
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Petrovic, John; Majumdar, Sikharini – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article develops the interface between language policy and planning and equal educational opportunity (EEO). Tracing the trajectory of the development "equal educational opportunity" as a normative ideal, this study argues that language policy must serve to promote "actualist" conceptions of EEO. To do this, acquisition planning, as a…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Di Pierro, Marianne – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
Plagiarism is an equal opportunity transgression. Repercussions impact students and extend to faculty and their respective colleagues. Plagiarism sullies communities of scholars and thinkers, violates standards of excellence and integrity, and sets poor examples for future scholars. Its frequency lends to a certain evident but dangerous…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Plagiarism, Cheating, Integrity
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