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Luescher-Mamashela, Thierry M.; Mugume, Taabo – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The transition from one-party rule and other forms of authoritarianism to multiparty democracy in the 1990s has had a profound impact on the organisation and role of student politics in Africa. Against the background of student involvement in African politics in the twentieth century, leading up to student participation in Africa's "second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Politics of Education, African Studies
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Zounek, Jirí; Šimáne, Michal; Knotová, Dana – History of Education, 2017
This study focuses on the secularisation of society in communist Czechoslovakia (1948-1989) as a process in which primary school teachers played an important role. It aims to describe and explain typical everyday situations in which teachers were forced to fulfil tasks in connection with the Communist Party's politics of secularisation. The text…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Elementary School Teachers, Educational History, Foreign Countries
Crawford, Evan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Studies indicate that as many as one-third of localities in the United States elect their leaders on partisan ballots. This would seem to violate the reformist idea that local government ought to be as insulated as possible from party politics. State and local governments continue to mandate changes to how citizens shall elect their local…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Local Government, Elections, Voting
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Black, Sarah – Teaching History, 2015
Sarah Black wanted to remedy Year 9's lack of knowledge about nineteenth-century politics. With just five lessons to work with, she decided to devise a sequence on Gladstone and Disraeli, shaping the sequence with an enquiry question that invited argument about change and continuity. Black analyses the status and function of different layers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Campaigns, Political Affiliation, History Instruction
Ruotsala, Allan – Adult Education in Finland, 1980
The Youth Society is a free self-education and cooperation organization independent of party politics. It is the most democratic Finnish popular movement. The program includes arts and sports as well as learning and social participation. The goal is the development of people into good individuals and alert citizens. (JOW)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Individual Development, National Organizations
Oketch, Moses O.; Rolleston, Caine M. – Online Submission, 2007
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are among the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa which have recently implemented policies for free primary education, motivated in part by renewed democratic accountability following the re-emergence of multi-party politics in the 1990s. However, it is not the first time that the goal of expanding primary education has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Literature Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education
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Severs, George J. – Gender and Education, 2017
This article examines the British National Party (BNP)'s opposition to gay men during the 1980s and 1990s. Drawing on the sociological concept of "homohysteria," it examines written material from BNP publications during those decades, looking specifically at the AIDS crisis, the party's belief in a "queer conspiracy," and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Politics
Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC. – 1971
Designed to serve as an introduction to some aspects of Korean culture and civilization, this text consists largely of lectures on various topics prepared by staff members of the Defense Language Institute. The major section on the Republic of South Korea includes information on: (1) the historical setting; (2) the politico-military complex; (3)…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Cultural Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Policy
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Coloma, Roland Sintos – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
This article examines the political and educational activism of "Ladlad," the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political party in the Philippines and the only existing LGBT political party in the world. Founded in 2003, "Ladlad" fielded candidates for the 2010 national election in the Philippines, amidst…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
Su, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study provides an examination into the formulation and construction of information and communication technology policy in China. It traces the rise of information technology and the "informatization" drive in China's political rhetoric, and identifies the changes and trajectory of information and communication technology in China's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Mass Media, Political Issues
Coughenour, C. Milton – 1975
Change and persistent problems in the quality of life of open-country families (n=317) in four eastern Kentucky counties (Harlan, Perry, Whitley, and Wolfe) were examined via comparison of data derived from surveys of household heads in 1961 and 1973. The 1961 survey provided data on occupations, income, level of living, and opinions re: the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Economic Change, Education
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Parigi, Paolo; Bearman, Peter S. – Social Forces, 2008
This article describes the impact of the Italian electoral reforms of 1993 on the structure of local political alliances. The reform, which moved Italy from a purely proportional representation system to a mixed, largely majoritarian system, was designed to increase transparency, reduce corruption, limit the number of political parties, and create…
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Elections, Political Campaigns
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Fisher, Pamela; Fisher, Roy – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2007
This paper contrasts two types of "autodidact" located in the UK in different historical periods, which utilised different learning/research technologies to different ends. From the 1920s to the 1960s some working-class activists committed to the Communist Party of Great Britain became "educated" in Marxism (and more) through…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education
Brandon, Donald W. – Teaching Political Science, 1982
The basis of Christian political thought is discussed, why Christian Democratic parties exist in other democratic countries is explained, and how the American political and moral climate may have changed enough to make the formation of such a party feasible in this country is examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Democracy, Higher Education, Political Science
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Demaine, Jack – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2005
The British Labour Party has continued to make progress on education, following two broad policy paths and adopting a pragmatic approach that does not attempt to force these to cross or converge. One path is that of the quasi market inherited from the previous Conservative administration; the other is characterised as "intervention" to…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Policy
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