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Carpenter, Bradley W. – Educational Policy, 2019
Using a critical policy analysis framework, this article examines the discursive foundation of the most recent era of educational reform. The purpose of this article is to provide educational practitioners and scholars with a better understanding of how neoliberal and globalized discourse may codetermine what practitioners--the readers and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Winton, Sue – Educational Policy, 2019
In this article, I report findings from an investigation into the politics and coordination of school fundraising in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Theoretically grounded in institutional ethnography and critical policy analysis, the study began from the standpoint of parents asked to give money to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass – Educational Policy, 2019
In this article, I consider the limitations of school integration research that overlooks Black research perspectives, White policy interests, and the paradox of race in the New Jim Crow--America's system of racial caste in the post-Civil Rights Era. Applying critical race theory as critical policy analysis, I discuss the importance of theorizing…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, African Americans
Warne, Russell T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Lewis Terman is widely seen as the "father of gifted education," yet his work is controversial. Terman's "mixed legacy" includes the pioneering work in the creation of intelligence tests, the first large-scale longitudinal study, and the earliest discussions of gifted identification, curriculum, ability grouping, acceleration,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Intelligence Tests
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Isham, Louise; Bradbury-Jones, Caroline; Hewison, Alistair – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
This article surfaces issues about the often-used but widely under-reported practice of working with advisory fora. We critically reflect on our experiences working with an advisory network when co-designing a research study about a 'sensitive' subject. We discuss the following: (1) How the network evolved as a matter of ethical and pragmatic…
Descriptors: Networks, Advisory Committees, Ethics, Epistemology
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Alfrey, Laura; Gard, Michael – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper explores the ways in which figurational sociology can offer a useful lens through which to understand the ongoing use of fitness testing as a means to physically educate young people. We contribute to a theoretical discussion around how physical education teachers have come to think about and enact fitness testing so pervasively.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Physical Fitness, Physical Education Teachers, Tests
Zimmermann, Laura; Foster, Lindsey; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – American Educator, 2019
The last 15 years have witnessed a quiet revolution in the understanding of spatial skills, and the authors are finding that these all-important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competencies are rooted in spatial knowledge. Spatial skills are the tools use to visualize and navigate the world. Spatial skills allows people to…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, STEM Education, Play, Toys
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Hanimoglu, Egemen – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
LGBT students encounter boundless school-related problems including depression, suicidal tendencies, and drug abuse, among others. LGBT youth in school are subjected to constant bullying and discrimination from students, teachers, and the school's administration who often fail to defend them against this. Often, LGBT students drop-out of school.…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Role, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Maxwell, Ian – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article develops an account of an extracurricular reading group convened in a small theatre/performance department, consisting of postgraduate and honours students. The origins of the group in a formal seminar/class are discussed, including a shift in syllabus design based upon breadth of reading/content to one based upon depth, taking up the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Graduate Students, Honors Curriculum
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Douglas, Kate – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
University educators have observed the concurrent problems of student attrition, higher than normal or desired failure rates and students struggling to complete assessable and non-assessable work, for instance, set readings. Recent public commentary has pointed to the widening participation agenda with its lowering of university entrance scores…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Critical Reading, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Aldridge, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article explores the close association between higher education and reading. I draw on the resources of literary studies to illuminate the phenomenon of educational 'engagement'. I explore the accounts of reading offered in the phenomenological literary theory of Rita Felski and Marielle Macé and extend their 'stylistics of existence' into…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Correlation, Higher Education
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Dakka, Fadia; Wade, Alex – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Where and when do academics write and what are the feelings associated with it? Is the pressure to write a fulfilling process of joyful exploration, or is it stressful and wracked with self-doubt? Inspired by Henri Lefebvre's Rhythmanalysis, this article explores the rhythmic dispositions and orientations of contemporary academic writing, exposing…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Criticism, Writing Processes
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Varner, Edward – General Music Today, 2019
Many educators and parents remain unaware of the value of music and the arts beyond obvious, natural entertainment contexts and find it easy to devalue music and arts programing. This article presents a concise review of significant research that demonstrates strong correlations between the study of music and arts as academic disciplines that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Development
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – General Music Today, 2019
In this column, I consider the important supporting players for an early childhood music educator: classroom teachers, administrators, support staff, parents and caregivers, and children. I argue that it is vital for early childhood music educators to view these individuals as part of their "village" and reach out to make connections…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Music Teachers, Music Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Howard, Karen – General Music Today, 2019
In order to bring music of Puerto Rico to the general music classroom, it is important to understand the sociocultural and sociohistorical context of the music. The traditional genre of plena shares cultural threads with West Africa, Spain, and indigenous (Taíno) culture. Commonly known as "El Periodico Cantado" (the singing newspaper),…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Puerto Ricans
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