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Bozkus, Kivanc – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study is to research the evolution of policy of integrating children with disabilities into the general education settings in the U.S., keystone events that shaped the fates of disabled children and outcomes of policy decisions. According to the direction that these purposes provide, this paper tries to answer these questions:…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, School Desegregation, Racial Integration
Ayscue, Jennifer B. – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2013
Maryland, as one of 17 states that had de jure segregation, has an intense history of school segregation. Following the 1954 Brown decision, school districts across the state employed various methods to desegregate their schools, including mandatory busing in Prince George's County, magnet schools in Montgomery County, and a freedom of choice plan…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Magnet Schools
Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2013
Virginia has a long and complicated history with school desegregation efforts. It is a state that can lay claim both to advancing the goals of "Brown v. Board of Education" and to impeding them. Over the years, this history has helped shape contemporary patterns of school segregation across Virginia and in her major metropolitan areas.…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, State Government, School Desegregation
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Walker, Vanessa Siddle – Educational Researcher, 2013
This research sought to extend the historical record of advocacy for Black education by exploring the role of Black educators in the decades before the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision. It addressed (a) the ways the educators were involved in advocating for Black schools and (b) the relationship of the activities to the more…
Descriptors: African American Education, African American Teachers, Civil Rights, Ethnography
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Gilbert, Claire Krendl; Heller, Donald E. – Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The 1947 President's Commission on Higher Education offers insight into higher education policy in the United States. This article reviews and assesses the adoption of its policy recommendations in two key areas: 1) improving college access and equity and 2) expanding the role of community colleges. (Contains 1 figure and 4 notes.)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Community Colleges, Educational History, Postsecondary Education
Santiago, Maribel – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
The current canons of education are replete with suggestions for how to raise the achievement of Hispanic and Latino students. Absent from that discussion is what to teach them in a way that anchors them to their uniquely American culture and history. The author considers how Mexican-American history is often taught as if it were an offshoot of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, United States History, History Instruction
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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Martin, Danny Bernard – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2013
Critical scholars have argued that mathematics education is in danger of becoming increasingly influenced by and aligned with neoliberal and neoconservative market-focused projects. Although this larger argument is powerful, there are often 2 peculiar responses to issues of race and racism within these analyses. These responses are characterized…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Critical Theory, Ethnicity, Discourse Analysis
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Pellegrino, Anthony; Mann, Linda; Russell, William B., III – High School Journal, 2013
In this paper we share findings of a textbook analysis in which we explored the treatment of segregated education in eight, widely-used secondary United States history and government textbooks. We positioned our findings within the historiography related to the African American school experience which challenges the notion that the lack of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, United States History, Textbook Research, Textbook Evaluation
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Pellegrino, Anthony M.; Mann, Linda J.; Russell, William B., III – History Teacher, 2013
Effective history teaching includes ample opportunities for students to develop historical thinking skills and habits of mind which encourage them to learn content beyond simple acquisition of facts. Covering the profound topic of segregation by employing multiple perspectives and encouraging investigation beyond the traditional narrative provides…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Thinking Skills, School Segregation, African American Education
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Esters, Lorenzo L.; Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Negro Educational Review, 2013
Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) represent one of many types of institutions in the American system of higher education. Comparatively little attention has been given to the campus' executive leader, namely the president. Our study describes early twenty-first century contributions to and challenges of public land-grant…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Higher Education, College Presidents, Land Grant Universities
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Palardy, Gregory J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study examines the association between high school socioeconomic segregation and student attainment outcomes and the mechanisms that mediate those relationships. The results show that socioeconomic segregation has a strong association with high school graduation and college enrollment.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Byrne, Bronagh – Disability & Society, 2013
The nature of education that children with disabilities should receive has been subject to much debate. This article critically assesses the ways in which the international human rights framework has conceptualised "inclusive education". It argues that the right to education for children with disabilities in international law is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Civil Rights, Inclusion, Special Needs Students
Zirkel, Perry A. – Principal Leadership, 2013
Educators and the public believe that it is exceedingly difficult to terminate incompetent teachers because of their legal protections in federal civil rights law, state tenure laws, and--even for states that do not have tenure laws-- the procedural and substantive requirements that are specific to performance evaluation in state and local…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Teacher Effectiveness, Court Litigation
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Brown, M. Christopher, II – Journal of Negro Education, 2013
Historically Black colleges and universities are a unique institutional cohort in American higher education. These colleges have been celebrated for their achievements and critiqued for their composition at differing points during their collective history. This article addresses contemporary ebbs and flows of their relevance and reputation in the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Change, Institutional Mission
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