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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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Jopling, Michael – Management in Education, 2019
The article is an opinion piece which examines the extent to which rhetoric about a North--South divide in performance between schools in England is justified. Starting with the catalyst, Sir Michael Wilshaw's final annual Ofsted reports in 2015 and 2016, it traces how the divide rhetoric has been assimilated into popular discourse by the media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics, Rhetoric
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Oates, Chris – Management in Education, 2019
John Widdowson CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is principal and chief executive of New College Durham. He chairs the Mixed Economy Group (a working group of 40 colleges that offer higher education courses in addition to their FE provision) and was a member of the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Colleges
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
"Kappan"'s editor talks with the distinguished historian Vanessa Siddle Walker about the hidden -- and lost -- tradition of political advocacy by Black educational leaders in the segregated South. To promote equity and excellence for all students, she argues, today's educators will need to recover the sorts of extensive and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, School Desegregation, School Segregation, Educational History
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Hinterecker, Thomas; Knauff, Markus; Johnson-Laird, P. N. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Individuals draw conclusions about possibilities from assertions that make no explicit reference to them. The model theory postulates that assertions such as disjunctions refer to possibilities. Hence, a disjunction of the sort, "A or B or both," where "A" and "B" are sensible clauses, yields mental models of an…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Inferences, Probability
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Oaksford, Mike; Over, David; Cruz, Nicole – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Hinterecker, Knauff, and Johnson-Laird (2016) compared the adequacy of the probabilistic new paradigm in reasoning with the recent revision of mental models theory (MMT) for explaining a novel class of inferences containing the modal term "possibly." For example, "the door is closed or the window is open or both," therefore,…
Descriptors: Models, Probability, Inferences, Logical Thinking
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Ayers, Rick – Multicultural Education Review, 2019
This paper argues that the Trump phenomenon is not an anomaly but rather a predictable stage of the waning of US power. The United States has enjoyed military and economic dominance of the world since the early twentieth century when it gained control of the massive Third World colonial regions of the world. We must regard education as the human…
Descriptors: International Relations, Power Structure, Civil Rights, Community Needs
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2019
This article offers interview responses from Thomas Hébert, a professor of gifted and talented education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Hébert was previously a faculty member at the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. He has more than a decade of K-12 classroom experiences working with gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2019
This article provides responses from academic neurologist Navid Seraji-Bozorgzad to questions posed by Don Ambrose. After moving from Iran to the United States in 1984, Navid Seraji-Bozorgzad attended The Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for high school. He studied physics as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. After…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Medical Research, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty
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Domínguez, Michael – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
Despite a rich repertoire of inventive and robust practices, and stated commitments to equity, social justice, and diversity, teacher education has continued to struggle to produce educators capable of enacting culturally sustaining pedagogies, and providing historically marginalized youth and communities with meaningful learning opportunities.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Kappan's editor talks with Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, a leader in the international movement to translate findings from neuroscience into usable knowledge for educators. Topics include neuromyths (common, but erroneous, beliefs about how the brain works), the current scientific consensus about how people learn, and the contributions that the…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Misconceptions, Learning Processes
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Harris, Tina M.; Lee, Celeste N. – Communication Education, 2019
The data on race and representation in post baccalaureate education reveal two dominant trends: (1) higher education remains a predominantly white institution within society, and (2) there are not enough faculty of color (FOC) in academia to serve as role models, mentors, and advocates for graduate students of color (SOC); therefore, it is…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Advocacy, Graduate Students
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Waldeck, Jennifer H. – Communication Education, 2019
Author Jennifer Waldeck writes that her earliest research exposed her to the difficulty that students appear to encounter in accessing potential mentors and building productive relationships with them. In fact, the lack of student mentees available to serve as research participants was one of the drivers behind a decision to explore communication…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Mentors, Advocacy, Higher Education
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Thompson, Jay Daniel – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
This article addresses the controversy surrounding the Safe Schools Coalition Australia. Certain politicians and media commentators have accused the initiative of harming the students it ostensibly aims to benefit. Those accusations have, in turn, been labelled 'homophobic' by supporters of the Coalition. This article suggests that the term…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, School Safety, Disadvantaged, Sexuality
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Robbins, Michael S.; Turner, Charles W. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Weisman and Montgomery completed an overview of reviews to evaluate the status of research concerning functional family therapy (FFT). Despite reporting modest effects on delinquency, substance use, and secondary outcomes, the authors conclude that the research base supporting FFT is tenuous and that it "may not be advisable to continue…
Descriptors: Therapy, Family Counseling, Research, Research Problems
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