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Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
The paper "American democracy is distress: The failure of social education" presents several "symptoms of democracy's dysfunction in the United States". These include the extreme reliance on campaign contributions, giving the donors--economic elites and groups representing business, frequently operating at a transnational…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries
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Wiewiura, Joachim S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this small essay, I will reflect on Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth's arguments on the decline of educational professionalism in the United States. The purpose is to consider this loss of professionalism, and I will consider it in light of the arts and humanities in the Danish educational debate. Two reflections are presented: first, the…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Reader Response, Humanities Instruction, Politics of Education
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Dinham, Stephen – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
This commentary explores the so-called global "crisis" in education and the corresponding pressures and moves to "reform" education, and in particular, public education. The myths underpinning and driving these developments are examined. Supposed problems with (public) education and proposed solutions are explored. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Privatization
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Swail, Watson Scott – Journal of School Choice, 2013
Like many parents and educators, the author is concerned about both quality and equity in the school systems and schools, public and private. He is equally frustrated at the seemingly zealous focus on producing more and more charter schools when America have had: (1) limited success in that arena; and (2) limited data on their success. That…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Private Schools, Educational Practices
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Agresto, John – Academic Questions, 2013
When "Academic Questions" editor Peter Wood asked the author to give some thought to the dispute between the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW), he thought he should say no. Well, what did the CFR report prepared by an independent task force chaired by Joel I. Klein,…
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Values, National Norms
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Yates, Lyn – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
This essay reflects on Daniel Tanner's "Race to the top and leave the children behind" by attention to the way our particular national histories impact on our thinking about what is valuable, the kinds of curriculum pressures and common senses that are now at work internationally at government and policy level, the specific forms these…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Wisneski, Debora – Childhood Education, 2012
Participating in the Save Our School march was an inspiring event, the reverberating impact from which will be long-lasting. The march, which was endorsed by the Executive Board of Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), was an effort to call awareness to the struggles that public education faces in the United States. The guiding…
Descriptors: Public Education, Global Approach, Educational Principles, Public Opinion
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Fine, Michelle; Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida – Journal of Education Policy, 2012
People witness today in the US what might be considered a "generous hijacking" of educational policy. Policy debates on charters, vouchers, for profit schools, testing and evaluation companies, and "education reform" reveal a triple privatization of educational policy. Varied enactments of educational privatization dot the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Ethics, Educational Change, Participative Decision Making
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Grabar, Mary – Academic Questions, 2012
The agenda of "A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future," "commissioned," "funded," and "nurtured" by the U.S. Department of Education, is nothing less than an attempt to implement a "transformation" of America by "transform[ing] current academic norms about what counts as…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Objectives
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Ghosh, Ratna – Comparative Education Review, 2012
In her teaching, research, and community activities in Canada, the author has repeatedly confronted questions regarding equality, diversity, and power. In this article, the author discusses diversity and equal opportunity to achieve excellence in education. Reflecting on these issues should help everyone to understand the complexities involved in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Diversity, Excellence in Education, Equal Education
Robert, Sarah A., Ed.; Weaver-Hightower, Marcus B., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
The essays in "School Food Politics" explore the intersections of food and politics on all six of the inhabited continents of the world. Including electoral fights over universally free school meals in Korea, nutritional reforms to school dinners in England and canteens in Australia, teachers' and doctors' work on school feeding in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, School Activities, Lunch Programs, Ecology
Earley, Penelope M., Ed.; Imig, David G., Ed.; Michelli, Nicholas M., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
What constitutes a high quality teacher education program and what standards teacher candidates should meet before receiving their teaching credential? This volume advances deep understanding of the nature and sources of policy affecting the preparation of teachers in the U.S. and the conflicts or interconnections of these policies with the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Social Justice, World Views, Teacher Education Programs
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Carreon, Joe – Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, 2011
This article presents an interview with Juan Sepulveda. Sepulveda was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the position of Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics on May 19, 2009. In this capacity, Sepulveda is responsible for directing the efforts of the White House Initiative in…
Descriptors: Community Development, Educational Attainment, Educational Quality, Hispanic American Students
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Engels, Jeremy – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2011
The term "democracy" is ambivalent--in the history of the United States, it has played both god term and devil term, and inspired both sacrifice and trembling. Robert L. Ivie has mapped the discourse by which American policy elites have said "no" to democracy--the rhetoric of "demophobia." This essay complements his…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Democracy, Politics of Education, Democratic Values
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Shahjahan, Riyad Ahmed – Journal of Education Policy, 2011
There is a growing body of literature discussing evidence-based education, practice, policy, and decision-making from a critical perspective. In this article, drawing on the literature and policy documents related to evidence-based education in the USA, Britain, and Canada, I join this critique and offer an anticolonial perspective. I argue that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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