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Reznichenko, Nataliya – Online Submission, 2013
The call for "mathematics for all" reaffirms the belief that all students should have equal access, equal educational experiences, and equal educational outcomes. Existing gap in students' mathematics achievement have long been coupled with the demographic categories of race and ethnicity, culture and language, SES and social class,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Standards, Access to Education
Gentry, Ruben; Buck, Jessica L. – Online Submission, 2010
With whom does the American education system get high grades? For race and ethnicity, disparities are ever so prevalent. For socioeconomic status and family income, poor people never seem to get a fair share. For geographical location, inner city students are almost always underserved. Perhaps the one entity on which the system can boast is…
Descriptors: Females, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Educational Improvement
Knoeppel, Robert C.; Brewer, Curtis A.; Lindle, Jane Clark; First, Patricia F. – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study is to expand the definition of adequacy by adding soft skills as a measure of school productivity. The singular focus on academic standards inherent in education policy has prevented scholars from seeing the concept of adequacy through myriad perspectives and has contributed to a resegregation of schools. Education policy…
Descriptors: Productivity, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Benninger-Budel, Carin – 2000
This report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child contains observations of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) concerning the application of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child by the nation of South Africa. Noting that the Convention is the only "mainstream" human rights instrument that…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Safety, Child Welfare