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Dobbins, Michael; Christ, Claudia – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
This article focusses on the evolution of the school governance model in Spain since the 1980s. In Spain and elsewhere in Europe, the state's monopoly over education has softened and new forms of educational governance have emerged. This has resulted in the decentralization of decision-making authority to individual schools, municipalities, and…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Models
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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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Nguyen, Hieu T. M. – Education Economics, 2019
There are large gaps in child education outcomes between the Kinh majority and non-Kinh minorities in Vietnam. This paper seeks to understand the reasons for these ethnic gaps. The examination employs Probit and multilevel regression models, and associated decomposition techniques. The results show that Vietnam's ethnic gap in school enrolment is…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Vietnamese People, Outcomes of Education, Minority Groups
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Shriberg, David; Baker, Blair A. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
This article is a commentary on a theme issue of "Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation" entitled "Consultation to Increase Educational Access and Improve Conditions for LGBTQ Youth." Writing from the perspective of researchers who have focused on social justice, the authors both provide a critique of the theme…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Research, Homosexuality, Research Problems
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Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for twelve Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile, and Mexico have the highest household spending in education and Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay have the lowest. Tertiary education is the most important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Heads of Households, Expenditures
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Hawthorne, Casey; Druken, Bridget K. – Mathematics Teacher, 2019
Both the Common Core State Standards (CCSSI 2010) and the NCTM Process and Content Standards distinguish between Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) and standards for mathematical content. We believe this distinction is important and note that students often acquire knowledge of mathematical content without necessarily developing the related…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Mallah, Farah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Teachers are at the heart of the education process; in attempts to improve teacher quality there has been a trend in the US and elsewhere to incentivize teachers to put in more effort. This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing and designing different incentive schemes informed by the structure and quality of tasks constituting the…
Descriptors: Incentives, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching (Occupation), Rewards
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Billingham, Chase M. – Urban Education, 2019
Recent research has determined that racial segregation within school districts has decreased, on average, over the past two decades, even as segregation between school districts has persisted. Although case studies have documented White families' return to urban public schools, with potential implications for segregation patterns, quantitative…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Districts, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Alexander, Nicola A.; Jang, Sung Tae – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
Education stakeholders have used descriptors of poverty and race as if they were synonymous. This 'synonymization' of identities is particularly evident for black and poor students. We define 'synonymization' as a policy threat that emerges when policymakers conflate two marginalized identities, resulting in policies that ostensibly, but not…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Poverty, African American Students, School District Spending
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Eanes, Spencer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This report describes principals' reports of the frequency with which cyberbullying occurred among U.S. students in 2010 and 2016. Additionally, this report examines schools with more frequent reports of cyberbullying and compares groups of schools with varying racial/ethnic compositions and rules prohibiting cell phone use during school hours.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Violence
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Roegman, Rachel; Woulfin, Sarah – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reconceptualize the theory-practice gap in educational leadership, not as a deficit, but as a necessity for legitimacy within institutional contexts. Design/methodology/approach: This paper draws on institutional theory to reframe the theory-practice gap, which is often seen as a deficit of leaders or…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Theory Practice Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Vignettes
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Lesseig, Kristin; Firestone, Jonah; Morrison, Judy; Slavit, David; Holmlund, Tamara – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Despite the increasing number of inclusive STEM schools, little is known about the cultural dimensions that influence STEM curriculum and instruction within these schools. This paper describes research conducted at three inclusive STEM schools, one each at the elementary, middle, and high school level. We explored similarities and differences in…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum
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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Mašát, Milan; Sladová, Jana – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The paper focuses on representations of Shoah and Holocaust terms in selected curriculum documents ("Framework educational program for basic education" and Israeli curricular documents for primary and secondary school education). Emphasis is placed on the Israeli curriculum, which can be considered exemplary in its structure due to the…
Descriptors: Jews, Death, European History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hong, Eunsook; Rowell, Lonnie – Educational Action Research, 2019
We discuss democratizing knowledge production and dissemination in education illustrated in two parts that challenge the current knowledge monopoly. Our discourse includes (a) problematic cultivation of the status quo in the hierarchy of knowledge value in the U.S. as a component of civic illiteracy and (b) the need for more evidence through…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Teacher Researchers, Access to Information, Evidence Based Practice
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