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Jones, Tim – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2020
This article argues that it is necessary to fight for a radical and immediate restructuring of our educational systems. Young people are currently being prepared for a future that does not exist, and we are lying to them and to ourselves by pretending that we can address the climate and ecological emergency from within existing educational and…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, Power Structure, Civil Disobedience
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Stern, Mark; Carey, Kristi – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2020
Contemporary critical scholarship on the university firmly places new discursive and curricular formations within a global context of neoliberal, neoimperial, and neocolonial processes. Recently, some focus has been given to last century's institutionalization of the interdisciplines (e.g. Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies) and how…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, College Students, Activism, Social Justice
Desmond, Charles F. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Issues of entrenched, systemic and institutionalized racism have long been matters of great concern in America. While progress was undeniably made for many black and minority Americans in education, employment, housing and other areas of social advancements since the '60s, deep and enduring remnants of racial injustice, police brutality and…
Descriptors: Activism, Civil Disobedience, Race, Racial Discrimination
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Peterson, Barbara A. – Democracy & Education, 2019
Heggert and Flowers (2019) offer important insights into how social media provides students with important opportunities to engage in meaningful civic engagement and political activism. They argue that students are more politically active than some recent studies would have us believe because they are utilizing social media platforms, methods not…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Civil Disobedience, Activism, Citizen Participation
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van Reenen, Dionne – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2019
South African public higher education has been dogged by student protests since 2015. Many of these disruptions raise pertinent issues for the sector, as well as bring about valued awareness and change. Critical scholars have remarked that in every social or political movement, something of pronounced importance is being said -- usually emerging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Activism, Civil Disobedience
Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
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Olayinka, Abdu-Raheem Bilqees; Elijah, Olorunda Sola – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study investigated the level of civic knowledge and attitude as antidotes of civic engagement of secondary institution students in Oyo State. It also examined their attitude towards civic engagement. The research design is descriptive of the survey type. Population comprised all 411,912 public schools in urban and rural areas in Oyo State.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Civics, Citizen Participation
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Aladro-Vico, Eva; Jivkova-Semova, Dimitrina; Bailey, Olga – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
This study describes the concepts, historical precedents, language and fundamental experiences of artivism. It shows the research activities from two main universities (Complutense de Madrid in Spain and Nottingham Trent in UK) as well as other cultural institutions (Élan Interculturel from France and Artemiszio from Hungary), which have explored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Art Education, Activism
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Stanley, Eurydice – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
In this reflective essay, the author addresses fellow educators and their responsibility to students on issues surrounding the ongoing struggle for civil rights. She links the integration of Little Rock, Arkansas schools in 1957 with the 2018 student protest against gun violence following the Parkland, FL mass shooting. As a facilitator of…
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, Civil Rights, History Instruction, United States History
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Endo, Rachel – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The year 2017 will mark the 75th anniversary when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 or EO 9066 on February 19, 1942. EO 9066 led to the mass incarceration of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans into ten racially segregated concentration camps throughout the U.S. This article discusses the educational and literary…
Descriptors: Novels, Adolescent Literature, Japanese Americans, United States Literature
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Biggs, Michael – Sociological Methods & Research, 2018
Since the 1970s, catalogs of protest events have been at the heart of research on social movements. To measure how protest changes over time or varies across space, sociologists usually count the frequency of events, as either the dependent variable or a key independent variable. An alternative is to count the number of participants in protest.…
Descriptors: Activism, Strikes, Civil Disobedience, Violence
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Danforth, Scot – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
Historical analyses of 1960s university campus activism have focused on activities related to the civil rights movement, Free Speech Movement, and opposition to the Vietnam War. This study supplements the historiography of civil disobedience and political activity on college campuses during that tumultuous era with an account of the initiation of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Activism, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
Classrooms are often the first settings in which students learn what it means to be civically engaged; and when students choose to use demonstrations and protests as a tool for civic engagement, school buildings, grounds, and communities are often selected as the setting. While demonstrations and protests (and the themes and events that prompted…
Descriptors: Readiness, Emergency Programs, Planning, School Role
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Ramírez, Alicia Muñoz – Human Rights Education Review, 2018
Using the global discourse of human rights as a basis, the purpose of this article is to analyse how education for citizenship and human rights has been implemented in Spain in recent years. In addition, discourse analysis and the theory of social movements have been used to study the mobilisation that arose against this instruction, showing how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Neoliberalism
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Fung, Dennis Chun-Lok; Lui, Wai-Mei – Curriculum Journal, 2017
This paper examines whether Hong Kong teachers and students perceived Liberal Studies and its ongoing curriculum review as politically driven during and after the Umbrella Movement, a large-scale civil disobedience campaign that took place in September 2014. The findings presented herein show that both groups disagreed with the claim that Liberal…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Liberal Arts, Political Influences
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