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Irving, Kate – Tertiary Education and Management, 2015
This paper reports on a small-scale longitudinal study of "local" leadership roles at two UK universities. The research explored perceptions of the leadership provided by a specific group of staff who held roles for enhancing learning and teaching. Based on ethnographic design principles, the study was based at one UK higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Role, Universities, Longitudinal Studies
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Gibson, Howard – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2015
During his quest for leadership of the English Conservative Party, David Cameron declared his intention to turn Britain into a Big Society. In May 2010, having gained office as Prime Minister, he unveiled a string of policies to bring his vision to fruition. After five years, however, talk of the Big Society has withered in public debate such that…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Citizenship
Lynch, Kelly – Online Submission, 2014
With the failure of the No Child Left Behind policies of the 1990's, educational reformers wished to establish a "new and improved" set of standards for the United States to follow. However, since their inception in 2006-2007, the new Common Core State Standards have become increasingly unpopular due to the fact that they remain largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Standards, State Standards
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Karamurzov, B. S. – Russian Education and Society, 2014
The regional universities in Russia are an important resource for the development of Russian society, but more needs to be done to increase their effectiveness, including tackling corruption and leveraging local competitive advantages.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Universities, Educational Improvement
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Thomas, Sarah A.; Daruwala, Samantha E.; Goepel, Katherine A.; De Los Reyes, Andres – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2012
Background: Individuals with social anxiety use safety behaviors to directly or indirectly avoid social situations (e.g., remaining quiet in a social setting to avoid saying anything embarrassing). Safety behaviors have been hypothesized to prevent the disconfirmation of feared occurrences while in social situations. Further, research indicates…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Safety, Evidence, Adolescents
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Fallon, Gerald; Paquette, Jerald – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2012
This paper reviews the meaning and content of various First-Nation self-government discourses that have emerged over the last 40 years. Based on a detailed thematic analysis of policy papers, reports, and self-governance agreements on this issue of First-Nations control of education, this paper presents a coherent and defensible understanding of…
Descriptors: Criticism, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Governance
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Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2011
This article introduces a waka tino whakarawea model for evaluating programmes and services for Maori learners. It is based on a set of underlying principles identified in the author's PhD study (Bevan-Brown, 2002). Explanations are provided for eight principles: kaupapa Maori; importance, relevance and beneficence; participation; empowerment,…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Models, Program Evaluation, Educational Principles
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Schneider, Barry H.; Normand, Sebastien; Sotares deToro, Maria del Pilar; Santana Gonzalez, Yorkys; Guilarte Tellez, Jorge Antonio; Carbonell Naranjo, Migdalia; Musle, Miriam; Diaz Socarras, Felix Javier; Robaey, Philippe – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2011
Objective: To distinguish Cuban children clinically referred because of ADHD from an at-risk community sample and a community control group in terms of symptoms, associated difficulties and impairment of family and peer relations. Method: Parents and teachers of 1,036 children (6-8 years old) completed an established ADHD rating scale and a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Community Control, Rating Scales, Latin Americans
Mwalimu, Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Community schools and other approaches to Alternative Primary Education or APE have increased access to primary education for underserved populations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America as a major goal of the Education for All (EFA) movement. In Zambia, a country where an estimated 20 percent of the basic education enrollment now attends community…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Elementary Education, Community Control, Disadvantaged Youth
Franklin, Barry M. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Barry M. Franklin's new work uses the concept of community as a lens for interpreting urban school reform since 1960. Focusing on the curriculum and employing case studies, he applies the concept to reform initiatives in a number of city school systems. Included are compensatory education, community control, mayoral takeovers, educational…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Restructuring, Compensatory Education, Community Control
Higgins, Daryl J. – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2010
In this resource sheet, Dr Higgins examines child abuse and neglect in Indigenous communities from a societal perspective: applying a community development framework to understand effective strategies for reducing risks and enhancing children's safety and wellbeing. To be effective, strategies to address the problem of child abuse in Indigenous…
Descriptors: Community Development, Indigenous Populations, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
Chandler, Michael J. – Education Canada, 2010
For the better part of two decades, the author and his research colleagues have been engaged in a broad program of research aimed at identifying certain of the "social determinants of health and wellbeing" common to Canadian First Nation, Metis, and Inuit youth. The present account samples from these ongoing research efforts by recapping…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Educational Objectives, Community Control, Outcomes of Education
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Hayes, Worth Kamili – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Education played a pivotal role in African-Americans' post-World War II struggle for equality. Many activists believed that victories against racially discriminatory school systems would lead to gains in other critical areas. By examining Howalton Day School, a black private school on Chicago's South Side in operation from 1946-1986, this article…
Descriptors: Public Education, African Americans, Role of Education, Social Justice
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De Korne, Haley – Language Policy, 2010
The vitality of most Indigenous languages in North America, like minority languages in many parts of the world, is at risk due to the pressures of majority languages and cultures. The transmission of Indigenous languages through school-based programs is a wide-spread approach to maintaining and revitalizing threatened languages in Canada and the…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Public Schools, Bilingual Education, Community Control
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Cruickshank, Jorn A. – Journal of Rural Studies, 2009
It is common to understand the governing of rural space as the outcome of a conflict between some romantic protectors of a lost past on the one hand, and the people who worry about creating economic values on the other. However, the power to shape the rural should not only be searched for in the open struggle between protectors and developers, but…
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Rural Development
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