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Alim, H. Samy; Baglieri, Susan; Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Paris, Django; Rose, David H.; Valente, Joseph Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In the fall of 2016, the "Harvard Educational Review" ("HER") published "Cross-Pollinating Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning: Toward an Inclusive Pedagogy that Accounts for Dis/Ability" by Federico R. Waitoller, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Talent, Inclusion
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Lahelma, Elina – Educational Research, 2014
Background: In educational policies, two discourses on gender have existed since the 1980s. I call them the "gender equality discourse" and the "boy discourse". The gender equality discourse in education is based on international and national declarations and plans, and is focused predominantly on the position of girls and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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I-ru, Chen Dorothy – Chinese Education and Society, 2012
As a result of massification of higher education and the quest for competitiveness, the Taiwanese government has adopted a series of higher education reforms since the late 1990s. While the low birthrate has become a potential threat, recent developments in higher education policies such as the Program for Developing First-Class Universities and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Bianchini, Julie A. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In this response to Konstantinos Alexakos, Jayson K. Jones, and Victor H. Rodriguez's study, I discuss ways attending to student membership in groups can both inform research on equity and diversity in science education and improve the teaching of science to all students. My comments are organized into three sections: how underrepresented…
Descriptors: Females, Student Participation, Teacher Role, Science Teachers
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Scherer, Marge – Educational Leadership, 2010
From the nefarious achievement gaps, to the racial isolation in increasingly segregated schools; from the digital divide that results in kids not having access to computers, to the poverty gulf that results in kids not having homes; from boys' reading difficulties and girls' problems with math, to the disparities among rural, suburban, and urban…
Descriptors: Health Services, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2008
There are three articles in this month's "Research Commentary" section. Analyses of disparities in students' mathematics experiences and outcomes are an essential part of efforts to promote equity. Scholars concerned about equity should not write off such analyses as mere "gap gazing." Research on gaps between underserved groups and their more…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Mathematics Education, Equal Education, Academic Achievement
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
This article presents questions regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and its 2006 regulations. The author's answers to these questions are presented.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Holma, Katariina – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2007
In this article I consider contemporary philosophical conceptions of human nature from the point of view of the ideal of gender equality. My main argument is that an essentialist account of human nature, unlike what I take to be its two main alternatives (the subjectivist account and the cultural account), is able coherently to justify the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Gender Differences, Gender Issues
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McKeown, Rosalyn; Hopkins, Charles – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Many educators think of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) on a disciplinary level--what is Environmental Education's (EE) contribution to a more sustainable future? Briefly, we describe differences and similarities between EE and ESD. Next, we examine four levels of activity--disciplinary, whole school, educational system, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Intellectual Disciplines, Definitions
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Seals, Greg – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
Jane Roland Martin's later work, especially as represented in "The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families," has been attacked as vague, essentialistic, and a formula for the (re)feminization of education. This paper does not attempt to defend Martin against these criticisms because such a defense seems impossible for…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Gender Discrimination, Social Justice, Epistemology
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Lind, Agneta – International Journal of Educational Development, 2006
This article is about mainstreaming gender equality in adult basic learning and education (ABLE). Gender equality is defined as equal rights of both women and men to influence, participate in and benefit from a programme. It is argued that specific gender analyses of emerging patterns of gender relations is helpful in formulating gender equality…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Adult Basic Education, Sex Fairness, Adult Learning
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Blessing, Benita – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article the author discusses that, at the end of World War II, German educational administrators in the Soviet occupied zone of their nation decided to implement coeducation; that is, the schooling of girls and boys in the same classroom. This policy represents a radical break with German educational traditions, as well as with the western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Action, Educational Change, Coeducation
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
The title of this essay, comes from the Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled "Silver Blaze," which refers the "curious incident" as to the absence of an expected reaction. In this article, the author discusses an essay that will examine such an absent reaction, or at least a muted one: the limited impact of early intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coeducation, Secondary Education, Educational Practices
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Hughes, Robin L.; Howard-Hamilton, Mary F. – New Directions for Student Services, 2003
This chapter continues and expands the dialogue regarding the oppressions experienced by African American women in higher education. Stakeholders of postsecondary education are invited to use this dialogue to become more aware of the needs of African American women on college campuses, as well as African American people in general.
Descriptors: Females, African American Students, Social Bias, Womens Education