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Rissanen, Inkeri – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This study examines negotiations on Muslims' inclusive citizenship in Finnish and Swedish comprehensive schools. The data include interviews with Muslim parents and Muslim teachers (n = 8 in both countries), who serve as cultural brokers in public schools and mediate negotiations on the terms of inclusion. The study utilizes the notion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Citizenship, Public Schools
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Uz Bilgin, Cigdem; Gul, Abdulmenaf – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2020
Although collaborative-learning as an instructional method has shown promising results since the 1970's, a number of significant problems within collaborative learning environments have been encountered. These problems relate to aspects of group dynamics including group cohesion, participation, communication, collaboration, and trust. Although the…
Descriptors: Games, Instructional Effectiveness, Group Unity, Student Attitudes
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Snow, Kathy; Tulk, Janice – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2020
Grassroots organizations have a critical role in supporting learning within many urban communities (Sobeck, Agius, & Mayers, 2007). Unfortunately, many informal organizations are short-lived as funding disappears and volunteer participation wanes. The Unspun Heroes, an informal fibre arts group committed to learning and developing skills…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Community Action, Handicrafts, Communities of Practice
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Freidus, Alexandra – American Educational Research Journal, 2020
This article examines the frameworks that stakeholders bring to debates about diversifying schools in gentrifying areas of New York City. Using critical ethnographic methods, I explore stakeholders' hopes and fears about the effects of shifting school demographics and the relationships between student demographics and school quality. I find that…
Descriptors: School Demography, Neighborhoods, Urban Areas, Community Change
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Butterwick, Shauna; Selman, Jan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article helps us see how, through revisiting a range of stories, community-based participatory theater can create conditions for acknowledging and valuing difference and promoting solidarity.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Community Programs, Theater Arts, Diversity
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Thornton, Claire; Miller, Phillip; Perry, Kelly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Higher education institutions (HEIs) are increasingly being measured using key performance indicators (KPIs) such as student retention, success, achievement and attendance. There is a dearth of research focusing on group dynamics within classroom settings, with very little focusing on cohesion. There is, however, evidence, in organisational and…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Quaynor, Laura; Borkorm, Bright – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
This article investigates the relationships between ethnonational identity and educational level in three West African contexts: Liberia, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire. Citizens in these neighboring countries identify with overlapping ethnic groups, but have varied historical experiences, with Americans settling in Liberia; the British colonizing…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Correlation, Nationalism, Ethnicity
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Lee, Andrea Rakushin; Yoo, Hak Soo; Bailey, Daniel R. – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Young adults will be the next generation of leaders, and it is critical for them to be cognizant of major issues that impact society. Unification is a significant issue in South Korea, especially in light of the recent summits between South and North Korea. This study is rooted in principles of peace education to promote peaceful discourse related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Unity, Peace, Student Attitudes
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Grimminger-Seidensticker, Elke; Möhwald, Aiko – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Modern Western societies are comprised of social and cultural diversity. As such, it is important that young people develop an awareness and appreciation of different cultures. Physical education (PE) and sport are often considered spaces where intercultural competence and social cohesion can be addressed through motor, social,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Integration, Group Unity, Multicultural Education
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Nusbaum, Amy T. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020
In many academic fields Western/white/male/cishetero/abled perspectives are often centered, while other perspectives are presented as "other." Implicitly, this sends messages to students that success looks like one type of person, knowledge is generated in one kind of way, and their background is not worth being centered. While open…
Descriptors: Diversity, Open Educational Resources, Disproportionate Representation, Social Justice
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Kuppens, Line; Ibrahim, Sulley; Langer, Arnim – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
The current paper analyses how multicultural education is perceived and practised by secondary school teachers in Kenya, an ethnically diverse African country with a history of inter-ethnic tensions. The authors have conducted a large-scale survey among 925 secondary school teachers in Nairobi, complemented by 68 in-depth follow-up interviews.…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Davis-Delano, Laurel R.; Gone, Joseph P.; Fryberg, Stephanie A. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2020
Approximately 2,000 teams in the U.S. utilize Native American mascots, the majority of which are associated with schools. Across the nation there continue to be many intense conflicts over these mascots. Most conflicts focus on differences in opinion, rather than on the effects of these mascots. The purpose of this article is to provide…
Descriptors: American Indians, Popular Culture, Group Unity, Psychological Patterns
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Gilhooly, Daniel; Amos, Michelle; Kitson, Christina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This work uses the lens of new literacy studies to examine the narratives told through the tattoos of Karen youth refugees living in the United States. This insight into a single ethnic group, currently under-represented in the literature, seeks to broaden teacher perspectives on what "counts" as literacy. This work is based on a series…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth, Human Body, Physical Characteristics
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Poole, Gary; Iqbal, Isabeau; Verwoord, Roselynn – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Current research indicates that instructors find support for their teaching via membership in small social networks. The present study was conducted to further our understanding of these networks by looking specifically at the perceptions network members hold of each other in terms of similarity of beliefs and the value of their interactions.…
Descriptors: Teachers, Social Networks, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes
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Robbins, Jamie E.; Madrigal, Leilani – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article addresses factors coaches should consider during the recruiting process and throughout a season, as well as examples and strategies for enhancing team cohesion.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Environment, Leadership, Athletic Coaches
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