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Fennimore, Beatrice S. – Review of Research in Education, 2017
This review is focused on literature documenting the experiences of nondominant and minoritized parents who challenge injustice and inequity in the public schools attended by their children. It interrogates hegemonic approaches to parent involvement favoring dominant groups and silencing efforts of nondominant parents to confront discriminatory…
Descriptors: Educational Malpractice, Parent Rights, Parent Role, Minority Group Influences
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Clothey, Rebecca A. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2016
This article employs Yosso's framework of "community cultural wealth" to explore the ways in which educated Uyghurs, one of China's 56 officially recognized ethnic groups, build on social networks like family and friends to improve their own social standing and contribute to the benefit of their communities. Through Yosso's lens, ethnic…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Community Resources, Community Study, Cultural Background
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Wiley, Terrence G. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article briefly reviews the contributions to this volume and revisits the original focus of the Civil Rights Act (CRA). It considers how much progress has been made in addressing the original concerns regarding ethnic and racial discrimination that the act was intended to address and the intersection of language issues with them. The article…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, Ethnicity
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Bloom, Howard S.; Unterman, Rebecca – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014
This paper provides rigorous evidence (for 12,130 participants in a series of naturally occurring randomized lotteries) that a large-scale high school reform initiative (New York City's creation of 100+ small high schools of choice between 2002 and 2008) can markedly and consistently increase high school graduation rates (by 9.5 percentage points…
Descriptors: Small Schools, High Schools, School Choice, Educational Improvement
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Casellas, Jason P.; Ibarra, Joanne D. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2012
The increased demographic presence of Latino individuals has gradually resulted in growing political influence and representation. This growing presence and influence has altered the American political landscape, drawing sudden attention among scholars, the media, and political pundits. This article investigates four aspects of the growing…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Racial Composition, Ethnic Groups, Politics
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Diez, Javier; Gatt, Suzanne; Racionero, Sandra – European Journal of Education, 2011
Schools alone cannot reverse the high rates of school failure in the poorest communities in Europe; they need the contributions of the entire community. Coordination between families, the larger community, and the school has proven crucial to enhance student learning and achievement, especially for minority and disadvantaged families. However,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Community Involvement, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Beaulieu, Lisa; Butterfield, Stephen A.; Pratt, Phillip – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2009
Recent evidence indicates that many elementary schools have curtailed recess and Physical Education (Morrow, Jackson & Payne 1999). These finding are at a variance with the goal of Healthy People 2010 to increase physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine physical activity opportunities (PAO) in U. S. public elementary schools.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary Schools, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Hicks, Joe R. – Academic Questions, 2008
Significant voices have begun challenging the orthodox view of America as a land of limited opportunities for minorities, with the Obama phenomena constituting the most conspicuous case in point. Mr. Hicks explains why racial preferences have failed and discusses the challenges Americans face in transcending divisions caused by identity politics.…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Public Policy, Racial Identification, Political Campaigns
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Taylor, Dorceta E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2007
Diversity in environmental institutions is of increasing concern to scholars and practitioners. The author examined student perceptions of the importance of 20 diversity and equity factors in their decisions to accept a job. A national sample of 1,239 students in 9 environmental disciplines (biological sciences, geosciences, natural resources,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Environmental Education, Individual Differences
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Van Swol, Lyn M.; Seinfeld, Emily – Human Communication Research, 2006
This article integrates research on minority influence and information sampling in groups. The traditional information-sampling paradigm implies that the discussion bias for common over unique information affects all types of groups universally. We proposed an alternative in which information sampling depends on the composition of opinions. We…
Descriptors: Minority Group Influences, Population Groups, Group Discussion, Bias
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Stuckey, Mary – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2006
Theodore Roosevelt was an important figure in the development of the presidency as a primary and authoritative source for definitions of national identity. Through an analysis of three specific rhetorical moves Roosevelt made in arguments over the "proper" interpretation of the Brownsville Raid, this essay examines how Roosevelt both justified his…
Descriptors: Definitions, Nationalism, Presidents, Rhetoric
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Dingus, Jeannine E. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2006
National narratives on the movement to desegregate Southern schools, as construed by dominant cultural forces, focus on school desegregation from the vantage point of dominant culture; portraying school desegregation as a singular and inevitable event emanating from jurisprudence and principles of democracy, with little attention to the…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Social Class, African American Teachers, School Desegregation
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Wong, Ting-Hong – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
When Singapore underwent decolonization after World War II, its government--keen on constructing a Singapore-centered identity--sought to replace Chinese schools, which taught a China-centered worldview. This attempt provoked tough resistance from the local Chinese. Succumbing to this pressure, the ruling regime accommodated Chinese schools as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, National Curriculum, National Standards
Horwedel, Dina M. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2005
Black and Hispanic studies are separate fields at most universities. However, at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York system, the Black and Hispanic studies minors are housed under the same roof. The somewhat unique partnership seems to be working, as the minors are among the most popular on the business-oriented campus. Dr.…
Descriptors: Race, Political Issues, Role Models, Ethnicity
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Fischmann, Roseli – Higher Education Policy, 2005
The debate about intercultural dialogue and intercultural learning in Brazil must first consider the excluded "Brazils". Indeed Brazil has been labeled a "racial democracy", although the inequality is at one of the highest levels in the world. This article proposes the analysis of the role of education, particularly higher…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education
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