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Labaree, David F. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
Bureaucracies are often perceived as inflexible, impersonal, hierarchical, and too devoted to rules and red tape. But David Labaree makes a case for these characteristics being a positive in the world of public education. U.S. schools are built within a liberal democratic system, where the liberal pursuit of self-interest is often in tension with…
Descriptors: Public Education, Democratic Values, Equal Education, Administrative Organization
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Wanders, Frank H. K.; van der Veen, Ineke; Dijkstra, Anne Bert; Maslowski, Ralf – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2020
This study examined the association between teacher-student and student-student relationships on societal involvement in Dutch primary and secondary schools. In addition, it studied differences in the effects of teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships among students from various parental backgrounds on societal involvement,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Elementary School Teachers
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Dinçer, Zeynep Ölçü; Seferoglu, Gölge – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2020
English is vertically distributed in the socioeconomic layers of Turkish society as there has been a discrepancy between English learning opportunities in public vs. private educational institutions and developed vs. underdeveloped regions. Attracting qualified English teachers to work in unprivileged regions and public schools would be one of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Deeb-Sossa, Natalia; Manzo, Rosa – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2020
We examine how the community-driven leadership (CDL) of farmworker mothers challenged deficit practices of the local school board, which decided to close the school in the community. CDL is the ability of mothers to activate their community cultural wealth to mobilize their resources in search of better educational opportunities. The mothers…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Agricultural Laborers, Mother Attitudes, Leadership
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Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A.; Houang, Richard T.; Cogan, Leland S. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
Employing data from a stratified random survey of newly certified teachers in Texas, we compare the mathematical content preparation of traditional teacher program graduates with graduates of alternative programs. We find that graduates of traditional programs have statistically significantly higher content preparation even when taking precollege…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Knowledge Level, Mathematics Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Naylor, Ryan; Mifsud, Nathan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
University campuses are increasingly diverse, reflecting substantial growth in student enrolments, but this has not translated to equitable outcomes for all students. While much attention has been focused on student retention and success, particularly for those from non-traditional backgrounds, dominant theoretical models rest on a limited notion…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Holding Power, Cultural Capital, Social Differences
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Hu, Ran; Zhang, Guili – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2020
This survey study provides a holistic picture of English teachers' qualification and the status quo of English instruction in secondary school classrooms in four lowest-achieving rural districts in Beijing, China. It covers a wide variety of aspects related to language instruction, including teachers' professional background and credentials,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kraft, Kamilla – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
This paper offers an ethnographic case study of Tomasz, a Polish construction worker, and his professional trajectory as well as daily work life on Norwegian construction sites. The study is based on observations, interviews, and recordings of Tomasz's daily workplace activities and interactions. The Norwegian construction industry is…
Descriptors: Polish, Ethnography, Case Studies, Norwegian
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Goh, Daniel P. S. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2020
This paper discusses how the elite schools in Singapore have been recontextualising their pedagogical programmes, as the public education system adjusts to the developmental state's balancing act to continue with nation building while remaking Singapore into a global city. The elite schools have been updating their pedagogical programmes to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Selective Admission, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
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Ford, Brian – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This is the second of three articles on "Sources of Authority in Education". All use the work of Amy Gutmann as a heuristic device to describe and explain the prevalence of market-based models of Education Reform in the United States as part of what Pasi Sahlberg terms the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM). This movement is based…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Entrepreneurship, Citizenship, Privatization
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Lambrev, Veselina – Intercultural Education, 2020
This article presents data gathered among Bulgarian Romani communities during a project investigating the educational hardship of Roma people. Major social inequalities affect the educational and life chances of Roma students. Despite European Union political frameworks, the perspectives of Roma themselves remain undocumented. This paper addresses…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Social Differences, Parent Attitudes
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De Luca, Susan M.; Lytle, Megan C.; Yan, Yueqi; Brownson, Chris – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among emerging adults, yet little is known regarding their online help-seeking. Participants: The National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education's dataset (N=26,292). Methods: Students across the United States were recruited from 73 four-year institutions to…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, College Students, Student Attitudes, Suicide
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Abdelkhalek, Fatma; Langsten, Ray – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Following the 1952 revolution, the Egyptian higher education system grew rapidly, with post-secondary institutes complementing the expanding university system. Private post-secondary institutes were permitted from 1970; in the early 1990s financial constraints and pressures for cost recovery prompted legislation allowing private universities. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Track System (Education)
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Yoon, Ee-Seul – Educational Policy, 2020
Various sociological perspectives have been applied to facilitate school choice research over the past two decades, as showcased in this "2020 Yearbook of Politics of Education Association." Among them, Pierre Bourdieu's concepts and theories stand out as a catalyst for the field's sociological development. My first objective in this…
Descriptors: School Choice, Social Capital, Social Theories, Political Attitudes
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Gillborn, Sarah; Rickett, Bridgette; Muskett, Tom; Woolhouse, Maxine – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Recent 'obesity' preventions focus heavily on children, widely regarded as the future of society. The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is a flagship government programme in England that annually measures the Body Mass Index (BMI) of children in Reception (aged 4-5) and Year 6 (aged 10-11) in order to identify 'at risk' children and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Policy Analysis, Public Health, Body Composition
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