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Slater, Graham B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This article explores the realm of educational politics and the organization of opposition to neoliberal school reform in the United States of America. A distinguishing feature of the current reform movement--which blends free-market rhetoric with austere governance and undemocratic corporate control--is the callous normalization of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education
Universities UK, 2020
The University and College Union (UCU) has been in dispute with 69 universities over the latest valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) -- the largest private sector pension scheme in the UK. Over 50,000 members of staff were balloted for strike action by UCU in opposition to the outcome of the 2018 valuation, which determined…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Universities, Unions, Strikes
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Evans, Matthew – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article reflects upon the neoliberalisation of higher education and its effects on teaching practice. It is argued that a neoliberal discourse of teaching excellence has the effect of working against, and potentially undermining, the emancipatory potential of higher education. The article reflects upon attempts to navigate disciplinary power…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Neoliberalism, Educational Practices
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Campolieti, Michele – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Using Canadian data from 1976 to 2014, I study the size distribution of strikes with three alternative measures of strike size: the number of workers on strike, strike duration in calendar days, and the number of person calendar days lost to a strike. I use a maximum likelihood framework that provides a way to estimate distributions, evaluate…
Descriptors: Strikes, Foreign Countries, Unions, Collective Bargaining
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Wenham, Lucy – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
Many parents are unhappy with the way testing has altered, expanded and taken hold in primary schools in recent years. Some parents chose to express their objections to primary Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in particular, through taking part in collective strike action. While research into testing abounds, the opinions of parents and their role…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Testing, Elementary School Students
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Okur-Berberoglu, Emel – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Zero hour contract is an arrangement between employers and employees which does not include minimum working hours and employees have to be available in order to work in any time. There is a legal definition of it in New Zealand recently however it might be carried out under casual contract which is legal. Zero hour contract is a big problem in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Contracts, Employer Employee Relationship
Ewing, Eve L. – American Educator, 2019
This article chronicles a community coalition's efforts to revitalize a "failing" school, the Walter H. Dyett High School in Chicago. It tells the story of one group of people fighting to keep a school open and, moreover, to see it reflect their vision for their community and their children's education. We see that this community's…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, High Schools, Activism, Social Justice
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Shiller, Jessica – Berkeley Review of Education, 2019
Public school teachers around the country are engaged in strikes. They walked out of their classrooms and schools to gain attention from state legislators, and not just for better salaries and benefits for themselves (although most Americans agree that teachers need better pay). Teachers are calling attention to a sticky problem in American public…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Unions, Strikes, Activism
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Gordon, Craig – Berkeley Review of Education, 2019
On Friday, March 1, 2019, a mass picket line of striking Oakland teachers, other district workers, students, and community members chanted loudly as they surrounded La Escuelita Elementary School in Oakland, California, to block school board members from meeting to impose cuts to classified workers (e.g., office workers and custodians) and vital…
Descriptors: Teacher Strikes, Strikes, Community Involvement, School Personnel
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Biggs, Michael – Sociological Methods & Research, 2018
Since the 1970s, catalogs of protest events have been at the heart of research on social movements. To measure how protest changes over time or varies across space, sociologists usually count the frequency of events, as either the dependent variable or a key independent variable. An alternative is to count the number of participants in protest.…
Descriptors: Activism, Strikes, Civil Disobedience, Violence
Ambash, Joseph W. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the "Columbia University"case granting students who serve as teaching or research assistants at private universities the right to unionize dealt a major blow to private higher education as we know it. In a long-anticipated decision, the NLRB ruled that any student who…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Federal Legislation, Labor Legislation, Unions
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Bright, N. Geoffrey – Ethnography and Education, 2016
Drawing on research in de-industrialised coal-mining communities in the north of England, this article focuses on how experiences of some young people might be approached through a notion of precarity linked to the idea of a "social haunting" of the coalfields. Concentrating on data gathered in the period after the 2010 change of UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fuels, Mining, Security (Psychology)
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Orok-Duke, Orok Ekpo; Sackey, Jacob; Usiabulu, Michael; Bassey, Okpa Inah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to find out the impact of incessant strike actions and industrial disputes in Cross River University of Technology and its effect on students' motivation to learning. Over the years, a considerable amount of effort has been put on ground in order to run the Cross River University of Technology devoid of financial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strikes, Universities, Student Motivation
Laguarta Ramirez, Jose A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
From April 2010 to March 2011, the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) underwent a two-phase strike sequence against neoliberal austerity measures. Altogether, that process resulted in the eventual concession of all of the students' main demands, an unprecedented feat at the UPR, and a rare one in Puerto Rican history in general. In this dissertation…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, College Students, Activism, Interaction
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Ineme, Kubiat M.; Ineme, Mfon E. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
The Nigerian tertiary educational system has been ravaged by incessant strike action, which appears to defy all attempts to find solutions. This paper reports on a study that examines the impact of job satisfaction and burnout on attitudes towards strike actions among employees of a Nigerian university. A total of 576 employees participated in the…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teacher Burnout, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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