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Jabbar, Huriya; Chanin, Jesse; Haynes, Jamie; Slaughter, Sara – Educational Policy, 2020
Despite the growing media attention paid to charter-school unions, comparatively little empirical research exists. Drawing on interview data from two cities (Detroit, MI, and New Orleans, LA), our exploratory study examined charter-school teachers' motivations for organizing, the political and power dimensions, and the framing of unions by both…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Unions, Charter Schools, Teacher Motivation
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Wright, Anna M. – Communication Education, 2020
Teachers and their unions are often vilified for the perception that they are working against the best interest of students (Berliner & Glass, 2014). The narrative, it seems, is that teachers' unions only seek to protect bad teachers, and they fight for an unearned increase in pay for teachers. The National Education Association launched the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Unions, Educational History, Teaching Conditions
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Moloney, Mary; Pope, Jennifer – Education 3-13, 2020
The social pedagogic tradition has been integral to the culture of early childhood education including School Age Childcare (SAC) in Denmark for decades. Drawing upon interviews with multiple stakeholders: lecturers, representatives of an Education Research Institute, union activists an SAC provider and a policy maker, in Copenhagen, Denmark, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Educational Change, Unions
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Henderson, Michael B.; Houston, David M.; Peterson, Paul E.; West, Martin R. – Education Next, 2020
With the 2020 presidential election campaign now underway, education-policy proposals previously at the edge of the political debate are entering the mainstream. Support for increasing teacher pay is higher now than at any point since 2008, and a majority of the public favors more federal funding for local schools. Free college commands the…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Teacher Salaries, School Choice, Educational Policy
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Conn, Katharine M.; Lovison, Virginia S.; Mo, Cecilia Hyunjung – Education Next, 2020
Does the experience of teaching in low-income schools through Teach for America (TFA) affect individuals' views on education policy and reform? And if so, how? For this article, the authors surveyed TFA applicants for the 2007-15 cohorts to find out. The survey targeted the set of applicants who had advanced to the competitive program's final…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Disadvantaged Schools
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Karimi, Sirvan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The prevalence of labour disruptions in the Canadian education sector requires a comprehensive analysis of the adverse implications of strikes for stakeholders and Canadian society in general. Education is a kind of public good that generates positive externalities and strikes in Canadian universities and colleges engender negative externalities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Strikes, Arbitration, Higher Education
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Mancebo, Deise; Santorum, Katia Maria Teixeira; Ribeiro, Carla Vaz dos Santos; Léda, Denise Bessa – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This article presents the dossier, "Work in higher education", composed of 10 articles and discusses the changes that have taken place in the Brazilian labor world since the parliamentary, media and judicial coup that took place in 2016. It considers the hypothesis that one of the central goals of the coup was precisely the attack on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Colleges, Foreign Countries
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Cin, Firdevs Melis; Karlidag-Dennis, Ecem; Temiz, Zeynep – Gender and Education, 2020
This research aims to scrutinise the latest education reform and education policies in Turkey from a capabilities-based gender equality perspective. The data draws on interviews with stakeholders and practitioners to understand how gender equality is conceptualised in policy-making and to what extent reforms have fostered gender equality in girls'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Formation
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Shippen, Nichole Marie – Journal of Political Science Education, 2020
Maintaining an active research agenda while teaching full-time at a community college can be daunting, but with institutional support for scholarly research by way of course release it is possible. This personal reflection offers up evidence of institutional support from a variety of sources within the public university system of New York City,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Researchers
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Jacoby, Daniel F.; Boyette, Jonathan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Reliance upon part-time instructors within U. S. post-secondary institutions has received a great deal of attention, particularly as the percentage of such faculty has become the largest single category of faculty in academia. Understanding how part-time markets operate may allow better policy. Most current studies on the subject examine national…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Higher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Employment Practices
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Taylor, Tim; Winter, Nicole – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2020
In this article, Tim Taylor, a teacher and tutor for Mantle of the Expert, and Nicole Winter, a primary school teacher and course participant, discuss a long-form Mantle of the Expert course run by the National Education Union in 2018-2019. They conclude that, whilst the approach demands a lot from teachers in terms of professional judgement and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Course Descriptions, Decision Making, Teacher Attitudes
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Jha, Nandan K.; Banerjee, Neena; Moller, Stephanie – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
We investigate the role of teachers' unions in state policymaking in the context of "No Child Left Behind." Our analyses of panel data show that political party control and region moderate the influence of teachers' unions in the adoption of accountability policies by states. Our analyses of marginal effects show that teachers' unions…
Descriptors: Unions, Accountability, Public Education, Adoption (Ideas)
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Ghosn, Emma; Akkary, Rima Karami – Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 2020
Teacher unions worldwide are being criticized for disregarding their responsibility as professionals towards education and students. Critics have claimed that teacher unions tend to protect incompetent teachers, place their own needs and interests above their students, and continuously demand for financial increases even when there is more urgency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Unions, Neoliberalism
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Gottlieb, Jessica J.; Hutt, Ethan L.; Superfine, Benjamin M. – Educational Policy, 2020
In 2012, families in California filed a lawsuit alleging that five state statutes governing teacher tenure, dismissal, and seniority together violate the state constitution's requirements for equal protection. Central to the case were competing narratives about the relationship between these statutes, the work of teachers, and the achievement of…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Personnel Policy, State Legislation, Teacher Dismissal
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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