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Hale, Jon N. – Journal of Social Studies Research, 2011
This article examines the history of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools to illustrate how integrating the Civil Rights Movement into the social studies curriculum refocuses the aims of American education on participatory democracy. Teaching the Civil Rights Movement and employing the teaching strategies used in the Freedom Schools leads to the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Civil Rights, Freedom, Democracy
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Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This research explores the school funding system in post-Soviet Georgia. The research aimed to answer the following research questions: (1) Does the voucher system promote cost effectiveness, and does increased funding improve the academic achievements of schools?; (2) To what extent does the school voucher funding system promote freedom of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance, Cost Effectiveness
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Anttila, Erkko; Turtiainen, Jussi; Varje, Pekka; Väänänen, Ari – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
The study examines Finnish discussions on student-centred school culture and teachers' emotional labour from a sociological and historical perspective. It employs a thematic analysis of articles published in a Finnish teachers' professional magazine from 1979 to 2011. In interpreting the data, the study draws from emotional labour research and…
Descriptors: School Culture, Student Centered Learning, Emotional Response, Educational History
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Jackson, Tambra O. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
Alternative and parallel schooling contexts such as the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools[R] provide educational experiences for U.S. K-12 students grounded in notions of social justice and culturally responsive teaching. College-aged young adults known as "servant-leader interns" are the teachers in this context. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Elementary Secondary Education, Young Adults, Teaching Experience
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Jackson, Tambra O. – New Educator, 2009
The Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools provide literacy-rich, summer experiences for both the K-12 children they serve and the servant-leader interns who serve as teachers. In this article, the author expands upon the scholarship of preparing teachers to be culturally responsive pedagogues of language arts instruction by illuminating…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Cleary, Joseph, Jr. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines "neoliberalism" inside two American public high schools. The work of one leading critical theorist, Mark Olssen, is explained and examined. Particular attention is paid to Olssen's concepts of "homo economicus" and "manipulatable man." It is concluded that Olssen's theories on neoliberalism…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Semi Structured Interviews, Professional Autonomy, High Schools
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Jackson, Tambra O.; Boutte, Gloria S. – Language Arts, 2009
In U.S. schools, African American students are typically fed steady diets of stereotypical and culturally invasive literature and often do not see themselves positively and consistently represented in books. The crisis is fueled, in part, by teachers who (for various reasons) do not include and draw upon counter-narratives in their classrooms.…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Culture, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Assignments
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Patrinos, Harry Anthony – Education Economics, 2013
One of the key features of the Dutch education system is freedom of education--freedom to establish schools and organize teaching. Almost 70% of schools in the Netherlands are administered by private school boards, and all schools are government funded equally. This allows school choice. Using an instrument to identify private school attendance,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice, Attendance
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Melo, Rodrigo Queiroz E. – Journal of School Choice, 2013
This article examines the balance found in Portugal between faith-based schools' freedom of educating with a religious perspective and the State's supervisory role of schools that receive state funding (government oversight of religious State funded schools). The research is a case study of four Catholic schools entirely funded by the State.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Federal Aid
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Lempinen, Sonia; Niemi, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Although freedom of parental school choice has expanded to the Finnish education system, the government has maintained the principle of neighbourhood school allocation. Moreover, the Finnish education system has recently undergone a reform of its special needs education; all pupils are entitled to receive support in three categories of general,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Neighborhood Schools, Social Class
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, which…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, much…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
Prager, Karen – Educational Testing Service, 2011
America is failing its young Black boys. In metropolitan ghettos, rural villages and midsized townships across the country, schools have become holding tanks for populations of Black boys who have a statistically higher probability of walking the corridors of prison than the halls of college. Across America, the problem of Black male achievement…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Ghettos, Urban Education
Emery, Kathy – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
In the last 20 years, public education in the United States has been transformed under the pressures of high-stakes testing. Some argue that right wing ideologues are out to privatize the public school system in order to wring as much profit from the system as they can. Others argue that the new reforms are needed because for too long, teachers…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Public Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this research is to study the effectiveness of general education funding system from the perspective of equal and equal educational opportunities for all in Georgia. Following the objective, the research aimed to respond three main research questions: 1. is the school financing formula effective and efficient enough to be administrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Financial Support
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