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McKay-Jackson, Cassandra – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
The traditional teaching of reading, writing, and arithmetic alone will not fully prepare students to lead with integrity, govern fairly, analyze problems, and work collectively with people different from themselves. Social emotional learning (SEL) has been described as one of the missing links in academic education, but a restrictive approach to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Service Learning, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Torres, Leonor Lima; Quaresma, Maria Luisa – Education as Change, 2017
The state school lives immersed in the tension between democratic purposes and the ideals of merit and selectivity. In this context, state schools establish instruments of public praise for students who stand out academically or in other dimensions. We propose to map the rituals of academic distinction in Portuguese state schools and to discuss…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Academic Achievement, Selective Admission, State Schools
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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
Schultz, Brian D., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book embraces the idea of listening to and learning from students. Although many educational theorists have long argued that incorporating children's perspectives about teaching and curriculum has the potential for increasing students' interest and participation in learning, their radical perspectives are still ignored or dismissed in theory…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teaching (Occupation), School Activities, Educational Research
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O'Neil, Robert M. – Social Education, 2010
Hardly a week passes without yet another highly visible court case involving the rights and freedoms of secondary school students. The subject matter of these lawsuits is as varied as the activities of the students who have gone to court to vindicate their legal interests. The outcome of such cases also runs the gamut; some student plaintiffs (and…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Courts, Court Litigation
Smith, Jayne M. Trujillo Moehr – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student resiliency refers to the ability to succeed in school regardless of unpleasant circumstances, such as poverty or abuse, and can be measured by the degree of presence of the following components: a sense of well-being, motivation, ability to set goals, development of strong relationships or connections, and stress management (Close &…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Nontraditional Education, High Schools
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Lee, Daniel E.; Garrett, Jack A. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2005
The freedom to pursue intellectual inquiries wherever they might lead and the freedom to give expression to one's views, whatever they might be, are crucial for the intellectual health of educational institutions. But while those who teach zealously defend their own academic freedom, they sometimes overlook the fact that academic freedom is just…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Adolescents, Academic Freedom, Classroom Techniques