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Payne, Charles M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2003
Calls for the revival of the Freedom Schools established in Mississippi in 1964. Freedom Schools, developed for African American students by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, contained a citizenship component that included, for example, an emphasis on black history and the freedom movement. Describes several current citizenship…
Descriptors: Black History, Black Students, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Coffey, Heather – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
Research in teacher education suggests that field experiences in community settings can offer pre-service teachers a context for understanding the link between theory and practice. This paper documents the experiences of pre-service educators participating in a service-learning experience at a Children's Defense Fund Freedom School in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Theory Practice Relationship, Field Experience Programs
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Welton, Anjale – Democracy & Education, 2011
This response to ""Buscando la Libertad": Latino Youths in Search of Freedom in School" by Jason G. Irizarry demonstrates how youth participatory action research (YPAR) as an instrument of subverting oppressive school policies and structures is a form of critical policy analysis (CPA). As an evolving method, CPA acknowledges the absent voices in…
Descriptors: Freedom, Action Research, Policy Analysis, Educational Change
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
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Thomas, Louise – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
Use of local environments and stakeholders to illuminate the school curriculum, and increase ownership of it, has been demonstrated by international research as an effective means by which to make the curriculum more relevant and engaging to students. Localism is a key tenet of the Government's policy platform, and in education policy the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Fege, Arnold F. – PTA Today, 1991
Discusses censorship in public schools, noting how parents can help protect academic freedom. School districts must develop a policy for selection of instructional materials, and parents must be meaningfully involved in the selection. The public school's role in assuring a balanced curriculum with a free exchange of ideas is examined. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Bowen, John; Wildasin, Michael; Chaltain, Sam – Communication: Journalism Education Today, 2002
Tells about schools rewarded for upholding First Amendment protections. Discusses the Let Freedom Ring Award. Considers how even the prestige and honor associated with winning national awards for freedom in the schools does not guarantee success in the ongoing fight to practice what the United States Constitution guarantees and educational logic…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Journalism Education, Recognition (Achievement), School Publications
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Goldman, Louis – Journal of General Education, 1985
Examines the history, magnitude, causes, consequences, and remedies of grade inflation. Predicts the erosion of professional autonomy and academic freedom if schools abandon the task of conscientiously assessing what students have learned and external agencies take on the task. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Gryphon, Marie; Meyer, Emily A. – 2003
This paper examines the American tradition of educational freedom, following its ebb and flow at various points in history. America's ethos of educational freedom has always been strong, tied to its values of pluralism, tolerance, and free inquiry. However, its legacy of freedom has suffered repeated assaults by individuals and groups who wish to…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Educational Legislation
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Agee, Hugh – ALAN Review, 1993
Argues that one of the primary roles of any school principal is to act as champion of students' rights of academic and intellectual freedom. Provides five steps that principals can take to preserve intellectual freedom in their schools. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrator Role, Censorship, Intellectual Freedom
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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
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Durst, Anne – Teachers College Record, 2005
While teaching in a California charter school in the late 1990s, I had the experience of working one year under the dictates of a highly scripted curricular program and the next year in the absence of an effectively crafted instructional plan. In both cases it proved difficult for teachers to provide quality instruction to students. In an effort…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Educational Innovation, Laboratory Schools, Intellectual Freedom
Payne, Ann – Hands On, 1994
A Foxfire teacher confronts her skepticism of education before interviewing Maxine Greene, author of the book, "The Dialectic of Freedom." Greene, who is optimistic about education and its role in promoting personal freedom, discusses schools in a changing society, educational reform, critical thinking, the importance of the arts in…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Erb, Tom – Middle School Journal, 1995
Discusses how maintaining a balance between structure/discipline and spontaneity/freedom in middle school education can contribute to an excellent learning environment for young adolescents. Maintains that knowing when to act spontaneously requires professional confidence and tolerance for risk. Concludes that the art of good teaching is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Editorials, Educational Environment, Educational Practices
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Sacken, Donal M. – Teachers College Record, 1989
This article investigates the uncertain history of academic freedom in public schools, from the viewpoint of the courts' understanding and related commentaries. Also considered is the magnitude of teachers' classroom discretion, and whether courts are likely to treat content and pedagogical conflicts differently. (IAH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Collective Bargaining, Court Litigation
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