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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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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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Etienne, Leslie – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
The civil rights movement of the late 1950s and 1960s had a transformational effect on American society and on grassroots movements for social justice at home and abroad during that era and beyond. But much of the history of the push for racial equality in America is often told as if it is on a constant repetitive loop, when other accounts are…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Summer Programs, Freedom
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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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Irizarry, Jason – Democracy & Education, 2011
Drawing from a two-year ethnographic study of Latino high school students engaged in youth participatory action research (YPAR), this article describes students' quest for freedom in schools, locating their struggle within a larger effort to realize the democratic ideals of public schooling. Using Latino/a Critical Race Theory as a theoretical…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Freedom, Action Research, Ethnography
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
Abdulkadiroglu, Atila; Angrist, Joshua; Dynarski, Susan; Kane, Thomas J.; Pathak, Parag – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
Charter schools are publicly funded but operate outside the regulatory framework and collective bargaining agreements characteristic of traditional public schools. In return for this freedom, charter schools are subject to heightened accountability. This paper estimates the impact of charter school attendance on student achievement using data from…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance Patterns, Collective Bargaining, Scores
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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WoBmann, Ludger – Peabody Journal of Education, 2007
This article reviews evidence from four international student achievement tests on the effects on student performance of competition from privately managed schools, schools' freedom to make autonomous decisions, and accountability introduced by external exit exams. The multivariate cross-country regressions are performed at the level of individual…
Descriptors: Competition, Accountability, Institutional Autonomy, Achievement Tests
Wilhelm, Terry – Leadership, 2006
Program Improvement (PI) and School Assistance and Intervention Teams (SAIT) programs place rigorous, narrowly defined requirements upon monitored schools and districts, with corrective actions typically written as both school-level and district-level interventions. The requirements, known as the Essential Program Components, aim to enable schools…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Achievement Gains, Sanctions
Sewall, Gilbert T. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1991
America 2000 tries to advance both student achievement and educational freedom (through school choice). Its newly formulated learning standards and achievement tests could benefit children of all regions and backgrounds. America 2000 will strengthen all citizens' future by creating a national mechanism for quality control. (11 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Harvey, Brenda, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed.; Miller, Larry, Ed. – 2001
This companion volume to the first "Rethinking Our Classrooms" presents a collection of articles, curriculum ideas, lesson plans, poetry, and resources designed for educators seeking to pair concerns for social justice with student academic achievement. Topics are: (1) "The Power of Words," including "Where I'm From:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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This paper focuses on how charter schools offer new opportunities for student achievement, parent participation in school governance, and teacher empowerment and freedom. Public charter schools are independent public schools that ensure accountability, offer choices, involve parents, and encourage innovation. The paper describes myths about…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Cunningham, Claude H. – 1978
A project-wide evaluation of the Houston, Texas magnet school program indicated that it successfully implemented four court-defined desegregation goals: (1) fewer schools which are 90% or more white or combined black and Mexican-American; (2) fewer students who attend such schools; (3) free transportation for magnet school students; and (4) an…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Blacks, Desegregation Litigation
HANSEN, CARL F. – 1957
THE BULK OF THIS PAMPHLET IS A RECOUNTING OF THE HISTORY OF THE DESEGREGATION OF THE WASHINGTON, D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS. MANY ANECDOTES ILLUSTRATE THE PROCESS OF COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT. SPECIAL ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO DISCIPLINE, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, ATHLETICS, AND INSERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION IN THE INTEGRATED SCHOOLS. THE MOST COMMON FEAR OF PARENTS WAS…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Civil Rights Legislation, Desegregation Plans