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Watson, Marcia – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical and conceptual link between Ella Baker's Freedom School model and Paulo Freire's demand for critical education and emancipatory learning. Ella Baker, situated in the daunting environment of the Civil Rights Movement, saw education as a tool for social mobility for Mississippi residents in 1964.…
Descriptors: Schools, Civil Rights, Social Justice, Educational Change
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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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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
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Nyenje, Aida; Nkata, James – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper establishes the extent to which attitudinal variables affect the education reforms and subsequently the quality of primary education in Uganda. The paper is based on the views of a wide spectrum of different education stakeholders including: policy analysts, Members of Parliament (MPs), education officers, Headteachers, teaching staff,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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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Nir, Adam; Ben-David, Adi; Bogler, Ronit; Inbar, Dan; Zohar, Anat – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze two parallel processes in the Israeli educational system: first, the idea of school autonomy, exploring its origins and its pedagogical implications and effectiveness; and second, the development of the progressive education evident mainly in the cognitive domain of twenty-first century skills (21st…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Practices, School Effectiveness
Forster, Greg, Ed.; Thompson, C. Bradley, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Leading intellectual figures in the school reform movement, all of them favoring approaches centered around the value of competition and choice, outline different visions for the goal of choice-oriented educational reform and the best means for achieving it. This volume takes the reader inside the movement to empower parents with choice, airing…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Choice, Systems Approach, Educational Change
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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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Hofman, R. H.; Hofman, W. H. A.; Gray, J. M. – Comparative Education, 2008
"Institutional context" has come to play an important role in the explanation of differences in "effectiveness" between schools. But what is meant by such a concept differs from system to system. In this study we typify education systems based on indicators of institutional contexts such as: the financial base of public-private…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Private Education, School Choice, Educational Change
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Snoek, Marco – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Stimulated by severe teacher shortages, teacher education in the Netherlands is changing toward competence-based, work- based-, and market-oriented programs. A Dutch scenario project was developed in which four scenarios for the future of teacher education emerged. These scenarios were structured by the freedom of schools to define the type of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Management in Education, 2007
The Education Reform Act of 1988 introduced both a National Curriculum and a regime of inspection designed to ensure that schools were adequately meeting the demands of this curriculum. At the same time schools were being given greater autonomy through the increased powers of the governing body and open enrolment. Rather than add to the freedoms…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Accountability, Moral Values
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
Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. – 1967
THIS ISSUE OF THE NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTER FOR URBAN EDUCATION, AN OFFICE OF EDUCATION REGIONAL LABORATORY, CONTAINS AN ADDRESS TO THE STAFF ON THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE CENTER, A REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF EDUCATIONAL PARKS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, AND A REPORT ON CLASSES IN NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING WHICH WERE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE…
Descriptors: Community Planning, Creativity, Curriculum, Disadvantaged Youth
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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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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