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Conrad, Cynthia; Coleman, Charles – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
Teaching Chinese students in an American university can be both challenging and rewarding. Cultural and language differences can lead to some superficial confusion and interpretational problems. However, the vast differences in the ways Chinese students view the role of the public sector, as compared to the US, can mean that the instructors and…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Public Administration, Foreign Countries, Public Sector
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Lopach, James J.; Luckowski, Jean A. – Social Studies, 2006
After September 11, 2001, the Bush administration initiated large-scale electronic surveillance within the United States to gather intelligence to protect citizens from terrorists. Media commentary, public reaction, and classroom practices regarding this program have tended toward either-or positions: either for presidential power and national…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Presidents, Political Power, National Security
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Helsabeck, Robert E. – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1972
It seems that what is indicated for policies affecting student participation in campus governance is a mixed model, involving both communitarian structures for some decisions and a separation of powers for others. (Author)
Descriptors: Colleges, Conceptual Schemes, Decision Making, Governance
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Peach, Lucinda – Update on Law-Related Education, 1986
Examines how the framers of the Constitution came to choose our system of government, how that system was designed to function, and how the separation of powers has served to maintain our democracy despite attempts to violate it. (JDH)
Descriptors: Civics, Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Farkas, Steve; Duffett, Ann M. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2010
Notwithstanding all the studies and data on schooling today, one has to go back more than a decade--to the 1998 Public Agenda study "A Lot to Be Thankful For"--for a serious attempt to examine what parents think public schools should teach children about citizenship. The annual Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup poll on schooling has not asked…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Public School Teachers, Citizenship Education, Focus Groups
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Blum, Lawrence – Theory and Research in Education, 2007
Ben-Porath sees patriotism as involving attachment to fellow citizens as part of a shared fate community. Wingo places shared values at the center of patriotism. Miller argues that political ties to fellow nationals stemming from participation in imposing laws and policies on them will also generate obligations to non-nationals (especially the…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Definitions, Moral Values, Community Characteristics
Wessell, Nils Y. – Trusteeship, 1999
While conventional wisdom holds that higher education can learn much from business, the corporate world can also learn about leadership from the academy, including the practices of separation of power between the board chair and chief executive; collegial and less hierarchical organizational culture; performance reviews, common among academic…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Business Administration, College Administration
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Baker, Paige; And Others – Tribal College, 1994
Describes a study examining the political and administrative maturity of two American Indian tribes, one in a high state of development and one in a low state of development. Indicates that there was stability, separation of powers, and minimal conflict in the high development tribe, as well as more independence from federal authority. (MAB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Community Development
Rimmerman, Craig A. – Political Science Teacher, 1989
Stresses the need to challenge students' unrealistic ideas and heightened expectations of U.S. presidential performance. Maintains that college courses about the presidency must stress the role of the president within the context of democratic accountability, Madisonian principles, and the separation of powers doctrine. Discusses presidential…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Federal Government, Governmental Structure, Higher Education
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Colwell, William Bradley – Journal of Education Finance, 1998
Due to state legislatures' reluctance to initiate school-funding reform, judicial bodies are asked to provide relief from alleged inequities. Before providing judicial review, the judiciary must decide whether an issue is justiciable (does not violate separation of powers) and warrants court intervention. Children's education has not substantially…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education, State Courts
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Walters, John – Government Publications Review, 1993
Provides an interpretation of the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) efforts to control departmental publishing from 1919 to 1921. Topics addressed include the JCP and the War Department, the role of the JCP in the defeat of the League of Nations, and the issue of separation of powers. (126 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Government Publications, Government Role, Political Power, Politics
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Nicholanco, Edward – Update on Law-Related Education, 1989
Using a simulation of the constitutional procedures on appointment of U.S. Supreme Court justices, illustrates how the separation of powers established by the Constitution affects all three branches of government. Provides an outline of the simulation procedure, a lesson plan, and a brief bibliography. (LS)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Judges, Federal Courts, Governmental Structure
Berry, Phyllis – Teaching Political Science, 1989
Describes how the West German parliamentary government, although originally modeled after the British parliament, is different because it allows for separation of powers similar to the U.S. government. Illustrates how a teacher can use an examination of the executive office to describe governmental relationships. (GG)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Governmental Structure, Higher Education
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Morehead, Joe – Technical Services Quarterly, 1986
Eight essays on government documents examine a variety of subjects--the publication "Policy and Supporting Positions," Supreme Court and separation of powers rulings, private legislation, environmental information, publications of the Department of Education, physical fitness, and national cemeteries. (EM)
Descriptors: Depository Libraries, Education, Environmental Standards, Federal Government
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1986
Presents a game which has students interpret Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution to understand the allocation of powers among the 3 branches of government. The game helps students understand the interaction between the 3 branches of government, stressing the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances. (JDH)
Descriptors: Civics, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, Games
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