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Gardinier, Meg P. – Comparative Education Review, 2012
This article explores how teachers navigate and respond to the competing pressures of school change in a global policy context. In postcommunist Albania, national policies reflecting global norms for the teacher's role overshadowed complex and cultural aspects of teaching and learning and, as a result, led to gaps in implementation. On the basis…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Stakeholders, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Banks, James A. – Intercultural Education, 2012
Since the 1990s, ethnic studies and other components of multicultural education have been criticized by neo-conservative and assimilationist scholars who maintain that school diversity initiatives weaken national identity and fail to help students attain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to function effectively in the national mainstream…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Citizenship Education, Multicultural Education, Citizenship
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Hope, Max A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article grew out of an extensive piece of grounded theory research that explored students' experiences of democratic education. A small democratic school in the south of England is used as a case study. Students in this school experienced a strong sense of belonging--to the school itself, with teachers, and with peers. This appeared to make a…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Democracy
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Geijsel, Femke; Ledoux, Guuske; Reumerman, Rene; ten Dam, Geert – Journal of Youth Studies, 2012
The results of a nationwide study of the citizenship competences of adolescents in the Netherlands are presented from the perspective of democratic citizenship in this article. Citizenship competences are defined as the knowledge, skills, attitudes and reflection needed by young people in a democratic and multicultural society to adequately fulfil…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Citizenship
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Roets, Griet; Vandenabeele, Joke; Bouverne-De Bie, Maria – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
In this article, we focus on narrative practices in adult education in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium), and reflect on a current project in a multicultural neighbourhood that is socially and economically marked by poverty and where turbulence and conflict are rife amongst local inhabitants. While adult education aims to energize the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neighborhoods, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy
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Wildemeersch, Danny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This paper reports on a research project completed with graduate students of the adult-education programme at the Leuven University in Flanders, Belgium. The research focused on cultural policies and practices in urban contexts that try to facilitate the learning of democratic citizenship in non-formal settings. In the first part we introduce some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Research Projects, Adult Education
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Thayer-Bacon, Barbara – Education and Culture, 2012
I explore Montessori's story in terms of her initial warm reception by America to her educational research, and her later cooling off, once Dewey's student, Kilpatrick, published The Montessori System Examined and declared her work to be based on psychological theory that was fifty years behind the times. I argue that there is a troubling gendered…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Democracy, Theory Practice Relationship, Montessori Method
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Brough, Chris Jane – Curriculum Journal, 2012
Student-centred curriculum integration (CI) is a concept underpinned by democratic education. It places students at the centre of learning, involving them in classroom decisions and curriculum planning. Most research on this approach has been situated in the middle years, but this study focuses on primary schooling. This project examined what…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Action Research, Democracy
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Garcia Bedolla, Lisa – Review of Research in Education, 2012
The strong relationship between education and civic engagement is what leads Fraga and Frost (2010) to describe the U.S. school system as a "center of democratic governance" (p. 119). For immigrant communities, schools also serve to foster political socialization and incorporation. This chapter considers schools' democratic roles from an…
Descriptors: Political Socialization, Citizen Participation, Immigrants, Hispanic Americans
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Munoz, Linda – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
This chapter explores how Mexican immigrants in a small central Texas town understand their roles and/or responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society regardless of their immigration status in the country. The author interviewed two men and four women about what they thought it meant to be civically engaged, and what--if any--they thought…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy Education, Mexican Americans, Immigration
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Harding, Terry – Distance Education, 2012
This reflection outlines the problems associated with the Australian Government's recurrent funding policy for non-government distance education. It demonstrates the policy's inconsistencies with stated government educational policy and with commonly held expectations of fairness in a democratic society. A comparison of the current funding of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Distance Education, Democracy, Prior Learning
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Shah, Ritesh – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
Motivations to reform curriculum in post-conflict, or post-colonial states are often driven by the need to (re) construct a cohesive and publicly legitimated national identity that is starkly different to that which existed prior. This paper explores the context behind such action in the Timor-Leste (East Timor) and some challenges which policy…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Nationalism, Conflict, Educational Change
Khan, Shamus Rahman – Princeton University Press, 2012
As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. In…
Descriptors: Private Schools, High School Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Socioeconomic Status
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Bruns, Karen; Sonka, Steven T.; Furco, Andrew; Swanson, Louis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
The centrality of engagement is critical to the success of higher education in the future. Engagement is essential to most effectively achieving the overall purpose of the university, which is focused on the knowledge enterprise. Today's engagement is scholarly, is an aspect of learning and discovery, and enhances society and higher education.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Democracy, Expertise
National School Climate Center, 2012
Student learning and development are a function of both individual and systemic factors. Individual factors include students' motivation as well as their intellectual and social abilities. Systemic factors include teacher quality, administrative leadership, community engagement, and learning environments. The increasing numbers of children living…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Well Being, Cooperation, Data Collection
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