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Chyrikins, Mariela; Vieyra, Magdalena – Intercultural Education, 2010
This paper provides the context and outlines the barriers and opportunities for developing promising Holocaust education programmes in Latin America, especially working with diverse communities and societies. In particular, the conflictual history of Latin American and recent democratization processes present opportunities for educational work. It…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Death
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Schoon, Ingrid; Cheng, Helen; Gale, Catharine R.; Batty, G. David; Deary, Ian J. – Intelligence, 2010
We examined the prospective associations between family socio-economic background, childhood intelligence ("g") at age 11, educational and occupational attainment, and social attitudes at age 33 in a large (N = 8804), representative sample of the British population born in 1958. Structural equation Modeling identified a latent trait of…
Descriptors: Social Status, Employment Level, Trust (Psychology), Social Attitudes
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Annette, John – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2010
This paper explores how civic engagement as an important dimension of public engagement in higher education has been slow to develop in the UK, despite an important history dating from the "civic universities" in the nineteenth century. I specifically consider the development of "service learning" as an important way in which…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Service Learning, Foreign Countries
Lewis, Anne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
During hearings in the late 1980s on education legislation, the frustrated chairman of the Education and Labor Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Gus Hawkins (D-CA), would sometimes lean over to his chief counsel and ask: "Why can't these people agree on the facts? If they did that, we could solve these problems quickly." That…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Role of Education, Information Centers, Organizations (Groups)
Carlson, Dennis L. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"The Education of Eros: is the first and only comprehensive history of sexuality education and the "problem" of adolescent sexuality from the mid-20th century to the beginning of the 21st. It explores how professional health educators, policy makers, and social and religious conservatives differed in their approaches, and battled over what gets…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Sex Education, Democracy, Sexuality
Delbanco, Andrew – Princeton University Press, 2012
As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience--an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers--is in…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Humanistic Education, United States History, Global Approach
Sanelli, Maria, Ed.; Rodriquez, Louis, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Teaching about Frederick Douglass" will stimulate conversation among liberal arts and education professionals as well as inform public school teachers about the life and times of Frederick Douglass. Tension exists at many institutions of higher education between liberal arts faculties who do not completely understand the function of education…
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools
Knoester, Matthew, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
Drawing from rich data, "International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education" profiles teachers, students, and schools struggling to interrupt the reproduction of social inequalities from one generation to the next. International in its nature, the work collected here illustrates how forces of globalization create greater inequalities, and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Educational Sociology, Democracy
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Friedman, Ken – Visible Language, 2012
This article offers a large-scale view of how design fits in the world economy today, and the role of design education in preparing designers for their economic and professional role. The current context of design involves broad-based historical changes including a major redistribution of geopolitical and industrial power from the West to the…
Descriptors: Design, College Instruction, Futures (of Society), Economic Climate
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Stoddard, Jeremy – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2012
The emergence of the SuperPACs in American politics is a major issue in the current election. SuperPACs, and the media campaigns they fund, also present a major challenge for media and democratic education. This article explores the issues surrounding SuperPACs and the rise of media in elections and politics in general, and presents some starting…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Curriculum Development, Popular Culture, Democracy
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Ideland, Malin; Malmberg, Claes – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
Vision II school science is often stated to be a democratic and inclusive form of science education. But what characterizes the subject who fits into the Vision II school science? Who is the desirable student and who is constructed as ill-fitting? This article explores discourses that structure the Vision II science classroom, and how different…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Science Education, Health, Human Body
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Ichilov, Orit – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2012
My purpose is to examine and evaluate the implementation of market ideology and practices in education through the prism of both modern democratic theory and the discourse of rights. I examine the essence and defining characteristics of public schooling in modern democratic theory, explore the democratic purposes of education, and the unique…
Descriptors: Public Education, Citizenship Education, Privatization, Commercialization
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Neumann, Richard – Social Studies, 2012
This article presents an overview of major factors contributing to the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Descriptions of teaching resources and ideas for lesson plans are provided.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Critical Theory, Economics Education, High School Students
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Duke, Chris; Hinzen, Heribert – Adult Learning, 2012
There can no longer be any doubt that adult education within lifelong learning is a key factor for economic and social development, as well as being a human right. New policies for adult education must now result in coherent forms of laws and legislation clearly spelling out ways and means for financing adult education. These must involve the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Public Sector, Human Resources
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Misco, Thomas – International Education, 2012
This article explores the underlying and epiphenomenal manifestations of milieus and contexts that serve to control and undermine, or provide pathways to, the discussion of controversial issues in classrooms. Given the importance of teaching and discussing controversial issues, as an essential lever for democratic citizenship education, I draw on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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