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Bacon, Michael; Sloam, James – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
Education policy in England has been criticized for an overemphasis on narrow performance targets and the adoption of private sector principles. Universities and colleges have increasingly been viewed in terms of their value for the U.K. economy. This article argues that there are sound ethical (philosophical), political, and pedagogical reasons…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Political Science, Educational Philosophy
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Choi, Jungsoon – Social Studies, 2010
South Korean society is in transition toward a multicultural society. Integrating multicultural education into current citizenship education is challenging for the society. Historically, many national tragedies have created the unique characteristics of what being Korean means. South Korean social studies curriculum emphasized that Korea is a…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Korean Culture, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Griffiths, Tom G. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
The global dominance of neoliberal policy prescriptions in recent decades has been well documented, with particular implications for educational systems. These include reduced public expenditure and provision, the promotion of individual (parental) choice, competition, increased user-pays and the privatisation of education. Against this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Public Education
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Schlag, Thomas; Wackerlig, Oliver – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2010
The article considers how young people in Swiss schools are taught about the history and background of the Holocaust within the wider perspective of human rights education, as an important basis for education concerning democratic citizenship. Given the country's specific history, for decades the Holocaust was not a matter of great interest in…
Descriptors: Democracy, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Civil Rights
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Tereshchenko, Antonina – Journal of Youth Studies, 2010
This article builds upon the literature examining the relationship of contemporary youth with politics and youth civic participation through a study exploring youth citizenship in post-socialist Ukraine. Specifically, drawing upon qualitative research undertaken during 2005-2006 with young people (aged 15-18) from two contrasting regions in East…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Youth, Adolescents
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Schuler, Douglas A.; Chappell, Matthew; Baggett, L. Scott – PS: Political Science and Politics, 2010
Fourth grade students at a public elementary school in Houston, Texas, participated in a one-week exercise intended to mimic the process of creating a public good through a democratic process. The exercise involved students in four separate classes designing a class party with different characteristics (theme, music, and food) through a voluntary…
Descriptors: Voting, Activism, Grade 4, Class Activities
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Tulviste, Tiia; Kikas, Eve – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2010
The study examined the views of 580 mothers, 333 fathers and 43 primary school teachers about qualities to be developed at home and at school in Estonia--a country in transition with reforms towards child-centered democratic education. The study found that mothers, fathers and teachers shared the dominant family socialization values. Mothers,…
Descriptors: Socialization, Mothers, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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Dickhaus, Barbara – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2010
This paper examines the translation of global educational norms of quality assurance in two countries with very different regulatory regimes in higher education: Chile and South Africa. The translation process is conceptualised here as a contested socio-political process of appropriation and creation of meaning. Drawing upon the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Cultural Context, Educational Quality
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Gilljam, Mikael; Esaiasson, Peter; Lindholm, Torun – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2010
This article tests whether the form of decision-making used in school environments affects pupils' views on the legitimacy of the decisions made, and of the decision-making procedure. Building on political science theory on democratic decision-making, it compares pupils' reactions towards decisions made by pupil councils, by pupils via referendum,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Student Government
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Sunker, Heinz – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
This article examines diverse approaches claiming to analyse new modes of connecting knowledge and society: to depict the rise of the knowledge society or dealing with the social analysis of a new type of capitalism in the shape of informational capitalism. Against these backgrounds it highlights the possible role of education in overcoming the…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Role of Education, Democracy, Knowledge Management
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O'Hair; Mary John; Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This is a response to an article by Carl Glickman entitled "Across the Void: Preparing Thoughtful Educational Leaders for Today's Schools" that appeared in the September 2005 issue of the "Journal of School Leadership." In his article, Glickman argues that the preparation of educational leaders must shake the assumptions that are generally held…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leaders, Conventional Instruction, Achievement Gap
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Scorza, Jason A. – Theory and Research in Education, 2006
Beginning with the publication of "Liberal Purposes" in 1991, William Galston has developed an appealing theory of liberal pluralism that entails strong commitments to expressive liberty, political pluralism and Berlinian value pluralism. However, given these commitments, Galston might be expected to be more open to a theory of "civic pluralism",…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Political Attitudes
Reay, Diane; Crozier, Gill; James, David – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
This book examines experiences and implications of "against-the-grain" school choices, where white middle class families choose ordinary and "low performing" secondary schools for their children. It offers a unique view of identity formation, taking in matters like family history, locality and whiteness.
Descriptors: Middle Class, Social Sciences, School Choice, Secondary Schools
Giroux, Henry A. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
"Education and the Crisis of Public Values" examines American society's shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode of education, and the last decade's growing social disinvestment in youth. The book discusses the number of ways that the ideal of public education as a democratic public sphere has been…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Charter Schools, Democracy, Public School Teachers
Benavidez, Max – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation examines the nexus of communication, diversity, and policy setting in major institutions--higher education, the media, and government--in an historical era when the Internet, social networks, mobile devices, and other forms of digital media define the times. The ultimate aim is to develop a new, conditional lexicon that provides…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mass Media, Government Role, Dictionaries
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