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Skaggs, Steven; Hausman, Carl R. – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2012
Recent decades have seen a flattening of the playing field in terms of the arts. The rise of popular culture programs in universities is one of the by-products of this attitude, which rejects the traditional hierarchical status of arts by genre. However, something vital is lost in that little attention is paid to the experiential aspects of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art, Vertical Organization, Experience
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Brown, Seth – Quest, 2012
De Coubertin developed the sport philosophy of Olympism and the Olympic Games as a response to social and political crisis to promote peace, fair play, and the development of Christian masculinity. The purpose of this paper is to examine how crisis discourse functions as an important shaper of contemporary understandings of Olympism and how…
Descriptors: Ideology, Peace, Athletics, Physical Education
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Ho, Li-Ching – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2012
Using Singapore as a case study, this paper examines how the discourses of democratic elitism and meritocracy help allocate different citizen roles to students and define the nature of the social studies citizenship education programmes for different educational tracks. While the Singapore education system is not unique in its stratification of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Objectives, Citizenship Education, Outcomes of Education
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Gresty, Karen A.; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper reports the findings of a science e-journal initiative to publish undergraduate research and assesses student evaluations of this experience. Students in this (post-1992, non-research-intensive) institution overwhelmingly reported that research was a key feature of their course at the point of the e-journal introduction and that they…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Evaluation, Ideology, Tutors
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Formosa, Marvin – International Review of Education, 2012
With European demographic developments causing a decline of the available workforce in the foreseeable future and the unsustainability of dominant pay-as-you-go pension systems (where contributions from the current workforce sustain pensioners), governments need to come up with strategies to deal with this upcoming challenge and to adjust their…
Descriptors: Ideology, Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Shultz, Lynette; Guimaraes-Iosif, Ranilce – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2012
With current manifestations of globalization creating local problems, including widening equity gaps, increased environmental destruction and burgeoning poverty, many policymakers, civil society, organizations and educators are seeking models of education that promise social justice and a democratic public sphere that reflects more than democracy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Evidence, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Boursicot, Kathy; Roberts, Trudie – Higher Education Policy, 2009
In this paper, we examine issues relating to the enduring nature of elitism and exclusion in medical education by exploring the changes in social and policy influences on the admission and inclusion of women and disabled people to undergraduate medical courses and the medical profession. The widening participation imperative in the United Kingdom…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Females, Disabilities, Ideology
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Muhr, Thomas – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2010
This paper employs new regionalism theory and regulatory regionalism theory in its analysis and theorisation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) as a counter-hegemonic Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regionalism. As (initially) the regionalisation of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, ALBA is centred around the idea…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Moral Values
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Ho, Li-Ching – Social Studies, 2014
Numerous studies have highlighted a clear civic achievement gap between students from different ethnic and economic backgrounds in countries such as Singapore and the United States. Concurrently, researchers from both countries have noted that access to government and civics classes and curricula differs considerably across and within schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Ability Grouping
Schwartzman, Roy – Online Submission, 2007
This essay addresses how to cope with several potential barriers to implementing effective service-learning projects. The discussion builds on experiences of developing and refining service-learning in upper-division communication courses. Difficulties arise in three areas: the institutional and physical setting, student attitudes, and community…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Ideology, Service Learning, Community Resources
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Lim, Leonel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Meritocracy functions in Singapore as the key principle of governance and educational distribution. However, the concept of meritocracy itself contains a number of inherent contradictions, most evidently witnessed in the tension between its egalitarian and elitist strands. This tension is documented in the recommendations of Singapore's recent…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Ideology
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Myers, Donald A. – Action in Teacher Education, 2008
The belief that teachers are professionals has become so pervasive during the past one third century that it is increasingly viewed as a fact. This article reviews the 13 characteristics of a profession advanced by sociologists of occupations, and it provides evidence that teachers fall far short of achieving them. However, it is noteworthy that…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Professional Occupations, Professional Personnel, Teacher Role
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Poon, Anita Y. K.; Wong, Yiu-Chung – International Review of Education, 2008
Although Hong Kong's education system has long been criticized as lacking in creativity and over-emphasising rote learning, on the whole it has served Hong Kong well in the past years, breeding outstanding business, academic and political leaders who continue to maintain Hong Kong's competitive edge. The traditional elite schools have played a…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Ideology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Simister, John – Higher Education Quarterly, 2011
This article summarises previous academic research into university education, distinguishing between arguments for and against improving access. Several views are summarised, including structural-functionalism, which claims that powerful social groups maintain their status and income, and human capital theory, which focuses on employee…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Private Schools, Disadvantaged, Ideology
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Boaler, Jo; Altendorff, Lori; Kent, Geoff – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
An examination of gender, social class and ethnicity performance and participation patterns in different UK countries shows that inequities occur in relation to gender, class and ethnicity but that the patterns of inequity look quite different in the three domains. Achievement is equal for different genders but many more males take mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination, Gender Bias, Gender Differences
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