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Brennan, Terri-Lynn Kay – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
Youth today in Roman Catholic schools are not experiencing the complete freedom of an identity that is unique and valued. They describe the Ontario Roman Catholic school system as if it is still an agent of colonial forces, maintaining imperial power through denominational religious elitism. Using a critical ethnographic methodology within a…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Jian – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
This study extends the theoretical perspectives in policy studies on the issue of educational equality by analyzing the influence of cultural values on policies and policy processes. The present paper first teases out the key cultural values regarding education and equality, and then explores how these values shape the institution and policy…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Values, Asian Culture
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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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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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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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Popkewitz, Thomas S.; Pitman, Allan – Curriculum and Teaching, 1986
Progress conceived as an open-ended movement to establish the goodness and sanctity of life is a potent myth underlying schooling. This paper provides some historical background to contemporary beliefs in change and social amelioration and shows the limitations of the progress notion as applied to American educational philosophy. Includes 34…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education