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Sim, Jasmine B.-Y. – Educational Review, 2012
Elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew maintains that a society ruled by elites is necessary to provide for high growth and social progress. Elitism conjures a class divide; an ongoing concern is a disconnection between elite and the citizens it has to represent. In the tradition of political socialization, and using the case study approach, this article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Socialization, Global Approach, Ideology
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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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Brown, Seth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study focused specifically on examining the status of and the promotion of two elite athlete programmes (EAPs), the students/elite athlete selection process and available post-school options. The research was guided by Michel Foucault's work in understanding the relationship between power and knowledge. Participants,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Athletes, Physical Education
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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
Trumpbour, John, Ed. – 1989
This collection of 26 essays examines the historical position of Harvard University as one of the nation's most influential institutions. Included are: (1) "Introducing Harvard: A Social, Philosophical, and Political Profile" (John Trumpbour); (2) "How Harvard is Ruled: Administration and Governance at the Corporate University"…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Change Agents, College Faculty, Criticism