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Gordon, Jane Anna – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2010
"Elitism" is frequently invoked among the pantheon of "isms" actively to be disavowed. Indeed the charge of elitism often takes the form of reiteration, of identifying yet another manifestation of adherence to traditional standards steeped in discrimination by sex, race, and class, this time in their institutional guises in the merit credited to…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Social Justice
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Formosa, Marvin – Educational Gerontology, 2012
This article reports a critical analysis of older adult education in Malta. In educational gerontology, a critical perspective demands the exposure of how relations of power and inequality, in their myriad forms, combinations, and complexities, are manifest in late-life learning initiatives. Fieldwork conducted at the University of the Third Age…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Adult Education, Ideology, Criticism
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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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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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Stallones, Jared – American Educational History Journal, 2010
John Lawrence Childs was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on January 11, 1889, the second child of John Nelson Childs and Helen Janette (Nettie) Smith. In childhood Childs absorbed the values of industry, democracy, and a traditional, but socially conscious, religion. Childs was a Methodist and an intensely private person not given to talking about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Christianity, Information Dissemination
Lee, Mun Woo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Along with "English fever" (Krashen, 2003) in South Korea, the number of Korean students in the U.S. has increased every year so that they are now the largest group of international students in the U.S. Among those Korean students in the U.S, the early study-abroad group is particularly noteworthy because they share the unique experience…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Grounded Theory, Study Abroad, Korean