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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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Richardson, Carol P. – Music Education Research, 2007
In this paper I address the distance between our practices as music educators and the democratic issues of equity, social justice and social consciousness. I first explore issues of elitism, identity politics, and our natural aversion to change. I then propose several approaches that we as university faculty may take through our curricula and…
Descriptors: Ideology, Music, Music Teachers, Justice
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Matthews, Dona; Kitchen, Julian – Journal of School Choice, 2007
School-within-a-school programs are an alternative school choice that can provide differentiated learning opportunities for academically gifted students, but they are often politically contentious. In a recent study, we interviewed 530 students and teachers in gifted and regular streams in three publicly funded secondary schools with different…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Academically Gifted, Special Programs, Advanced Placement Programs
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Allouch, Annabelle; Buisson-Fenet, Helene – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2009
Increased academic attention has been drawn to democratisation in higher education, following the implementation of affirmative action in America. However, the models of Access policies presented by certain European educational systems deserve more attention. France and Britain share a common position on elitism, although they define it according…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Tingjin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Elitism argues that the values and experiences of the political elite shape policy, while institutionalism contends that an individual's behaviour is constrained by institutional settings. This article shows that both perspectives work well overall, while offering persuasive arguments, but the former is dominated by the latter. This explains the…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Politics of 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
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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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Smith, David – History of Education, 2008
The building of the English new universities during the 1960s symbolized the liberating possibilities of higher education. New institutions for a new age, their campuses were arguably part of a wider "utopianist" movement for community that sought to challenge academic elitism and conservatism. This paper considers the era of university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Ideology, Educational Policy
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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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Kincheloe, Joe L. – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
This article examines the ideological dimensions of educational psychology and psychometrics as they relate to the validation of the "intelligence" of the privileged and the "deficiency" of the marginalized. In this critique a critical psychology emerges that takes seriously the lifeworld experiences of culturally and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Ideology, Psychometrics, Politics of Education
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Saltmarsh, Sue – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2007
Educational discourse in Australia has been dramatically altered in recent decades as neoliberal choice policies favouring an increasingly marketized, tiered educational landscape have witnessed a burgeoning of private sector schooling. In this climate, many perceive private sector schooling as providing moral, social and academic benefits beyond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Private Sector, Public Sector
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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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