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Gardner, David; Lau, Ken – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on a study of prior and current experiences with English of non-local Asian international students and of their language expectations when commencing their studies at an English-medium university in Hong Kong. In addition to grappling with new academic demands, these sojourners need to adapt to a vastly different social…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Canales, Antonio Fco. – Gender and Education, 2012
The present article examines the situation of girls in Spanish academic secondary education during the first Francoism. It outlines the measures introduced by the Franco Regime that maintained the traditional access for girls to the same academic curriculum followed by boys, although in separate schools. Later, it examines the various projects put…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Academic Education, Womens Education, Educational History
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Brown, Seth – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
High-performance sport is a big business, with nations such as Australia and New Zealand dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars in the development of facilities and in creating sporting centres of excellence. Historically, high-performance sport and elite athlete programmes (EAPs) were regulated to an extra-curricular space in schools or local…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Athletes, Athletics
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Nardi, Elena; Steward, Susan – British Educational Research Journal, 2003
Reports on a one-year study of quiet disaffection conducted in three Year 9 mathematics classrooms in Norfolk (England). Constructs a profile of quiet disaffection from secondary mathematics through extensive observation and interviews with 13-14 year-old pupils (n=70). Proposes that its characteristics include tedium, isolation, rote learning,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematics
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Thorkildsen, Theresa A.; Reese, Deborah; Corsino, Alison – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 2002
A study of 643 adolescents and 474 young adults explored relationships among young people's observations and opinions of exclusionary behavior and their reports of whether exclusion affects their social and academic adjustment. Findings indicated that, unlike young adults, adolescents' perceptions of, and attitudes about, school ecologies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Attitudes
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Dede, Christopher; Hardin, Joy – Journal of Chemical Education, 1973
Describes the current screening processes of future scientists as being immoral and dysfunctional elitism. Indicates that scientists' skills should broaden with revised recruitment practices to meet the requirements for societal survival in the future. (CC)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Dialogs (Literary), Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Croft, Kerrie, and MacPherson, R. J. S. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1990
An overview of administrative policies toward language education in New South Wales notes the impact of policy changes, many of which reinforced elitism and seemed to cause a decline in the number of students studying languages. (24 references) (CP)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
Gruenberg, Alex T. – Student Press Review, 1992
Offers a personal perspective on the shortcomings of contemporary news reporting. Considers four shortcomings: partial coverage, abstracting of issues, excessive objectivity, and elitism. States that reporters should always pursue the truth. (PA)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mass Media Role, News Reporting, News Writing
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Attanucci, Jane S. – Journal of Moral Education, 2004
Parent-teacher relations are often characterized as highly conflictual in the educational literature, with scant empirical evidence of how the disagreements occur in everyday talk. Close analysis of a teacher's account of an intense conflict with a student's mother over the National Honor Society grounds the abstract discourses of merit and…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, High School Students, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship
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Long, Samuel – Theory and Research in Social Education, 1980
Results of a study to determine adolescents' feelings of political alienation are reported. The study measures: powerlessness, discontentment, cynicism, detachment, hopelessness, elitism, and democratic deficiency. Results of the random sample of 269 high school students indicate high levels of alienation. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alienation, Educational Needs, Political Attitudes
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Reid, Donald M. – Comparative Education Review, 1983
Traces the evolution of Egyptian government secondary schools from the 1880s to the 1920s, showing how their austerity and elitism declined after 1906 and analyzing the interaction of Egyptian, English, and French educational traditions. Explains how the secondary school environment shaped Egypt's political, cultural, and professional leaders…
Descriptors: Athletics, Colonialism, Comparative Education, Educational Environment
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Custer, Rodney L. – NASSP Bulletin, 1999
Collectively, technological literacy embraces everything from intelligent consumerism to concerns about environmental degradation, ethics, and elitism. Technological problem solving can have social, ecological, or technological goals and may be categorized by four types: invention, design, trouble shooting, and procedures. Every citizen should be…
Descriptors: Creativity, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Secondary Education
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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Overviews different kinds of language immersion programs and issues involved in their successful implementation. The Australian experience with such programs is highlighted, focusing on particular problems posed by resistance to language studies, perceived elitism, teacher shortages, immersion teacher training, student selection, immersion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Attitudes
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Brock, Colin – European Journal of Education, 1981
In England and Wales the lack of effective articulation between each adjacent sector of formal education within the public system of education is characteristic. It is seen as likely that deeply ingrained characteristics of dualism, elitism, and extreme localization will prevent real improvement in articulation. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Mobility, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries
Benn, Caroline – Forum for the Discussion of New Trends in Education, 1980
The author sees a return to elitism in the educational policies of Britain's present Conservative Government. She analyzes two Parliamentary bills designed to reverse the 1976 comprehensive schools act and, in the name of parent choice, to establish new selective secondary school entry rules and to subsidize private education. (SJL)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Access to Education, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Legislation
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