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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
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
Ducharme, E. R. – 1985
This paper deals with four issues: (1) the aging of the faculties of high schools in the northeastern United States; (2) frequently observed characteristics of teaching seen during site visits to secondary schools for the Department of Education's Secondary School Recognition Program; (3) elitism in high schools; and (4) observations on the status…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Schools, Honors Curriculum
Sawyer, Robert N. – 1985
The essay defends the purposes, selection procedures, programs, and philosophy of the Duke University (North Carolina) Talent Identification Program (TIP), which offers systematic identification of and programming for verbally and mathematically precocious students. The Duke University effort was undertaken to fill a need unmet at federal and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academically Gifted, Admission Criteria, Aptitude Tests
Lee, Helen C. – 1982
Through humanities instruction, students can begin to understand their own culture by examining other cultures. From this examination, students may perceive that some values other than, or even contrary to, their own accepted ones offer meaning, purpose, validity, utility, and beauty. A review of the search for meaning through the humanities…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
Smith, Ralph A. – 1987
The arts are important, not only because they provide insights into significant human ideas and values, but also because of their capacity to generate experiences that should be part of a full and rewarding life. This book considers: (1) the ideal of excellence; (2) excellence in art; (3) excellence in art education; (4) elitism; and (5)…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art, Art Education, Art Teachers
Feldman, Marvin – 1984
Contrary to expectations a decade ago, the United States has not buried the dichotomy between vocational education and academic education. Instead, as shown by the publication of the report, "A Nation at Risk," the academic community is again declaring war on the vocational education establishment. This report, which stresses the need…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Back to Basics, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change
Gerdy, John – College Board Review, 2003
Asserts that elite sports in high schools are expensive undertakings involving the participation of a few students. Also suggests that, given the increasing obesity of Americans, the time has come to reconsider the soundness of a system that favors a minority at the expense of others. (EV)
Descriptors: Athletics, Elitism, High Schools, Physical Fitness
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Fernandez-Balboa, Juan-Miguel – Quest, 1993
Discusses how physical educators contribute to social injustice and inequality through the hidden curriculum. The paper examines particular hidden social concepts, patterns, and characteristics that are often taught in physical education. It is argued that these concepts and patterns serve the interests of the dominant groups against the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elitism, Equal Education, Hidden Curriculum
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Preskill, Stephen – Educational Theory, 1989
Eliot's call for differentiated schooling, which took place in the early part of this century, reflected a social philosophy which assumed that non-Anglo people, for the most part, would remain at the bottom of America's economic hierarchy. This philosophy, and the social and economic conditions that generated it, are explored. (IAH)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elitism