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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
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Spencer, Stephanie – History of Education, 2004
Brian Simon used the phrase 'site of struggle' to describe the class-based inequalities that were played out in the provisions for English compulsory education. In the nineteenth century, the growth of the state system for the working class alongside the predominantly middle-class independent sector simply confirmed existing class hierarchies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Oral History
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Wasson, Ellis Archer – History Teacher, 1999
Asserts that the study of elites should be included when teaching modern world history, since elites significantly shaped the modern world. Explores sources of misinformation resulting from the failure to teach students about landed elites. Discusses how not everyone was happy to see the old elites disappear. (CMK)
Descriptors: Elitism, Higher Education, History Instruction, Modern History