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Sanzare, James – Social Studies Journal, 1979
Describes Cuba's unique approach to indoctrinating high school students in communist beliefs. It places urban students in work-study schools in the countryside to separate them from (1) urban elitism and (2) family influence which conditions attitudes toward career goals. As a result, young adults are more willing to be sent wherever they are…
Descriptors: Communism, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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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
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
Lewkowicz, Jo – Hongkong Papers in Linguistics and Language Teaching, 1990
A discussion of Chinese- and English-medium instruction in Hong Kong schools, particularly at the levels of secondary and higher education, focuses on recent recommendations for improved instruction and articulation. The discussion is presented in two parts. The first presents the response of the University of Hong Kong's Language Centre to the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Chinese
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
Carr, Thomas M., Jr. – 1981
In beginning and intermediate foreign language instruction, art has been neglected both as an instructional aid and as enrichment. Squeezed out by popular culture, the contemporary scene, and a perception of elitism, the visual arts nevertheless offer a rich resource in acquainting students with both the depth and the breadth of another culture.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Classroom Techniques, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction
Long, Samuel – 1979
This study is concerned with adolescents' response levels on seven measures of political alienation: powerlessness, discontentment, cynicism, detachment, hopelessness, elitism, and democratic deficiency. Using a random sample of 269 Hartford, Connecticut high school students surveyed in May 1976, political alienation levels are found to be…
Descriptors: Demography, High School Students, Political Attitudes, Political Socialization
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Gnagey, Theodore P. – Lifelong Learning: The Adult Years, 1978
The classics are often neglected because modern educators consider them irrelevant. Yet, studying the classics facilitates mastery of standard English and stimulates intellectual awareness, both necessary to compete satisfactorily in the United States. Furthermore, liberal education stimulates students to continue learning. Adult schools, along…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Educational Trends, General Education
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
Lerner, Max J. – 1987
Articulation between public and private, for-profit (proprietary) schools can help reduce costs without reducing the number of options available to students. Articulation can assume many forms, including contracts to offer classes for other institutions, combined (dual) enrollments, shared facilities and/or faculty, enrichment programs, 1 + 1…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Programs, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning
Moriarty, Dick; Moriarty, Mary – 1993
Through a review of the literature, this presentation provides information on eating disorders as they relate to sport and fitness and examines the role of all physical and health education teachers, coaches, administrators, and guidance counsellors in either precipitating or preventing anorexia nervosa or bulimia. These professionals are in a…
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Athletics
Nasstrom, Roy R. – 1986
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act, enacted by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1985, allows 11th- and 12th-grade high school students to take courses, for credit, in colleges, junior colleges, and vocational-technical institutes despite opposition from high school authorities. Students may use credits from these courses to count toward…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Innovation, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Government School Relationship
Naylor, Michele – 1987
Although the benefits of articulation between secondary and postsecondary vocational programs are clear, progress in articulation between proprietary schools and secondary and/or postsecondary programs has been slow. The fundamental barrier to articulation between proprietary schools and postsecondary vocational education programs is faculty…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Credits, Community Colleges, Postsecondary Education
Kraft, Richard J. – 1977
The study examines the attitudes of young people in the secondary schools and universities of Nicaragua toward politics, government, religion, education, and work. The report also looks at teacher's attitudes towards education. Over 50 instruments which provide information concerning attitudes, values, and beliefs were sent to random samples of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attitudes
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