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Small, Robert C., Jr.; Strzepek, Joseph E. – 1988
Built around the case method approach recommended by the Carnegie Foundation in their report "A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century," this hands-on, practical book presents 33 cases to absorb, analyze, and solve. The cases in the book dramatize the learning difficulties of students and the instructional options of teachers and…
Descriptors: Black Literature, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Censorship
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
Law, Gordon F. – 1982
Historical developments in the 18th and 19th centuries influenced the course of European and American education and the separate path of vocational education. The first of these developments was the emergence of schools as primary instruments for the transmission of knowledge and culture, as a result of the phenomenal growth of the American states…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Reis, Sally M.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – NASSP Bulletin, 1985
The gifted education model described here provides elective "talent pool" classes--within the standard class schedule--that integrate enrichment activities with the academic curriculum in any given subject area. (MCG)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Discovery Learning, Enrichment Activities, Experiential Learning
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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Haas, Jim – NASSP Bulletin, 1994
"The Cardinal Principles of Education" (1918) shaped the future of U.S. education. Its objectives were health, command of fundamental processes, worthy home-membership, vocation, citizenship, worthy leisure, and ethical character. The NEA Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education promoted an education that all youngsters…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Democratic Values, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Vincent, Carol; Martin, Jane – Journal of Education Policy, 2000
Considers discussion-based parents' forums at two British secondary schools. Each school has attracted an elite group of white, middle-class professional women with limited decision-making power that remains unconnected to the wider parent body. It is difficult for controversial parental issues to be heard. (Contains 39 references.) (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Discussion, Elitism, Foreign Countries
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Plucker, Jonathan A. – NASSP Bulletin, 1998
Over the past 10 or 15 years, gifted education has been transformed. Major changes have occurred in the areas of theory and research, instruction and programming, and consideration of special populations' needs. This theme issue overviews all three areas, focusing on reconceptualized notions of intelligence, alternatives to discontinued pullout…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elitism, Gifted, Gifted Disadvantaged
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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
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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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Persell, Caroline Hodges; Cookson, Peter W., Jr. – Sociology of Education, 1987
Examines how private secondary boarding schools and their students have responded to microcomputers. Analyzes the nature of computer facilities, the frequency of use, and the social attributes of frequent users at such schools. Considers the implications of findings for social class reproduction. (RKM)
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Computers, Educational Innovation, Educational Research
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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
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Arabsheibani, Gholamreza – Higher Education, 1988
Data from a sample of Egyptian university students was used to analyze the determinants of secondary school choice and the factors likely to affect secondary school certificate marks. High social background as well as attendance at a private school have a positive effect on examination marks. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Elitism, Foreign Countries
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Proweller, Amira – Teachers College Record, 1999
Examines social constructs of white racial identity among adolescent girls attending a largely white, elite, private, single-sex high school. Students' voices illustrate how liberal discourses position youth and how white youth actively remake themselves in relation to prevailing meanings and practices institutionalized in private schools.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Elitism
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