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Link, Anthony E. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1982
Characteristics of gifted programs that stick out like a "sore thumb" include vulnerability to charges of elitism, the notion that gifted students are better students, a lack of teacher support, and a high degree of rigidity. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Development
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Kise, Joan Duff; Darr, Alice Dozier – Action in Teacher Education, 1981
Conditions evolving from educational retrenchment which affect the performance of teacher educators are described. Sources of conflict include institutional and personal demands, elitism and the needs to do research and to publish, and other factors affecting professional performance. (JN)
Descriptors: Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Performance Factors, Professional Development
Gerber, John C. – Bulletin of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (Special Joint Issue with Bulletin of the Assn. of Depts. of English, No. 50 Sep 76), 1976
Directions for change and growth for the college English teaching profession are suggested. Elimination of elitism and concentration on the teaching of reading and writing skills are stressed. (RM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Doctoral Programs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
McMurrin, Sterling M. – National Forum: Phi Kappa Phi Journal, 1979
The purposes of education are discussed in terms of the contradictions between the absolute and the relative, the useless and the useful, the liberal and the technical, and elitism and egalitarianism. (JMF)
Descriptors: College Role, Culture, Definitions, Educational Objectives
Knowles, Harvard; Weber, David – Independent School, 1978
Through institutional and faculty actions, secular private schools may unwittingly reinforce the wrong values in their students: elitism, selfishness, and smugness. Educators should remember to live by the moral values they profess. (SJL)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Humanism
Cheney, Martha; Beebe, Robert J. – Spectrum, 1986
Controversial issues being debated relating to gifted education are discussed: elitism, democratic principles, social responsibility, identification, minority representation, homogeneous grouping, labeling, evaluation of programs, pressures on participants, and costs. Includes extensive reference list.(MD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Achievement, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Eby, Judy W. – Educational Leadership, 1983
An instrument developed for selecting students for gifted programs on the basis of performance and behavior opens up opportunities for interested students to demonstrate their capacity without any taint of elitism. (MLF)
Descriptors: Behavior, Criteria, Definitions, Educational Environment
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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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Dentler, Robert A. – Equity and Excellence, 1986
Federal court intervention to make Boston Latin School a magnet school rather than an exam school was beneficial to the life of the school. Academic elitism cannot be reconciled with the imperative to eliminate racial dualism. (LHW)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Equal Education, Magnet Schools, School Desegregation
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Signer, Ethan; Galston, Arthur W. – Science, 1972
Describes the organization of university education and scientific research (mainly biological) in China. There appears to be an emphasis on applied research and on the elimination of elitism from scientific, technical and intellectual activity. (AL)
Descriptors: Administration, Biology, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Butler, Willis – Journal of Medical Education, 1973
Ideological goals in contemporary Cuban undergraduate physician education include relating medical education more closely to broadly disseminated health care, teaching medicine in a wider social framework and less didactically, and reducing professional elitism. (Editor)
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Medical Education, Physicians
Wanner, Raymond E. – Western European Education, 1974
A survey of attitudes toward education reflects the change from elitism to egalitarianism and points up the problem of redoublement or grade repetition. The French government is taking action in response to these phenomena. (JH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Equal Education
Besnoy, Kevin – Gifted Child Today, 2005
An appropriate education is one that identifies students' educational needs and then provides a curriculum that addresses those needs (Benbow & Stanley, 1996). All students, even those identified as gifted, deserve a personalized education. However, many educators outside gifted education believe that "giftedness" is a fancy label and that gifted…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Academically Gifted, Advocacy, Educational Finance
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Ulhoi, J. P. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2005
Purpose: Based on a selective bibliography, the purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of ongoing changes among European postgraduate education, while at the same time offering a theoretical framework for interpreting the observations. Design/methodology/approach: A selected range of published works (1977-2002), based on solid empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Graduate Study, Causal Models
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