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Young, Michael – European Educational Research Journal, 2010
This article offers a critical analysis of recent trends in educational policy with particular reference to their assumptions about the knowledge society. It examines the implications of the analysis for the issue of elitism and the promotion of greater educational equality. The article concludes by offering an alternative approach to educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Criticism, Educational Trends
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Olcott, Don, Jr. – Open Praxis, 2013
Traditional and affordable access to a university education is under siege from all sides. National realpolitiks and global economic downturns have driven open education into the mainstream to stand against educational elitism, the growing digital divide, and to support the core values that give education its fundamental credence as a human right.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Open Education, Quality Assurance, Cost Effectiveness
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Mathebula, Thokozani – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The central feature of Athenian citizens' rights, that is, people's participation in government, is also enshrined in the South African Constitution. This article argues for the Athenian style of participatory democracy as a viable model of participation in governing South African schools. The author claims that "people's education",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making
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Botsis, Hannah; Dominguez-Whitehead, Yasmine; Liccardo, Sabrina – Perspectives in Education, 2013
In this article, we consider the extent to which a scholarship programme at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) engages with the challenges of transformation. This scholarship programme highlights the transformative potential of a programme that focuses on excellence for a previously under-represented group, but also demonstrates how this…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Transformative Learning
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Pham, Lien; Tran, Ly – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2015
Intercultural interaction plays an important role in contributing to international students' learning and wellbeing in the host country. While research on international students' intercultural interactions reveals multifaceted aspects of personal and social factors, there is a tendency to consider language barrier and cultural differences as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Students, Intercultural Communication, Well Being
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McCormack, O.; Lynch, R.; Hennessy, J. – Educational Studies, 2015
While the publication of school league tables is prohibited by law in Ireland, the publication of data categorising university placements achieved per school has become common practice. A central argument advanced in this endeavour includes the provision of information for parents. The views of parents on this issue have, until now, not been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Accountability, College Students
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Clover, Darlene E. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Historically, pubic art galleries and museums have a well-deserved reputation for elitism, colonialism and exclusion and they are, therefore, frequently omitted from the discourse of adult education. However, the escalating social, cultural and ecological problems of this new century have placed pressure on these public institutions to change and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Social Change, Museums
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Gleeson, Jim – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This paper considers the challenges faced by contemporary Catholic Education systems with particular reference to the contrast between the prevailing neo-liberal agenda and gospel values. It explicates this contrast from the perspectives of current critiques of the influence of the new manageralism in education and relevant literature on Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Barriers
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Christiansen, M. Sidury – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This article examines Facebook conversations between members of a transnational social network of US- and Mexico-born English/Spanish bilinguals. Extending Bourdieu's theory of language and symbolic power, the article uses the framework of language ideologies to explore how members establish identity and membership differently depending on whether…
Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Bilingualism, Spanish
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Briceño, Allison; Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia; Muñoz-Muñoz, Eduardo – Language and Education, 2018
This qualitative study explored Spanish-speaking teacher credential students' beliefs about academic language that might promote or inhibit their decision to become bilingual teachers. Data includes interviews with 11 bilingual teacher candidates who were heritage Spanish speakers. Findings show that most were only aware of English-only…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Spanish Speaking, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Social justice has been steadily gaining traction in physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) for more than 40 years. During that time, scholars have argued for the importance of explicating the hidden curriculum, educating pre-service teachers (PSTs) about equality, sociocultural perspectives and issues, and most…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Clover, Darlene E. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Although burdened by legacies of elitism, exclusion and paternalism, some public museums are attempting to respond to the socio-environmental problems currently facing our planet by developing critical non-formal educational activities to foster consciousness and change. This article explores one such response; a six-week non-formal course…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Arts Centers, Museums, Foreign Countries
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Gardner, David; Lau, Ken – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on a study of prior and current experiences with English of non-local Asian international students and of their language expectations when commencing their studies at an English-medium university in Hong Kong. In addition to grappling with new academic demands, these sojourners need to adapt to a vastly different social…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Rambe, Patient; Moeti, Mamello – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Challenges of broadening access, escalating cost, maintaining desirable quality and enhancing meaningful learning experiences in African higher education (HE) have spurred debates on how to restructure higher education delivery to meet the diverse needs of heterogeneous learners and adapt pedagogical models to the educational realities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Online Courses, Models
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Agnew, Lois – College Composition and Communication, 2009
Contemporary composition classrooms have understandably distanced themselves from the elitism associated with the terms "taste" and "propriety". However, writers do need to learn how appropriate discourse is rhetorically negotiated. Understanding and reinventing propriety's rhetorical function can enable students and teachers to develop notions of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Political Attitudes, Prosocial Behavior
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