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Mayor, Christine; Suarez, Eliana B. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2019
Despite widespread discussion in the United States, up until now there has not been a review of the demographic and contextual factors associated with Canadian academic achievement. Using Arksey and O'Malley's (2005) framework, a scoping review was conducted to answer two questions: What demographic and contextual factors are most commonly used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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Grant, Nigel – Comparative Education, 1997
Considers issues concerning the education of minorities, in Europe and elsewhere, by examining the vexed question of the nature of identity. Offers the concept of identity "markers," now most commonly nationality and citizenship, but changeable in times of crisis. Discusses culture switching, intermediate or multiple cultural identities,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict
Makkawi, Ibrahim A. – 1998
Unlike many Third World nation minorities living in Western societies, the Palestinians in Israel did not immigrate to the new system; rather, the system was imposed on them by the Israeli Jewish government. This paper argues that the Israeli government uses its hegemony over the educational system for its Palestinian citizens to manipulate and…
Descriptors: Conflict, Cultural Context, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Webb, Florence R. – Education and Urban Society, 1989
Argues against the notion that all school districts should be the same size. Research on fiscal efficiency and school effectiveness does not express a consensus regarding the long-term effects or organizational implications of district size, and the country still has a range of district types. There should be more research on community identity.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Swing, Elizabeth Sherman; Orivel, Francois – Comparative Education Review, 1991
Examines distinct educational trends in Europe as western countries move toward unity and eastern countries shake off socialism. Focuses on educational policy aimed at developing a European identity, the persistence of distinct national intellectual traditions, consequences of expanded higher education, privatization and reactionary reform, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bonnett, Alastair; Carrington, Bruce – Comparative Education, 1996
Compares constructions of antiracist education and its emergence and growth in Canada (particularly Ontario) and Great Britain (particularly England and Wales). Argues that differing ideological characteristics of antiracism were shaped by particular national and local discourses of "racial," national, and political identity. Identifies…
Descriptors: Activism, Comparative Education, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Pluralism
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Adams, Frank – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Explores the impact of the nonstatutory Scottish Curriculum and Assessment Programme 5-14 and the extent to which it represents a national curriculum. Considers the increasing demand for significant representation of Scottish culture in the curriculum, the tension between national identity and multiculturalism, and difficulties in selecting…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Luk, Bernard Hung-Kay – Comparative Education Review, 1991
From the mid-1800s to the present, British administrators and Hong Kong educators have selectively used Chinese cultural education to foster in students a somewhat abstract Chinese identity and a sense of being on the periphery of both Chinese and Western worlds, attitudes that help to consolidate outside rule. (SV)
Descriptors: Asian History, Chinese Culture, Colonialism, Cultural Education
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Postiglione, Gerard A. – Comparative Education Review, 1991
Examines implications for educational policy formation of Hong Kong's 1997 return to China. Discusses the economic interdependence of Hong Kong and China; the potential for educational policy to reconcile or heighten the contradictions among capitalism, socialism, and patriotism; and the crisis of cultural identity among Hong Kong youth. (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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Ornstein, Allan C. – Urban Review, 1990
Reviews the debate during this century over the optimal size for an individual school in terms of efficiency and student outcomes. Current consensus correlates small schools with school effectiveness, community and school identity, and individual fulfillment and participation, and large schools with school inefficiency, institutional bureaucracy,…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
Eminov, Ali – 1989
The goals of language policies in Marxist-Leninist states tend to be applied in three stages: (1) pluralism, (2) bilingualism, and (3) monolingualism. The language policies in Bulgaria, particularly as applied to the Turkish minority, fit this pattern. A pluralistic language and education tradition in Bulgaria, inherited from the Ottoman Empire,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bulgarian, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy
Safra, Martine – 1994
The rural areas in the world are experiencing an identity crisis: for example, in France some areas are losing population, while those that are growing find that the population is changing from agricultural workers to retired persons and blue-collar and white-collar employees. This report, which summarizes discussion at a recent Organisation for…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia). – 1984
Fourth in a series of volumes containing the proceedings of the 1983 Australian Family Research Conference, this publication deals with policies and families in Australia. Papers and authors included are: "Improving Social Security Programs: Some Options and Barriers" (Andrew Burbidge), "Single Parent Families and Social Policies:…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Day Care, Decision Making
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Ullman, Jacqueline; Ferfolja, Tania – Teaching Education, 2015
National research illustrates the high degree of discrimination that prevails against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students resulting in diminished educational outcomes, both academic and social. This phenomenon is influenced by the prevalence of whole-school silences around LGBTQ topics in many Australian schools. This…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Educational Environment