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Fernandez, Frank – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018
Data from the 1980s suggested that small private colleges were the primary entry point to U.S. higher education for Latinas and Latinos who later earned doctorate degrees. However, I show that in the first decade of the 21st century, large percentages of doctorates originated at public universities and community colleges. I suggest that since the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Doctoral Degrees, Public Colleges, Community Colleges
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Koppich, Julia E.; Esch, Camille – Educational Policy, 2012
This article examines the shift in the locus of decision-making authority across more than 25 years of policy efforts to improve teaching effectiveness. Previously the province of local government, states assumed the lion's share of authority for teaching policy during the 1980s and 1990s. As states and the federal government rose to education…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Local Government, Federal Government, Educational Policy
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Wery, Jessica J.; Cullinan, Douglas – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2013
This article examines definitions state education agencies use to describe the federal education disability called "emotional disturbance." State definitions were collected so that various aspects of them could be analyzed and compared with results of similar studies completed in the 1970s and 1980s. Among results are that state definitions have…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, State Policy, Definitions, State Regulation
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This paper critically analyses key educational policy documents produced by the World Bank mainly from the mid-1980s to 2010 with regard to implementing major educational projects in Nepal. Using critical policy sociology as a methodological tool, the paper explores how a small Himalayan nation with per capita income of about US$730 (2014) plunged…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Sociology
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Barton, Paul E. – Education and Urban Society, 1981
Proposes federal vocational education policies, emphasizing: (1) public education, business and labor cooperation; (2) educational needs of students; (3) joint school-employer instruction; (4) better local-level market information; (5) facilitation of youth school-work transition; (6) aid in occupational adjustment and aid for upgrading employer's…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Job Training, Public Policy
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Zhao, Xu – Berkeley Review of Education, 2016
In the late 1980s, the Chinese government instituted massive educational reforms to promote competition between schools and between students. By the late 1990s, however, educational reforms shifted to regulating and reducing competition in primary and secondary education. Why did a rapid policy swing occur? What was the rationale for the policy…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Development, Educational Change, Policy Analysis
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Connors-Tadros, Lori; Gardner, Madelyn – State Education Standard, 2018
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) convened its Task Force on Early Childhood Education in the larger context of educational reform of the 1980s, which was characterized by two competing perspectives. One focused on state-mandated testing and increased graduation requirements, in response to the alarm sounded by the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Social Change, Economic Impact
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Savage, Glenn C.; O'Connor, Kate – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
This paper provides a comparative analysis of national curriculum reforms in Australia and the USA, set against the backdrop of global trends since the 1980s. The analysis is driven by an interest in the reconstitution of national policy spaces in global times, and draws particularly upon Stephen Carney's notion of "global policy-scapes"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, Global Approach
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Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
As international standards are continually publicized, countries across the globe have adapted educational policies to meet the demands of the global market, which has led to much emphasis on specific subjects and teaching methods. Although modern educational policies tend to focus on rhetoric about inclusion, systematic segregation remains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Kauppinen, Ilkka – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2014
The restructuring of European higher education (EHE) since the 1980s is a widely studied subject. However, this paper argues that previous studies have paid insufficient attention to the role of transnational policy-making groups in this complex and multilevel process. This argument is supported by focusing on how the European Round Table of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Educational Change, Industry
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Black, Stephen – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
This article contrasts educational discourses and their associated policy and practice in the field of adult literacy in two sociopolitical eras in Australia: firstly, the social-democratic era that describes the beginnings of adult literacy as a distinct educational field from the late 1970s, and in particular the 1980s; and secondly, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Adult Literacy, Politics of Education
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Warhol, Larisa – Language Policy, 2012
This research explores the development of landmark federal language policy in the United States: the Native American Languages Act of 1990/1992 (NALA). Overturning more than two centuries of United States American Indian policy, NALA established the federal role in preserving and protecting Native American languages. Indigenous languages in the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, American Indians, Official Languages, Public Policy
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Aslan, Gülay – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2014
Neo-liberal policies have been affecting in waves all public services in Turkey since 1980s. The most affected institutions in this process were education in general and the higher education institutions in particular. This article consists of two dimensions. In the first dimension, the process, in which the neo-liberal policies started with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Liang, Weihong – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
Since the 2000s, China has explicitly dealt with human rights education (HRE) in education at all levels. This article investigates China's policies, curricula, and practices of HRE in Chinese secondary schools. Data were drawn mainly from policy documents, textbooks, and interviews with school staff. Findings reveal a difference in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education
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Barndt, Deborah; Erickson, Kris – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter offers an intergenerational reflection on the production of photostories in the Toronto-based Moment Project of the 1980s, considering how its features of co-creation, creative forms, and critical social content could be reinvented with the new digital media forms integral to today's social movements.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Social Action, Cooperative Learning
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