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Dalanon, Junhel; Matsuka, Yoshizo – Online Submission, 2018
Comparable to the history of dentistry in other countries, the dental practice in the Philippines began as a crude craft. The first tooth pullers were barber surgeons and were known as sacamuelas during the Spanish occupation. The first special course resembling that of dentistry in the country was offered by the University of Santo Tomas and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dentistry, Medical Education, Educational History
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Morissette, Yves-Marie – Journal of Legal Education, 2002
Describes the bijural program of McGill University Faculty of Law. The program educates all first-degree law students in both the common law and civil law traditions, preparing them for the increasing globalization of legal practice. (EV)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Legal Education (Professions)
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Shuibat, Mohammad; Abu Samra, Mahmoud; Shuibat, Nida – World Journal of Education, 2015
This paper presents a historical background of the Palestinian education. It outlines a theoretical basis for the development of Human Rights Regimes. The paper tackles the views of some philosophers like Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Kant who laid down the foundations for the development of Human Rights Regimes. The paper illustrates that Human…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Civil Rights, Universities, Foreign Countries
US Department of Justice, 2015
Forty years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that in order for public schools to comply with their legal obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), they must take affirmative steps to ensure that students with limited English proficiency (LEP) can meaningfully participate in their educational…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Limited English Speaking, Parents, Civil Rights
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Russo, Charles J. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2009
A key concern of educational leaders in faith-based schools is their ability to hire faculty members who support institutional missions. Insofar as the American legal system protects the rights of leaders in faith-based schools to hire those who share in school goals, this article is divided into three substantive sections. The first section…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Laws, Court Litigation, Employment Practices
Trump, Kenneth S. – District Administration, 2011
Bullying has captured the news headlines and the attention of legislators, educators, and special interest advocates over the past three years at a greater rate. High-profile teen suicides have raised questions about the role bullying may have played in student deaths. School administrators and safety officials agree that bullying is a serious…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Safety, News Reporting, Program Development
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Wechsler, Henry; Kuh, George; Davenport, Andrea E. – NASPA Journal, 2009
The purpose of this study is to compare the drinking and associated behavior of fraternity and sorority members to that of nonmembers. The project is national in scope, and its results can help determine whether public perceptions of alcohol use by students affiliated with Greek social organizations are warranted. This study will also lend some…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Health Behavior, College Students, Drinking
US Department of Justice, 2012
Passed by Congress on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 bars sex discrimination in education programs and activities offered by entities receiving federal financial assistance. In the 40 years since its enactment, Title IX has improved access to educational opportunities for millions of students, helping to ensure that no…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Calbom, Linda M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
In this statement, the author discusses the results of the work that the members of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions requested on school bullying. It is estimated that millions of American youths have been bullied by their peers, including physical, verbal, and electronic attacks. The author's statement is based on a report…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Bullying, Incidence, Civil Rights Legislation
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2010
Federal officials are getting the word out that addressing racial disparities in school discipline is a high priority, and they plan to use "disparate-impact analysis" in enforcing school discipline cases--a legal course of action that some civil rights lawyers contend was neglected under the administration of President George W. Bush. In…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Discipline, Court Litigation, Lawyers
Rodkey, Justin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education (The United States Department of Justice, n.d.). Although Title IX was enacted over 45 years ago, college athletic departments remain non-compliant with the law (U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 2016; Women's Law…
Descriptors: College Athletics, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty
Gettelman, Alan – American School & University, 2009
School and university restrooms, locker and shower rooms have specific ADA accessibility requirements that serve the needs of staff, students and campus visitors who are disabled as a result of injury, illness or age. Taking good care of them is good for the reputation of a sensitive community institution, and fosters positive public relations.…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Guidelines, Sanitary Facilities
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Presents a glossary of civil law terms originally compiled for journalists by the American Bar Association. Defines many essential civil law concepts and practices including compensatory damages, jurisdiction, motion to dismiss, discovery, and remedy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Definitions
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Schraven, Jodie; Jolly, Jennifer L. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
This paper seeks to specifically focus on the evolution of civil rights case law and legislation as it pertains to educating students with disabilities, specifically the often implemented but poorly understood Section 504 provisions. The purpose of this paper is to examine historical influences that precipitated the implementation of Section 504…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Nix-Hodes, Patricia; Heybach, Laurene M. – Critical Questions in Education, 2014
While the intent of the federal and state homeless education laws is clear, securing the educational rights of students without housing has been a long legal and political struggle in Chicago and Illinois. Education for students experiencing homelessness is a continuation of the civil rights struggle for equality in education and educational…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Educational Legislation
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