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Chism, Kahlil – Social Education, 2005
This article discusses the constitutional amendment process. Although the process is not described in great detail, Article V of the United States Constitution allows for and provides instruction on amending the Constitution. While the amendment process currently consists of six steps, the Constitution is nevertheless quite difficult to change.…
Descriptors: Social Problems, War, Drinking, United States History
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Gallegos Anda, Carlos E. – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
In 2008, Ecuador reformed its Constitution after a prolonged period of economic, social and political crises. The momentary rupturing of power structures, that had limited political participation to small clusters of elites, opened participatory spaces for historically marginalised social groups to engage in the process of constitutional drafting.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Citizen Participation, Political Attitudes
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Ciocchetti, Corey – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2014
This article represents background material that can be used e along with the "United States v. Windsor" case to teach Constitutional Law (particularly federalism, due process, and equal protection) and the legal debate surrounding same-sex marriage in America. Professors may assign it as background reading before or after a…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Marriage, Homosexuality
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Anderson, James D. – Educational Researcher, 2015
This article examines the historical relationship between political power and the pursuit of education and social equality from the Reconstruction era to the present. The chief argument is that education equality is historically linked to and even predicated on equal political power, specifically, equal access to the franchise and instruments of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Equal Education, Political Power, Voting
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Meyer, Heinz-Dieter; Bratge, Katrina – Peabody Journal of Education, 2011
In this article, we consider a series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that place public school students under an expansive shield of constitutional rights while often hampering the ability of administrators to engage in flexible and creative conflict resolution in the context of the school's mission. The court's readiness to adjudicate a large range…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Grade 8, Conflict Resolution
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Webb, Derwin L. – Journal of Law and Education, 1997
Participation in sports, in some instances, is considered a right which grants students the opportunity to be involved in extracurricular activities. Discusses the potential violation of home-schooled students' constitutional due process and equal protection rights and the pertinent laws regarding students and their ability to participate in…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Due Process, Equal Protection, Extracurricular Activities
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Khamzin, Amangeldy Sh.; Khamzina, Zhanna A.; Oryntayev, Zhambyl K.; Alshurazova, Raushan A.; Sherimkulova, Gulbanu D.; Yermukhametova, Saulegul R. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The study deals with a comprehensive analysis of constitutional fundamentals of state administration of the social sphere in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The content of the constitutional law social sphere institution is unfolded by means of the inter-sectoral analysis of legal regulations of which it consists and the inter-disciplinary study of…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Social Change, Social Systems, Foreign Countries
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McFarland, Mary – Social Education, 1989
Comments on the importance of the census to the constitutional process. Stresses the census' origin and the importance of the 1990 Census. Remarks on the involvement of the National Council for the Social Studies' (NCSS) efforts to increase educators awareness of the 1990 Census. (LS)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Constitutional History, Data Collection, Demography
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Fisher, Roy – Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, 2010
Further education (FE) colleges in England were statutorily "cut free" from local education authority (LEA) control in 1992. This article, however, primarily considers changes within FE in the 30 years before this "incorporation" of FE colleges, as well as debates that followed. It argues that the post-1992 changes were…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Emenaker, Ryan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
"Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Constitution" is an engaged-learning activity that has been conducted in 26 classes over the past four years. The activity teaches multiple themes commonly included in a variety of courses on American politics such as federalism, congressional powers, the role of the federal courts, and the relevance of the commerce…
Descriptors: Political Science, College Students, Educational Games, Legislators
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Veiga, Cynthia Greive – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
The objective of this article is to analyse the process of institutionalisation of public elementary schooling associated with the political organisation of the constitutional monarchy and the legislation regarding citizen rights and prerogatives in Brazil, especially in the province of Minas Gerais, during the nineteenth century. During this…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Illiteracy, Slavery, Foreign Countries
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Pittman, Keith A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Presents a lesson for secondary students where they learn about the historical forces that have shaped the U.S. Constitution through the amendment process, examine the constitutional amending process, and discuss the freedoms of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment. Includes three student handouts. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech
Johnson, T. Page – 1990
When the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution requires public school principals to follow procedural due process in suspension and expulsion cases, the Justices recognized a link between procedural due process and the fairness of effective discipline. This report reviews the constitutional due process required when public school officials…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Disabilities
McDaniel, Brenda J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this collective embedded qualitative case study was to examine the perspectives of three middle-aged independent-living African Americans who had participated in the process of advance care planning (ACP) and completed at least two advance directives (ADs), a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPAHC) and a Living Will (LW).…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adults, Midlife Transitions, Independent Living
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Levitt, Heidi M.; Ovrebo, Elin; Anderson-Cleveland, Mollie B.; Leone, Christina; Jeong, Jae Y.; Arm, Jennifer R.; Bonin, Beth P.; Cicala, John; Coleman, Rachel; Laurie, Anna; Vardaman, James M.; Horne, Sharon G. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2009
In the past few years, 26 states have changed their constitutions to restrict marriage to one man and one woman. There has been little research on the psychological effects of this political process on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people. In this qualitative project, 13 GLBT people were interviewed about their experience during…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Grounded Theory, Political Campaigns, Homosexuality
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