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Kraftl, Peter – Research in Education, 2018
This article outlines and critically reflects upon four tensions--framed as "double-binds'--in new materialist scholarship on childhood and education. Firstly, I tackle arguments about data and the role of the researcher in studies of education, which I reframe as a question of intentionality. Secondly, I critically consider debates about the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Philosophy, Data, Educational Researchers
Craven, Heather – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2016
The change to the ACRL Framework from a set of standards that was created in 2000 has been the subject of much debate. The impact on community colleges is considered in this opinion piece.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Libraries, Library Associations, Information Literacy
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Ali, Azad; Smith, David – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2014
This paper presents a debate between two faculty members regarding the teaching of the legacy programming course (COBOL) in a Computer Science (CS) program. Among the two faculty members, one calls for the continuation of teaching this language and the other calls for replacing it with another modern language. Although CS programs are notorious…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Information Technology, Computer Science Education, Comparative Analysis
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Cridland-Hughes, Susan – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
This study examines critical literacy and the intersections of oral, aural, written, and performative literate practices in City Debate, an afterschool program dedicated to providing debate instruction to students in a major Southeastern city. Previous research into definitions and beliefs about literacy in an urban debate program over its twenty…
Descriptors: Social Action, Debate, Educational Practices, Critical Literacy
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Parra, Juan David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article draws on the case of academic work produced by Colombian scholars, to address the debate on the persistent failure of policy efforts to improve school effectiveness. Realist meta-theory plays a significant role in this research, because it provides a general framework to identify ontological problems and inconsistencies in empirical…
Descriptors: Realism, School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory
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Baker, Bernadette M.; Saari, Antti – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper offers an overview of contemporary inscriptions of mindfulness, their conditions of possibility, and examples of the braining of mind on which contemporary neuro-meets-contemplative turns are dependent. We examine key nineteenth-century events integral to the formation of Biologies Old, in which historic debates over "the death of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Brain, World Views, Biology
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Felder, Franziska – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2018
In recent years inclusion has become one of the most dominant values and objectives in education. However, there is still considerable disagreement concerning the theoretical concept of inclusion and its normative implications. This article suggests an understanding of inclusion that first differentiates analytically between societal and communal…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Educational Practices
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Poon, OiYan A.; Segoshi, Megan S. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Few studies have focused on the role of Asian Americans in influencing how race is understood in affirmative action debates. However, accounting for the complicating presence of Asian Americans in the racial politics of affirmative action has become increasingly important. Informed by racial formation theory, this critical discourse analysis of…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Affirmative Action, Racial Factors, Ideology
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Hills, Peter Matthew – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This article argues that deliberative theory provides an important contribution in the debate about the legitimacy of an Islamic influence within the British education system. The contribution is a timely one, in light of the tendency to view issues involving Islam and Muslims through the distorting prism of Islamophobia. The contribution of…
Descriptors: Islam, Religion, Fear, Ethics
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McKinney, Stephen J.; Conroy, James C. – Comparative Education, 2015
Catholic schools in Scotland have been fully state-funded since the 1918 Education (Scotland) Act. Under this Act, 369 contemporary Catholic schools are able to retain their distinctive identity and religious education and the teachers have to be approved by the Catholic hierarchy. Similar to the position of other forms of state-funded and…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries
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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Bakker, Nelleke – History of Education, 2014
This paper addresses the question of whether the political debate concerning comprehensive schooling in the Netherlands between 1965 and 1979 was obscured by incompatible meanings of the concept of "equal opportunity". On the basis of an analysis of ministerial plans and parliamentary debates the conclusion is drawn that Dutch…
Descriptors: Educational History, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries
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Benucci, Heather – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Debates remain popular in English language courses, and this activity gives students a low-stress opportunity to develop their speaking debating skills. This lesson plan is appropriate for upper intermediate or advanced students. Goals of the activity are to present an oral argument using evidence and use functional language related to agreeing,…
Descriptors: Debate, Persuasive Discourse, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Cain, Tim; Chapman, Arthur – Curriculum Journal, 2014
Recent public discussions of curriculum and pedagogy that have accompanied the English National Curriculum review have been structured around clichéd dichotomies that generate more heat than light and that, as Robin Alexander has argued, reduce complex educational debates to oppositional and incompatible slogans. This paper begins by exploring the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music Education, History Instruction, Criticism
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Jeong, Allan; Liu, Zhichun – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2017
Because prior beliefs can affect how people argue and respond to controversial claims, in this study we examined how patterns in students' responses posted in online debates were associated with students' initial positions on given claims prior to debate. Students that held initial opposing positions to the claim exhibited the tendency to respond…
Descriptors: Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion, Critical Thinking
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Richards, Colin – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
The Ofsted report Bold Beginnings was met with virulent opposition from the early years community. It tried to foreclose, rather than open up, debate about the Reception year; its wording was particularly incendiary. Almost a year on, straws in the wind suggest that the community's reaction was justified and that a battle for the soul of Reception…
Descriptors: Reports, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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