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Picciotto, Robert – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
The adversary evaluation model emerged in a context that favored democratic debate. It was successfully used in a variety of sectors following its inception, but it was abandoned once neo-liberal thinking and goal achievement approaches became dominant. It is time to give it a second chance. The judicial evaluation model (JEM) relies on human…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Models, Democracy, Justice
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Anthonissen, Christine – Applied Linguistics, 2020
Following a suggestion by Crosthwaite (2005) that autobiographical narratives can be viewed as organizational practices, this article turns attention to events of recalling and articulating personal histories of trauma produced during and after the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings of 1996-8. Witness testimonies at…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, Trauma, Resilience (Psychology)
Orleans, Jonathan B.; Allen, Michael Thad – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Title IX, a federal statute which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs receiving federal financial assistance, had its earliest impacts on intercollegiate athletics. But since the late 1990s, it has also been interpreted to prohibit sexual harassment in education. It is this aspect of the Title IX regulations that has received an…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Federal Legislation
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2022
Since schools have generally resumed full in-person services, the legal issues for students with disabilities include not only the continuing line of cases challenging the level and efficacy of services during the pandemic but also the potential disputes about implementation or nonimplementation of "compensatory services" per federal and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Legal Problems, Students with Disabilities
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Pitt, Penelope; Dullaghan, Kevin; Sutherland-Smith, Wendy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2021
Contract cheating is concerning educational institutions across the globe. Current knowledge of student perspectives on contract cheating is primarily informed by student surveys. Little is known about the student experience of being suspected of contract cheating and going through a formal university process. This study reports the findings of a…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Cheating, Integrity, College Students
Bateman, David; Cline, Jenifer – Council for Exceptional Children, 2021
School board members encounter a range of challenging issues as they provide oversight and strategic guidance for the school districts they represent. Some of the most daunting challenges can involve the education of students with disabilities. All children eligible for special education must be provided with a free and appropriate public…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Court Litigation
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Gándara, Denisa; Jones, Sosanya – Review of Higher Education, 2020
This study examines policy discourse surrounding a policy process to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the most significant federal policy concerning higher education, a decade following the previous reauthorization. Guided by the theory of social construction and policy design, we draw on data from 14 hours of deliberation in a congressional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation
Suchy, Carrie – Communique, 2019
The author became involved with the Washington State Association of School Psychologists' (WSASP) legislative advocacy work in 2013. At the time, WSASP was not actively engaged in legislative advocacy work, and was the smallest of many clients of a lobbyist paid to represent their interests. In that year, the Washington State Legislature proposed…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Professional Associations, Advocacy, State Legislation
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2021
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2020), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between February and August 2020. This bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from September 2020 to February 2021. [For the previous bulletin (v52 n2 2020), see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Hearings
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Henderson, Hayden M.; Andrews, Samantha J.; Lamb, Michael E. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2019
This study examined whether the implementation of Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act (1999) improved lawyers' questioning strategies when examining child witnesses in England. The government's Section 28 pilot study involved judges holding Ground Rules Hearings, during which restrictions and limitations were placed on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Court Litigation, Juvenile Justice
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Carr-Chellman, Ali – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2018
This study examines the uses of education experts in mass media broadcast outlets through content analysis to determine the reliance on pundits, political correspondents and educational experts. Utilizing Wimmer & Dominick's content analysis procedure, an examination of reporting related to DeVos' confirmation across media outlets were…
Descriptors: Expertise, Mass Media, Public Officials, Hearings
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Asen, Robert; Gent, Whitney – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2019
Participating in the growing scholarly attention to the roles of rhetoric and argumentation in policymaking, we examine how the use of research evidence operates in explicitly argumentative legislative hearings characterised by partisanship and polarisation. Conducting a rhetorical analysis of three legislative hearings in the US state of…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Policy Formation, Hearings, Legislation
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Perna, Laura W.; Orosz, Kata; Kent, Daniel C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This study uses critical discourse analysis to explain how legislators determine the role and contributions of academic researchers in Congressional legislative hearings. The discursive practices that legislators use serve to construct the social identity of academic witnesses, characterize witnesses' qualifications, solicit information from…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Government, Legislators, Power Structure
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Henderson, Hayden M.; Lamb, Michael E. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2019
This study examined whether the implementation of Section 28 (S28) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act and the introduction of mandatory ground rules hearings reduced the complexity of the questions English lawyers asked when examining child witnesses. This study compared cases with (n = 43) and without (n = 43) the S28 special measures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legislation, Hearings, Difficulty Level
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2020
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2019), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between February 2019 to July 2019. The following bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from August 2019 to January 2020. [For the previous bulletin (v51 n2 2019),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Parliamentary Procedures
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