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Kundu, Anindya – Educational Leadership, 2018
If students from all backgrounds and advantages were given equal opportunity to succeed, how would this change our schools? Anindya Kundu examines two New York City schools--Medgar Evers College Prep and The James Baldwin School--and how their energized school culture contributes to the success of all students. By leading with consistency,…
Descriptors: School Culture, Success, Administrator Role, Role Models
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Johnson, David Cassels; Stephens, Crissa; Nelson, Joan Johnston; Johnson, Eric J. – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
This article considers the impact of the "Lau v. Nichols" Supreme Court decision on the education of English learners in Washington State, US In particular, we focus on the most popular educational program in the state, Sheltered English Instruction. We first examine how intertextual links to various policy texts and discourses shape…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Young, Alys – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
This article examines sustainability, equality, and sign language in terms of parents' and families' journeys to construct, deconstruct, and discover meanings through their experience of having a deaf child. Discussion is confined to hearing parents with deaf children, and the chapter focuses on two issues: (a) deafness or being d/Deaf and (b)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sustainability, Sign Language, Parent Role
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Bayar, M. Furkan; Kurt, Murat; Hasiloglu, M. Akif – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The FATIH project is a project put in place by a protocol signed between the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Transport in order to obtain the highest level of efficiency and equal opportunities in education and training activities. Today, remote education applications have become compulsory in order to reach the rapidly changing…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Video Technology, Multimedia Materials, Content Analysis
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Bremm, Nina; Racherbäumer, Kathrin – Improving Schools, 2018
Drawing upon a broad concept of inclusion, the first section of this article is dedicated to a critical discussion of the principle of "equal opportunities," which currently dominates the social justice discourse in Germany. Specifically, this section examines how far this principle, which focuses on the role of the individual in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Talent
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Paananen, Maiju; Lipponen, Lasse – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In this paper, we consider pedagogical quality particularly as equal opportunities for participating in decision-making in preschool. Relying on Ferraris' [2013. "Documentality: Why it is necessary to leave traces." New York: Fordham University Press] theory of Documentality, we demonstrate how pedagogical documentation can contribute to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education
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Elofsson, Jessica; Englund Bohm, Anna; Jeppsson, Catarina; Samuelsson, Joakim – Education 3-13, 2018
In order to give all children equal opportunities in school, methods to prevent early differences are needed. The overall aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two structured teaching methods: Math in Action, characterised by physical activity and music, and common numerical activities. Children (28 girls, 25 boys) were…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Preschool Education, Physical Activities, Music Activities
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Hanselman, Paul – Sociology of Education, 2018
Are equal educational opportunities sufficient to narrow long-standing economic and racial inequalities in achievement? In this article, I test the hypothesis that poor and minority students benefit less from effective elementary school teachers than do their nonpoor and white peers, thus exacerbating inequalities. I use administrative data from…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students
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Alamyar, Mariam – College and University, 2018
In Afghanistan, the education system from primary school to higher education has faced longstanding problems related to access, quality, limited resources, and equal opportunity. The nation is one of the most impoverished, ravaged, and beleaguered in the world. Since 2001 and the collapse of the Taliban, both the government and the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Politics of Education, War
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Martinez, Luis R.; Boucaud, Dwayne W.; Casadevall, Arturo; August, Avery – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
We report the outcomes of a survey of underrepresented minorities (URMs) in life science academic (e.g., faculty) and nonacademic (e.g., research-related) positions seeking to ascertain variables that contribute to their success (e.g., favorable or desired outcome). Given that they had positions in research careers, all respondents were presumed…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Disproportionate Representation, Biological Sciences, Success
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Jokinen, Markku – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Full participation is one of the general principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for enabling the enjoyment of human rights. This concept cuts across all issues in the Convention, and is a specific obligation of states/parties that have ratified the Convention document. Other general principles…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Sustainability, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Erixon Arreman, Inger; Dovemark, Marianne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Under a recent national curriculum reform in Sweden within a highly decentralised, competitive, and marketised education system, access to post-16 education is restricted. In this study, we map and analyse the early onset of new preparatory programmes. We draw on interviews with local politicians and school staff in six different municipalities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Interviews, School Statistics
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Canales, Andrea; Webb, Andrew – Comparative Education Review, 2018
This article focuses on observed achievement differentials between indigenous and non-indigenous students in Chile. Using national test score data, it confirms the findings from previous literature that ethnic gaps in educational achievement exist, though they are small and to a large extent explained by family socioeconomic status. The results…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, American Indian Students
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Tymms, Peter; Merrell, Christine; Bailey, Katharine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
This paper investigates the impact of effective schooling in the 1st year of elementary school on later academic outcomes and equal educational opportunity. A large longitudinal dataset from England was used to estimate the importance of the 1st year of elementary school for academic outcomes up to age 16. Multilevel models, controlling for…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Academic Achievement, Secondary Education
Manuel, Nicolau Nkiawete; Johnson, David Cassels – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
Portuguese is the mother tongue for many Angolans yet a majority continue to use African languages in everyday interactions and schools struggle to provide equal educational opportunities for students whose first language is not Portuguese. Recognizing this challenge, the Angolan government has created a language policy that will introduce six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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