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Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2009
The Supreme Court has played a crucial role in shaping education over ASBO International's first century of existence. Accordingly, this column, the first of two on the Supreme Court and education, inaugurates ASBO's centennial year with a retrospective look at key cases that were litigated in K-12 school settings around the issue of equal…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Desegregation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
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Yamada, Naomi C. F. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
In both China and in the United States, policies of "positive discrimination" were originally intended to lessen educational and economic inequalities, and to provide equal opportunities. As with affirmative action in the American context, China's "preferential policies" are broad-reaching, but are best known for taking ethnic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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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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Petrou, A.; Angelides, P.; Leigh, J. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2009
In recent years mounting evidence reveals that many children, for different reasons, do not receive equal opportunities for learning, and therefore are marginalised. However, despite the fact that many education systems have attempted to solve this problem and respond to the contemporary needs of all children by deploying a variety of policies for…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Mainstreaming
Rebell, Michael A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2008
By the end of fourth grade, African American and Latino students, are two years behind their wealthier, predominantly white peers in reading and math. By eighth grade, they have slipped three years behind, and by 12th grade, the gap is full four years. These are just two examples of the most alarming figures that threaten the educational equity of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Advantaged, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement
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Dahya, Negin; Jenson, Jennifer; Fong, Katrina – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
Few studies compare educational programming designed on principles of inclusive pedagogy and feminist practice for both girls and boys. Broadly defined, inclusive pedagogy refers to theory and practice in education that is adaptable and responsive to the intersections of difference (class, race, culture, gender, sexuality, ability) and aims to…
Descriptors: Video Games, Gender Differences, Feminism, Teaching Methods
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Saiti, Anna – School Leadership & Management, 2007
Using data derived from interviews with Greek school principals, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to investigate whether or not equitable access to schools is for all children; and (b) to determine the extent to which the Greek educational system, in particular, offers equal opportunities to immigrant students. The results showed that…
Descriptors: Justice, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Secondary Schools
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Sinkford, Jeanne C.; Valachovic, Richard W. – Journal of Dental Education, 2003
Explains the position of the American Dental Education Association regarding affirmative action, namely, that affirmative action represents the United States' longstanding principled and constitutional commitment to equal opportunity for all citizens. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Dental Schools, Higher Education
Spatig-Amerikaner, Ary – Center for American Progress, 2012
In 1954 the Supreme Court declared that public education is "a right which must be made available to all on equal terms." That landmark decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" stood for the proposition that the federal government would no longer allow states and municipalities to deny equal educational opportunity to a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, African American Students, Racial Segregation, White Students
Gill, Wanda E. – Online Submission, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) reviewed and responded to the EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office] African American Workgroup Report. The BIG ED Chapter considered whether: There is any evidence indicating that the number and percentage of African Americans employed by any federal government…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Public Agencies
Fontaine, Haroldo A. – Multicultural Education, 2010
In this article, the author considers three of today's pre-service teachers who have each watched the World Trade Center towers collapse on broadcast television, viewed the film "Hidalgo," and participated in subsequent interviews regarding the movie. Specifically, the author wants to examine the extent to which the pre-service teachers in this…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
National Science Foundation, 2011
This report provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information source. It offers no endorsement of or recommendations about policies or programs. National Science Foundation reporting on…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Biological Sciences, Astronomy, Chemistry
Minnesota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, St. Paul. – 2001
This report contains information received at a public fact finding meeting held in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1999. The meeting examined equal opportunity conditions for minority residents in Moorhead, noting possible disparities in four areas: income and employment, education, public safety, and housing and public accommodation. To buttress the data…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Zwick, Rebecca – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
In this essay, Rebecca Zwick confronts the controversy surrounding the use of standardized tests in college admissions. She examines the degree to which the SAT and its lesser known cousin, the ACT, limit access to college, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities, and considers two alternative admissions policies that do not involve tests:…
Descriptors: Class Rank, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards
National Science Foundation, 2009
"Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering" provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information source; it offers no endorsement of or recommendations…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Employment, Females, Disabilities
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