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Mahieu, Paul; Clycq, Noel – School Leadership & Management, 2007
This article focuses on the good practices in three primary schools in the city of Antwerp, Belgium. First we start with a walk through the Flemish educational system and sum up the legislation concerned. After that we give a detailed overview of the pupil population of the three schools selected. Finally, the data from the interviews are analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Instructional Leadership, Equal Education
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Gordon, June A. – Race, Ethnicity & Education, 2006
The "Burakumin," a culturally defined minority group among ethnic Japanese, face continued discrimination even as effective national policies and programs offering educational and social equity are terminated. Based on interviews and conversations in Japan with activist educators, teachers and administrators, the schooling for children…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Social Discrimination
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Alexiu, Teodor Mircea; Sorde, Teresa – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2011
Racism in Europe is an ongoing reality that shapes many people's everyday lives. Diversity is often perceived as a barrier to social cohesion or educational success. These discourses are very often translated into measures that tend to assimilate or segregate those with a migrant or minority background. In this article, drawing from the results of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Racial Relations
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Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory – Elementary School Journal, 2008
We address issues of science curriculum for nonmainstream students--students of color, students learning English as a new language, and students from low-income families--who are often concentrated in urban schools. First, we describe a theoretical framework for equitable learning opportunities with nonmainstream students. Building on this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Urban Schools, Research and Development, Curriculum Design
Goffney, Imani Dominique – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Many scholars have studied the problem of persistent inequitable educational opportunities and outcomes in the U.S. They have presented analyses of the causes of these inequities and proposed solutions ranging from increasing school funding to studying participation structures in classrooms. This dissertation takes the perspective that inequities…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Opportunities, Minority Groups, Mathematics Instruction
Johnson, David, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2008
It is 40 years since Coombs (1967) first drew attention to the World Education Crisis, and specifically problems in the educational systems of countries in the developing world. Today, many of these problems remain, and are most visible in the educational systems of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. A large number of children remain out of school…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Democracy, Knowledge Level, Educational Change
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Maruatona, Tonic – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2015
In spite of its overall economic success, most citizens living in the remote areas of Botswana face poverty and are unemployed. The article argues that minority communities in remote areas are excluded because education programs use unfamiliar languages and de-contextualized curricula, there is no national qualifications framework to sufficiently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Social Justice, Minority Groups