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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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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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Warren, Earl – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
This article explains the court decision on the "Brown v. Board of Education" lawsuit. In this case, there are findings that the Negro and white schools involved have been equalized, or are being equalized, with respect to buildings, curricula, qualifications and salaries of teachers, and other "tangible" factors. The Court…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Legislation, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities
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Chapman, Thandeka K. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2005
Much of the scholarship on urban children and families has focused on ways to increase the involvement of parents of colour in the education of their children. However, these suggestions for increasing parental involvement ignore the long tradition of activism in the courts as families have fought through the legal system for equal educational…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Court Litigation, Activism, Parent Participation
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Yu, Tianlong – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2006
This article examines the political rationale of the "model minority" stereotype about Asian Americans and its ramifications on education. Created by white elites in the 1960s as a device of political control, the model minority stereotype continues to serve the larger conservative restoration in American society today. By…
Descriptors: Race, Stereotypes, Minority Groups, Equal Education
Jones, Phillip E., Ed. – 1978
A historical perspective on several issues related to the development of equal opportunity in higher education is presented in these speeches. Six authors address the following issues: (1) the black college in historical perspective (Stephen Wright); (2) the development of equal opportunity in relation to historical patterns in higher education…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Achievement Tests, Black Education, Black Students
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Howe, Kenneth R. – American Educational Research Journal, 1992
Considers the general meaning of equal educational opportunity and its meaning in the context of specific policies, with an eye toward providing a philosophically grounded examination of equal educational opportunity as it applies to multicultural education. Describes how progressive liberal educational theory can meet the challenges of…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Educational Change
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Doyle, Jennifer Lee – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Recent research indicates students of low socioeconomic status (SES) who participate in the arts have better social and academic outcomes than those who do not participate in arts instruction. Because many students in urban areas are from low SES, music instruction could be particularly beneficial. However, because of various factors, enrollment…
Descriptors: Music Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Opportunities
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Kim, Joon K. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2005
In the first U.S. Supreme Court case concerning affirmative action in higher education (Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1978), the splintered court decided that racial diversity serves a compelling state interest, allowing public institutions to count race as one of many diversity factors for admission. Due to the illusive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Affirmative Action, Court Litigation
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento. – 1977
As the public segments of postsecondary education begin a second decade of efforts to achieve equal educational opportunity in California, plans are announced in this report to expand opportunities for ethnic minorities, women, and low-income students. The commission stresses the need for intersegmental cooperation in working toward this goal.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Educational Demand, Educational Opportunities
Malach, Alyson – 2001
This document is intended to help learning organizations and practitioners meet the needs of their black and minority ethnic adult students. The introduction explains how the guide was developed and discusses the concept of "color blindness." The next six sections examine the following topics: (1) social and economic issues; (2)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Blacks
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2004
2004 was a special year in America's longstanding efforts to provide equal educational opportunity for all people. It marked the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education", which declared racially segregated schools to be unconstitutional. 2004 also marked the 40th Anniversary of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Racial Segregation, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Discrimination
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. – 1970
This document presents the papers delivered at a College Scholarship Service colloquium which focused on the problem of providing financial support for higher education of disadvantaged students. The papers are: "The Financing of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education: The Problem and the Urgency," by Stephen J. Wright; "Equality of Opportunity and…
Descriptors: Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Opportunities, Federal Aid
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Fennimore, Beatrice S. – Teachers College Record, 2005
In this article, I use perspective gained from 18 years of experience as an urban public school parent between 1978 and 1996 to provide insights into "Brown" at 50. Through description of two public conflicts over special choice programs in the school districts where my family and I lived during those years, I analyze the emergent issues of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, School Choice, Racial Discrimination
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