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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
The expectation that schools resuscitate civic virtues and create a vibrant civic and public sphere competes with a more powerful contemporary demand on schools, namely, that they generate equal opportunity and mobility, especially for poor and minority youth. This equal opportunity is framed solely in the context of grades on standardized tests.…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Civics, Equal Education, Academic Achievement
Benjamin, Roger – Council for Aid to Education, 2016
There is much to discuss, and debate, about the sources and effects of inequality on economic growth and social mobility, and the relationship between education and economic growth. However, an undergraduate degree from a highly selective and elite college gives students a strong advantage in gaining employment in jobs that promise greater…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Kilinc, Sultan; Farrand, Kathleen; Chapman, Kathryn; Kelley, Michael; Millinger, Jenny; Adams, Korbi – British Journal of Special Education, 2017
This study examines how the Early Years Educators at Play (EYEPlay) professional development (PD) programme supported inclusive learning settings for all children, including English language learners and students with disabilities. The EYEPlay PD model is a year-long programme that integrates drama strategies into literacy practices within…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Literacy, Drama, Faculty Development
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
Is public education equitable and does it provide an equal opportunity to all children and youths? Equity in public school funding is a critical issue facing all communities and has been addressed by the courts in all but five states. A key focus is on funding gaps between rich and poor school districts. Recently, attention has turned to the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Public Schools, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation
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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Sardoc, Mitja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The present paper examines some of the tensions, problems and challenges associated with claims for equality of opportunity (the fairness argument). The introductory part identifies three separate forms of justification for public education, including the argument associated with equality of opportunity. Part II examines in detail two questions…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Cultural Differences, Social Justice, Public Education
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Superfine, Benjamin Michael – Review of Educational Research, 2010
Judicial decisions focusing on equal educational opportunity involve significant issues of educational governance and often involve explicit questions about the extent to which authority to make educational decisions should be centralized or decentralized across various institutions and entities. This review aims at clarifying scholars'…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Desegregation, School Choice, Courts
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McDermott, Kathryn A.; Nygreen, Kysa – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Since the 1990s, a growing number of urban schools have gained attention for their distinctive approach to academics and character education. These schools, most of them charters, share the stated goals of closing the racial achievement gap and preparing all of their students for college. In this article, we identify common elements of their…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Urban Schools
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Elliott, Stephen N.; Kurz, Alexander; Tindal, Gerald; Yel, Nedim – Remedial and Special Education, 2017
We examined instructional processes in classrooms where students with and without disabilities received mathematics instruction to understand the relationship among key instructional process variables and achievement as measured by interim and end-of-year summative assessments. Teachers (N = 78) completed instructional logs daily and administered…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Summative Evaluation, Special Education
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Miller, Rhonda D.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2014
How to address the educational needs of students with limited English proficiency (LEP) is a particularly challenging and often controversial endeavor. Failure to address the needs of students with LEP often results in denial of meaningful educational opportunities and leads to disproportionate representation in special education programs. This…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency, Legal Responsibility, Educational Needs
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Lander, Vini; Santoro, Ninetta – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
This qualitative study investigated the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) teacher educators in England and Australia working within the predominantly white space of the academy. Data analysis was informed by a multidimensional theoretical framework drawing on Critical Race Theory, whiteness and Puwar's concept of the Space Invader.…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience, Minority Group Teachers, Blacks
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Quaresma, Maria Luísa – Schools: Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, I aim to analyze the perceptions regarding excellence shared by students of high-performing public schools in Santiago de Chile and simultaneously to reflect on the way in which they experience it, inside and outside of school. Through the analysis of 24 focus groups conducted in six schools, I conclude that students share…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, High Achievement, Public Schools
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Strathdee, Rob; Cooper, Grant – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Reform of vocational education and training policy (VET) in New Zealand has been underpinned by the view that VET can contribute more to equal opportunity by creating more meaningful and rewarding pathways into employment, and by neutralising the influence of background factors on achievement. While the reforms have succeeded in some respects,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Wagner, Daniel A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Children around the world, especially in low-income countries, lack equal opportunities to develop the early skills on which school-based learning takes place. Indeed, global data show that there are hundreds of millions of children with very low reading scores, even after many of them have gone to school for two or more years. Current research…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy, Language of Instruction
Stevens, Katharine B.; McShane, Michael Q.; Kelly, Andrew P.; Hess, Frederick M. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2015
Above all else, the American creed is one of liberty and opportunity. In the 21st century, whether the topic is economic opportunity, responsible citizenship, or political engagement, the role of education is more significant than ever before. That means political and civic leaders committed to a vision of opportunity--and especially to equal…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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