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Delarue, Steven; De Caluwe, Johan – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2015
Flanders, the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, is experiencing growing intra- and interlingual diversity. On the intralingual level, Tussentaal ("in-between-language") has emerged as a cluster of intermediate varieties between the Flemish dialects and Standard Dutch, gradually becoming "the" colloquial language. At the…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Indo European Languages, Native Language, Foreign Countries
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Hallström, Jonas; Elvstrand, Helene; Hellberg, Kristina – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2015
In the new Swedish curriculum for the preschool (2010) technology education is emphasized as one of the most significant pedagogical areas to work with. The aim of this article is to investigate how girls and boys explore and learn technology as well as how their teachers frame this in free play in two Swedish preschools. The study is inspired by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
Wilson, Vernon – Education Canada, 2013
A conversation with a John Howard Society volunteer prompts the author to reflect on how to improve educational opportunities for his incarcerated Aboriginal peers. He relates his personal experience of completing an undergraduate degree while in prison, highlighting the ways in which the prison environment has shaped his learning process. After…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Jacobs, George; Seow, Peter – Online Submission, 2014
This paper describes eight principles that can be used to promote cooperative interactions among students working in online environments. The principles derive from a well-established approach to education, known variously as cooperative learning and collaborative learning. Each principle is explained as to what it means, why it is important and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Principles
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Jenkins, Louise – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Australia is currently responding to an international trend that encourages social inclusion and the provision of equal opportunity for all. In a climate that is encouraging and supporting social inclusion, it can be enriching to look back at Australia's history and consider the benefits that have been gained in a previous era when people were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Opera, Musical Composition
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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
Cooper, Lisa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The initial purpose of this study was to utilize the Higher Education and Students with Physical Disabilities Survey (HESPDS) to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of students with physical disabilities regarding the extent to which private, residential colleges and universities provide access and equal opportunity. The significance…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Physical Disabilities
Moore, Sandra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Commonwealth of Kentucky was identified in the Adams v Richardson case as one of the nineteen states that were cited for providing separate but equal education for black and white students in higher education. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) required the state of Kentucky to develop a voluntary desegregation plan for its state institutions to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational History, Colleges, School Desegregation
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Brodin, Jane – Improving Schools, 2010
Opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in school on equal conditions as others are often stressed, while reality shows that many children with disabilities are still segregated. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been highlighted as a tool for communication and inclusion for children with disabilities but from…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Assistive Technology, Special Needs Students
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Lopez, Alexis A.; Pooler, Emilie; Linquanti, Robert – ETS Research Report Series, 2016
English learners (ELs) require access to appropriate instructional services that match their strengths and needs to have an equal opportunity to achieve the same academic standards as other students. If ELs are not properly identified and classified, they may be excluded from services that would better help them meet high academic standards, and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Classification, Student Needs, Needs Assessment
Grodsky, Eric, Ed.; Kurlaender, Michal, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
This timely book examines issues pertaining to equal opportunity--affirmative action, challenges to it, and alternatives for improving opportunities for underrepresented groups--in higher education today. Its starting point is California's Proposition 209, which ended race-based affirmative action in public education and the workplace in 1996. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Demography, Student Diversity, Affirmative Action
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Brown Henderson, Cheryl; Brown, Steven M. – Journal of School Choice, 2016
This article illustrates the historic relationship between the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision and the school choice movement. It will discuss the immediate push back to Brown particularly from Southern states that were resistant to desegregating public schools; a move that would provide African-American parents with educational…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Change, Court Litigation, Resistance to Change
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Hjörne, Eva – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Access to public education that provides equal opportunities for all is a democratic right for every person living in Sweden. In addition, every child should as far as possible be included in the mainstream school. An official story that is taken for granted in Sweden is that an extremely low proportion of children are in need of special support,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Jean-Sigur, Raynice; Bell, Douglas; Kim, Yanghee – Childhood Education, 2016
Many early learning settings are more culturally diverse than ever before. Due to widespread migration, early learning classrooms now include students from a rich variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. One classroom may contain students from a dozen countries and even more cultural experiences. To produce conscientious and creative global…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Global Approach, Global Education
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Gagnon, Douglas J.; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Completing Advanced Placement (AP) coursework is an important part of the selective college admissions process, and access to AP coursework can be viewed as a measure of equal opportunity. Relatively little research has fully examined how access to AP coursework is mediated by school characteristics. Rural schools are at a particular disadvantage…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Rural Schools, Success, Institutional Characteristics
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