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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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Çobanoglu, Fatma – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The moulds of masculinity and femininity determined by society are not only determinants of the way in which individuals behave in society, but also determinants of the production and distribution of the resources. The steady development of societies can be achieved when men and women have the equal power with equal opportunities and resources to…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Females, Gender Bias, Sex Fairness
Noguera, Pedro; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Friedlaender, Diane – Jobs For the Future, 2015
Out of concern that the nation's schools--particularly those working with traditionally underserved populations--are not adequately preparing all students to succeed in college and careers, education policymakers have launched a series of major reform efforts in recent years. To help students meet the new standards, schools will need to provide…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Low Income Students, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Alamyar, Mariam – College and University, 2018
In Afghanistan, the education system from primary school to higher education has faced longstanding problems related to access, quality, limited resources, and equal opportunity. The nation is one of the most impoverished, ravaged, and beleaguered in the world. Since 2001 and the collapse of the Taliban, both the government and the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Politics of Education, War
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Al Ghazali, Fawzi – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
This study investigated the various linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural variables that explain the sociolinguistic variation in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) among Arab siblings. The variables are not predetermined but extracted from the participants' contributions and data in a grounded theory research. The siblings participated in…
Descriptors: Arabs, Sociolinguistics, Native Language, Discourse Analysis
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Poesen-Vandeputte, Mayke; Nicaise, Ides – Educational Research, 2015
Background: There has been relatively little analysis of school context including a large number of elements from the broader social, political and economic influences. However, primary schools in Flanders (Belgium) are supposed to consider their school context when implementing the Flemish policy on equal opportunities in education. Purpose: In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Educational Equity (Finance), Equal Education
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Smith, Patriann; Frazier, Paul; Lee, Jaehoon; Chang, Rong – International Journal of Testing, 2018
Previous research has primarily addressed the effects of language on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) mathematics and science assessments. More recent research has focused on the effects of language on PISA reading comprehension and literacy assessments on student populations in specific Organization for Economic Cooperation…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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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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Muscará, Francisco – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2013
The objective of this article is to describe the most significant changes which are being carried out in Latin-American educational systems, taking Argentina as a point of reference. To that end, this comparative study tackles the following essential aspects: the principle of equal opportunities and social cohesion; decentralisation of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Mountford-Zimdars, Anna; Sabbagh, Daniel – Comparative Education Review, 2013
This special issue introduces a set of article addressing the question of what "fairness" means with respect to the distribution of access to higher education. Articles herein address the criteria that "should" be used to allocate funding, offers of admission at selective institutions, and conceiving and assessing …
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Funding Formulas, Admission Criteria
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Jokinen, Markku – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Full participation is one of the general principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for enabling the enjoyment of human rights. This concept cuts across all issues in the Convention, and is a specific obligation of states/parties that have ratified the Convention document. Other general principles…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Sustainability, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Petrovic, John; Majumdar, Sikharini – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article develops the interface between language policy and planning and equal educational opportunity (EEO). Tracing the trajectory of the development "equal educational opportunity" as a normative ideal, this study argues that language policy must serve to promote "actualist" conceptions of EEO. To do this, acquisition…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Westling Allodi, Mara – European Journal of Education, 2007
Education is stated as a basic right, but school attendance can become a burden for pupils experiencing school failure or difficulties. The aim of this article is to reflect about general and specific factors of the Swedish educational system and to identify facilitators and obstacles to the possibility to offer equal opportunities to all pupils.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
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Mason-Williams, Loretta – Exceptional Children, 2015
This study profiles the qualifications and preparation of special educators from the 2003--2004 Schools and Staffing Survey and investigates their relationship with teaching in a high-poverty school. Based on Berne and Stiefel's (1984) equal opportunity standard, students with disabilities in high-poverty schools are not provided an equitable…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Distribution, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Schools
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
Fear and bigotry have spread through schools on the heels of a presidential campaign that promoted divisiveness grounded in racism and discrimination. This article describes the need for and a path toward explicit anti-racist teaching and anti-racist action to counteract this surge of hate speech. In addition, to create a more equitable and just…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Social Justice, Teaching Methods
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