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McGinnis, Theresa Ann; Garcia, Andrea – Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 2012
In this article, we use narrative theory to analyze and discuss how one Salvadoran youth, Thomas, constructed three different yet overlapping narratives, including a digital story, on his family's movement across borders. We describe how each telling of his narratives is situated in time and space, where Thomas reveals his understandings of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Change Agents, Hispanic Americans, Freedom
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Schrader, Heiko – International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present, 2019
Starting from the distinction between short-term system transition (new institutional economics, political science) and system transformation as a long-term process of societal change, the author argues that institution-building is a long-term and complicated process and that informal institutions of everyday life do not change as quickly as the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Systems, Moral Values, Administrative Organization
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Çelik, Hilal – World Journal of Education, 2020
This study examines how parents' marital relations and the explicit and implicit messages conveyed by mothers to their children about their fathers affect father-child relationships. A homogeneous sampling method was used to select as the participants nine women and seven men, aged 18-20 (x = 18.88), all of whom were students in the Departments of…
Descriptors: Spouses, Marriage, Parent Child Relationship, Fathers
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2014
This qualitative case study utilized hybridity theory, particularly the notion of third spaces, to investigate the ways Turkish immigrants (18 parents and 15 children) negotiate culture, identity, and schooling in the midwestern United States. Data were collected through in-depth interviews, observations, and artifacts, and analyzed using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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De Luigi, Nicola; Martelli, Alessandro – European Education, 2015
This article focuses on different ways in which socially disadvantaged parents engage with their children's educational experiences, and provides evidence of the role they play in opening or narrowing their children's access to education. Disadvantaged parents are usually associated with weak or difficult educational trajectories for their…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disadvantaged, Social Differences, Parent Attitudes
Gonzalez, Jeremiah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Latinos make up the fastest growing population in the United States. However, this group has some of the lowest educational outcomes (Gandara & Contreras, 2009). Although large numbers of Latinos fail to achieve high levels of academic success, some Latinos are able to accomplish educational outcomes that compare with those of the most…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Social Capital, Minority Group Students, Educational Environment
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Koyama, Jill – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
The global movement of people alters our understandings of social mobility. Here, I draw on ethnographic data collected since January 2011 and utilize the notion of "assemblage" to document and analyze how disparate people, their material objects, and discursive practices are brought together to render refugees as educable, productive,…
Descriptors: Refugees, Social Mobility, Land Settlement, Ethnography
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Yan, Ruoh-Nan; Xu, Huimin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Taking the perspective of consumer socialization theory, this study examined the influences of different socialization agents on consumers' purchases of green products. A total of 224 surveys were distributed to students enrolled in a business-related course at a major university in the northeastern United States. The objectives were twofold. The…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Socialization, Life Style, Selection
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Cervantes-Duarte, Luisa; Fernández-Cano, Antonio – Online Submission, 2016
This paper investigates the short and long-term pernicious impact of armed conflicts on education and educational agents (students, teachers and students' parents), using a multivocal review by means of the integration and qualitative analysis of 60 research reports (voices) found in two databases: Web of Science and PROQUEST in the period between…
Descriptors: War, Conflict, Educational Practices, Barriers
Warmouth, Jennie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated in a humane education program that focused on…
Descriptors: Empathy, Humanistic Education, Qualitative Research, Grade 2
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King, Alissa R. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
The goals of this study were to highlight the often stigmatized and invisible identities of six female participants who identify as multiracial/biracial-bisexual/pansexual, focusing on the pre-college context. Findings, using in-depth interviews, indicated that the primary socializing agents within the pre-college context strongly influenced…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Attitudes, Multiracial Persons, Sexuality
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Dunne, Sandra; Edwards, Julie – Journal of Research in International Education, 2010
This article examines the potential of international schools to act as agents of social transformation in developing countries. The method comprises a case study at two international schools in the Philippines. The case study explored ways in which schools foster host-national students' sense of social responsibility, particularly through…
Descriptors: International Schools, Service Learning, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Wilder, JeffriAnne; Cain, Colleen – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
Family is regarded as a powerful force in the lives of Black Americans. Often-times, families function as an agent of socialization that counters racism. At the same time, however, Black families can perpetuate skin tone consciousness and bias, or "colorism." Although there is an extensive body of revisionist literature on Black families and a…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Focus Groups, Family Influence
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Dunlop, Aline-Wendy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This paper explores early childhood experience in Scotland in terms of how readily the aspirations of policy convert to day-to-day practices. Ambitions to improve the lives of children and families have been high on the political agenda. Policy may be understood as a tool that aims to influence childhood experience in positive ways. If this is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Aspiration, Educational Change
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Albritton, Kizzy; Anhalt, Karla; Terry, Nicole Patton – School Psychology Forum, 2016
Achievement and disciplinary inequities between students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds and their White peers have been documented for decades in U.S. public schools. Researchers have documented that some racially and ethnically diverse students enter school with weaker academic skills than their White counterparts. Further,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Psychologists, Role, Change Agents
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