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Pappas, Christine – Journal of Political Science Education, 2007
Using fiction in the classroom can dramatize public policy issues and political science concepts, therefore, making them more real and relevant to students. Sapphire's 1996 novel "Push" puts a face on welfare, rape, incest, child abuse, educational inequalities, homophobia, and AIDS. I also use this novel to discuss the public policy process,…
Descriptors: Political Science, Public Policy, Empathy, Didacticism
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Sunderman, Gail L.; Kim, James S. – Teachers College Record, 2007
The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) expanded the federal role in American education, and by doing so altered the distribution of power among the federal government, states, and local districts. When the law was enacted, it was unclear how this change in the distribution of power would play itself out. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Government Role, Federal Government, Politics of Education, Federal Regulation
Carasso, Adam; Steuerle, C. Eugene; Reynolds, Gillian – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2007
This report tracks federal spending from 1960 to 2006 and uses current policy and some assumptions to project activity through 2017. The report looks at more than 100 major programs that aim to improve children's lives through income security, health care, social services, food and nutritional aid, housing, education, training, and tax credits and…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Expenditures, Children, Federal Aid
US House of Representatives, 2005
The Committee on Education and the Workforce heard testimony on the financial accountability in the Head Start Early Childhood program. Statements of members were presented by: Honorable John A. Boehner, Chairman, Committee on Education and the Workforce; Honorable Michael N. Castle (R-DE); Honorable George Miller, Ranking Member, Committee on…
Descriptors: Human Services, Accountability, Welfare Services, Federal Programs
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Gutierrez, Robert – International Journal of Social Education, 2005
In trying to engage in comparative study or transnational discourse in civic education that promotes democratic ideals and principles, certain realities about democracy should be kept in mind. One such reality is to acknowledge and account for the fact that not everyone views democracy through the same theoretical lenses. The comments expressed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Democracy, Citizenship Education
McColl, Ann – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the 2001 reauthorization of President Lyndon Johnson's Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, symbolizes all things good and bad in education. While its basic concepts--accountability for results, research-based education programs, increased parental options, and expanded local control and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gross, Norman; Wilkes, Paula F. – Social Education, 1973
Materials are listed covering the Presidency, Federalism, Liberty, Justice, Equality, General Resources, Films on the Bill of Rights, and Organizations. (Author)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Constitutional History, Government (Administrative Body)
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Gittell, Marilyn – Social Policy, 1981
Appraises the definition of Federalism under the Reagan presidential administration and predicts the impacts of current policies regarding federal aid on urban school systems. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Compensatory Education, Decentralization, Educational Finance
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Williams, Robert F.; And Others – Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
Encapsulates a series of brief essays exploring different aspects of modern federalism. Issues include further protection of individual rights extended through state constitutions and federalism and the world economy. Authors include Robert F. Williams, Earl H. Fry, and Daniel J. Elazar. (MJP)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Court Role
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Williams, Ben – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1983
The new federalism is explained, and reaction to block grants in California is described. Some alternatives to current proposals and programs, effects on research in the social sciences and human services, and conclusions about the prospects for the new federalism proposals are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support
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Lingard, Bob – Journal of Education Policy, 1991
The corporate federalism concept illustrates the way a national approach to policy development for Australian schooling has been utilized by the Hawke Labor government. Negotiated consensus at the Australian Education Council has been used to arrive at these policies and to circumvent politically the constitutional and financial realities of…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smart, Don – Journal of Education Policy, 1991
Although the Hawke government's general strategy of corporate federalism may dominate educational policy in Australia, higher education (excluding teacher education) is an exception. Because the Commonwealth assumed full financial responsibility for higher education, it has increasingly employed coercive federalism or simply ignored the states.…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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O'Brien, David M. – Public Administration Review, 1989
Federalism is sometimes a metaphor for states' sovereignty, rather than appreciated as part of the political structure and process created by the Constitution of the United States. The author argues that "federalism" was redefined during the founding period to disassociate it from the discredited idea of states' sovereignty. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Court Litigation, Public Administration, States Powers
Bibbee, Alexandra – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
Fiscal federalism can be an important complement to structural reforms and budget consolidation. Empowering sub national governments, while at the same time making them accountable to local citizens in the uses of tax money, could improve the allocation of public resources and promote catch up of the lagging regions. Italy has launched itself in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal State Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Financial Policy
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Social Education, 2006
In an article in 2004 on Islamist movements in Iraq, "Social Education" pointed out that Iraq might be headed toward a juncture from which "one road leads to sectarian and ethnic strife and the other to the establishment of a new Islamic republic in the Middle East." The events of 2005 propelled Iraq further in that direction.…
Descriptors: Federalism, Foreign Countries, Elections, Violence
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