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Killen, Melanie; Rutland, Adam; Ruck, Martin D. – Society for Research in Child Development, 2011
Children around the world are affected by discrimination and social exclusion due to their age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, indigenous background, or other statuses. When considering the negative consequences of discrimination and social exclusion on children's development and well-being, it is of paramount importance to examine the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Intervention, Children, Cognitive Development
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Savigny, Heather – Gender and Education, 2014
Despite the considerable advances of the feminist movement across Western societies, in Universities women are less likely to be promoted, or paid as much as their male colleagues, or even get jobs in the first place. One way in which we can start to reflect on why this might be the case is through hearing the experiences of women academics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Females, Gender Bias
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Miller, Joe C. – History Teacher, 2015
Suffrage leader Alice Stone Blackwell wrote in 1914 that "the struggle has never been a fight of woman against man, but always of broad-minded men and women on the one side against narrow-minded men and women on the other." Carrie Chapman Catt agreed, writing that the enemy of suffrage was not men, but resistance to change. How many…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, Voting, Civil Rights
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Owusu-Gyamfi, Clifford – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Curriculum framework in the education of children became debatable during the enlightenment. Jean-Jacque Rousseau's treatise, "Emile," outlined an educational curriculum based on natural rights. Rousseau thought education should be based on espousing and exploring the natural abilities of a person. Therefore, since women have a natural…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Educational History, Role of Education, Debate
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Reid, D. Kim; Knight, Michelle G. – Educational Researcher, 2006
From a disability studies (DS) perspective, the authors analyze how the historical conflation of disability with other identity factors and the ideology of normalcy contribute to the disproportionality problem in K-12 special education. They argue that this conflation and ideology make labeling and segregated education seem natural and legitimate…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ideology, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Retardation
IDRA Newsletter, 1994
This newsletter contains six articles on issues of gender equity for Chicanas and other women. "Recognizing Chicana Contributions: Cultural History & Gender Equity on the Line" (Mikki Symonds) discusses the invisibility of Mexican Americans in general and of Chicanas in particular in U.S. history books, school curricula, and pop…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Hubbard, Katrina M.; Burris, Annette M.; Gray, Ashley L. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter examines the educational perspective of three black, female graduate students within the context of a social justice framework. The US educational system has a long history of racial discrimination, which has created an environment that is in many ways hostile to those who are different. For many students of color, negotiating this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Experience, Social Justice, African American Students
Brown, Corliss Charonne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on preparing educators to teach for social justice. Black teachers have been highlighted for their historical and present work with black students, eliminating educational inequities seemingly through their race consciousness and activism. The literature on black teachers has treated them as a…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Racial Identification, Teacher Education, Social Justice
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Grewal, Imandeep Kaur; Singh, Nandita Shukla – Early Education and Development, 2011
Research Findings: This article traces the status of child rights in India, with special attention to traditional beliefs that have shaped and sustain gender discrimination. The article examines the possibilities and limitations of the newly implemented Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act of 2009 for operating as an equalizing…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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St. Pierre, Elizabeth A. – English Journal, 1999
Traces perspectives on gender and gender discrimination over the last several decades, as they affect schools and English classrooms. Discusses feminism/feminisms, "add women and stir," sex differences, resistance and backlash, intersections of identity categories, and multiculturalism. Argues that English teachers can be powerful agents in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, English Instruction, Feminism
Gleason, Sharon L. – 1985
Findings of a project to review Alaska statutes for evidence of sex discrimination is divided into 14 sections. An introduction provides an overview of the project scope, history, organization, and research procedure. A section on insurance looks at gender-based insurance rates and conversion and continuation of health benefits. Under the category…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Divorce, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Problems
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Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth; Rutland, Marion – Design and Technology Education, 2016
The view of the authors is that the teaching of food in the school curriculum has varied throughout its history in order to meet political aims rather than educational ones. In this article they highlight the social and political changes that have influenced the teaching of food from its inception in the mid-1840s through to the present day. They…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Cooking Instruction, Political Issues
Gundi, Kirmanj – 2002
This paper discusses the history of discrimination in the United States and the length of time it took to abolish the legal support of racism. The paper then discusses the problems of diversity in the United States. Acknowledging and accepting U.S. diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, religious background, and national origin would…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Diversity, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – Adult Learning, 2015
The continuum of bad behavior within the academy, from incivility to aggressive bullying, is analyzed using examples that occurred over a two-decade career. The author posits that the cases, which involved both faculty and students, were significantly impacted by the participants' gender and race positionalities.
Descriptors: Bullying, Racial Relations, Behavior Problems, Antisocial Behavior
Eick, Caroline – Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Eick explores the history of a comprehensive high school from the world views of its assorted student body, confronting issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, nationality, and religion. Her case study examines the continuities and differences in student relationships over five decades. While she discusses the "dark side" of the high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, World Views, Religion, Educational Experience
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