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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Thomas, Gary – British Educational Research Journal, 2013
A range of changes, in politics and economics internationally as well as in thought about learning and society, now make the time right for a re-think of inclusive education, a re-think that ceases to employ the constructs and cliches of the past in explaining students' difficulties at school. There exists new discourse on difference, which throws…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inclusion, Civil Rights, Equal Education
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Watras, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2013
With the rise of the Cold War, federal officials in the United States sought to end the racial segregation that the U.S. Supreme Court had accepted in the 1896 decision of "Plessy v. Ferguson." Although the reforms began with changes in the armed services, they moved to reduce racial segregation in schools. Many forces brought about the…
Descriptors: United States History, Conflict, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation
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Tate, William F., IV – Review of Research in Education, 2004
The goals of this chapter are threefold. The first goal is to examine the scientific attainment of African Americans in the post-"Brown" era. The term scientific attainment is used here to describe more broadly mathematics and scientific achievement as measured in trend studies, academic coursework, and degrees. A second, related goal is…
Descriptors: Science Education, African Americans, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Thomas, Debbie G.; And Others – Journal of Negro Education, 1994
Focuses on multicultural education within the context of Brown v Board of Education and discusses the ongoing educational inequities in American schools since the Supreme Court's decision. It also offers a model for the effective implementation of multicultural education in American society. (GR)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Vergon, Charles B. – Journal of Negro Education, 1994
Assesses the legacy of Brown v Board of Education and suggests the role and impact of this ruling on the future of American education and society at large. It concludes with a discussion of the lessons that school officials and advocates of integration and educational equality should keep in mind in their planning for the 21st century. (GR)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Gersti-Pepin, Cynthia – High School Journal, 2002
Often lost in the discourse regarding educational policy-making and implementation are the micropolitical experiences of the individuals who are most affected by policy: students. Policymakers often develop policy under the guise of making schools better, but in effect they often lose sight of insuring that all students receive a good education…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
Schofield, Janet Ward – 1989
The 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" decision laid the basis for dismantling "de jure" racial segregation of schools. "Brown" represented a significant shift in the national attitude toward blacks and was an important advance in intergroup relations. However, in the last decade the proportion of black students…
Descriptors: Blacks, Court Litigation, Desegregation Effects, Elementary Secondary Education
Schofield, Janet Ward – 1987
The 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" decision laid the basis for dismantling de jure racial segregation of schools and resulted in a 50 percent reduction in the number of schools in which black students composed 90 to 100 percent of the enrollment between 1968 and 1980. "Brown" represented a significant shift in the national…
Descriptors: Blacks, Court Litigation, Desegregation Effects, Elementary Secondary Education