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Witkowski, Kaila; Matiz Reyes, Armando; Padilla, Mark – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2021
This article provides an introduction of the PhotoVoice methodology -- a community-based participatory research methodology that uses photographs to critically engage hard-to-reach populations within policymaking and the public participation process. Exposing students to qualitative methods like PhotoVoice can provide opportunities to bridge the…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Photography, Research Methodology, Visual Aids
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Pallett, Helen – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Background: Debates about evidence-based policy (EBP) were revived in the UK in the 2010s in the context of civil service reform and changing practices of policy making, including institutionalisation of public participation in science policy making. Aims and objectives: This paper aims to explore this revival of interest in EBP in the context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Citizen Participation, Policy Formation
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Tarlau, Rebecca – Educational Researcher, 2021
This article offers a framework for analyzing social movement participation in public education through a focus on universities in Brazil. It builds on the literature on social movement-state relations, participatory governance, and community organizing in schools, drawing on the case of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement and the National…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Social Action, Public Education
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Alejo, Antonio – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
Globalization processes create the need to rethink how citizens participate in complex and interdependent societies. The purpose of this article is to understand how education-related non-governmental organizations in Americas are becoming increasingly transnational in a globalized world through the experience of Mexican non-governmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Heath, Renee Guarriello – Communication Teacher, 2021
Students engage in a pedagogy that fosters deliberation on civic issues that elicit different perspectives relevant to a community through a semester-long project that culminates in the execution of public dialogue forum. This project facilitates three learning objectives: dialogic praxis, communication as design, and facilitative leadership.…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Civics, Communication (Thought Transfer), Racial Discrimination
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Dang, Thi Kim Phung – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
Education reforms worldwide, in both developed and developing countries, address the content of education programmes and/or changes education systems. There are different paths, and different socioeconomic contexts, for those nations which pursue education reform, and Vietnam makes for an instructive example. The country's socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Socialization, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Luqiu, Luwei Rose – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The Internet is used to create a grassroots counter-hegemony force. However, how individuals can effect changes to the development of language policies, especially in contexts such as China, is understudied. This study analyses three different forms of online activities -- self-generating content, interaction, and discussion -- to demonstrate how…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Internet, Discourse Analysis
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Ford, Brian – Democracy & Education, 2020
The task of creating a public will is daunting in any political system, but a democracy dedicated to the principles of participation and public deliberation faces specific challenges, including overcoming organized opposition that may not accept democratic tenets. In the sphere of education (and social reproduction more generally),…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Democracy, Educational Change, Public Education
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Gwandure, Calvin; Mayekiso, Thokozile – Africa Education Review, 2013
This theoretical paper looked at the possibility of incorporating the social learning concept of achievement-oriented behaviour in promoting children's public participation in policy-making in the educational system. The paper highlighted how the concepts of public participation and achievement-oriented education could be used in the governance of…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Citizen Participation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Poynton, John; Kirkland, Rena; Makela, Carole – School Community Journal, 2018
To increase capacity for public participation and improve problem-solving practices, some public school districts have launched stakeholder-training programs. This mixed methods study examined the impact of five school district parent training programs (four in Colorado and one in Illinois) designed to increase trust and engagement. Data were…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Public Schools, Trust (Psychology), School Community Programs
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Ye, Wangbei – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
With specific reference to Yangzhong city in China, this study investigates students' citizenship competence learning -- political identity, scientific spirit, legal awareness and public participation. The study uses a mixed methodology of questionnaires, classroom observations, document analyses and interviews to collect data and identifies three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Political Attitudes, Self Concept
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Rawlinson, Katherine E.; Duckett, Catherine J.; Shaw, Hollie; Woodroofe, M. Nicola; Lacey, Melissa M. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2021
Creative ways of delivering informal science events in community settings are viewed as key to engaging new audiences and participants whom scientists find hard to reach, however, the impact of 'formal' setting events is often overlooked. Here, through a mixed-methods approach, we analyse a large-scale family-focused public engagement event hosted…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Education, Family Involvement, Family Programs
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Addi-Raccah, Audrey; Yemini, Miri – Multicultural Education Review, 2018
We explore and characterize the use of WhatsApp group instant messaging as part of the social media trend in the context of parental engagement and participation in public schooling. We reveal how this platform is utilized within public school parental interactions, emphasizing the possible benefits as well as obstacles for such technologies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Dvir, Yuval; Maxwell, Claire; Yemini, Miri – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
In 2016, the Israeli Ministry of Education (MoE) issued a policy document recommending six new doctrines for pedagogical development at schools. Amid those is 'Glocalism', aimed at addressing the global/local mix within the schooling system. Given the lack of a declared internationalization policy in Israel and its highly nationalistic curricula,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Parsons, Andrew; Barr, lain – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This study explores the outcomes of a chemistry MOOC, delivered on two occasions through the FutureLearn platform. Learner background and course feedback, including managing the expectations of potential participants, course facilitation, the importance of having a strong presence on the forums and the tutor having a 'face', is explored. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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