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James, Mary – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
Despite claims made for them, many current education policies have perverse consequences. If all our children are to benefit from the good education they deserve, we need: forms of accountability that do not rely on school performance tables of test results; a focus on standards that embody high expectations for all; the urgent creation of a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Luescher-Mamashela, Thierry M.; Mugume, Taabo – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The transition from one-party rule and other forms of authoritarianism to multiparty democracy in the 1990s has had a profound impact on the organisation and role of student politics in Africa. Against the background of student involvement in African politics in the twentieth century, leading up to student participation in Africa's "second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Politics of Education, African Studies
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Zounek, Jirí; Šimáne, Michal; Knotová, Dana – History of Education, 2017
This study focuses on the secularisation of society in communist Czechoslovakia (1948-1989) as a process in which primary school teachers played an important role. It aims to describe and explain typical everyday situations in which teachers were forced to fulfil tasks in connection with the Communist Party's politics of secularisation. The text…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Elementary School Teachers, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Rönnberg, Linda – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This study explores the movements of some Swedish former education policy-makers that are currently active as commercial edu-business actors with the ambition to expand in the Global Education Industry (GEI). The aim is to map and analyze how a selection of Swedish edu-preneurs affiliated with a particular Swedish school chain enter the GEI and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Entrepreneurship, Business
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Krings, Amy; Fusaro, Vincent; Nicoll, Kerri Leyda; Lee, Na Youn – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
The call to promote social justice sets the social work profession in a political context. In an effort to enhance social workers' preparedness to engage in political advocacy, this article calls on educators to integrate a broad theoretical understanding of power into social policy curricula. We suggest the use of a multidimensional…
Descriptors: Social Work, Public Affairs Education, Power Structure, Advocacy
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Grove, DeeAnn – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: During the 2016 presidential election campaign, Hillary Clinton was "booed" while speaking at the National Education Association (NEA)'s annual representative assembly. The media suggested this evidenced a weakening of a powerful alliance. Since the NEA first endorsed Jimmy Carter in 1976, the claim that the…
Descriptors: National Organizations, Teacher Associations, Politics of Education, Political Campaigns
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Genicot, Geneviève – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Similarities between French and Italian political culture of student representation include a conflictual culture in a weak national system of intermediation of interests, and a mimetic relationship with national conflictual party politics. New international topics, such as the Bologna Process or the growing commodification of education, have…
Descriptors: Student Unions, Educational Policy, International Education, Higher Education
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2008
The question of how Whig policies affected the early development of common schools has received little examination in either political or educational histories. There is evidence, however, that Whig party politics did influence early educational reformers. This paper considers the influence of Whig party politics on the emergence of state systems…
Descriptors: Careers, Politics, Political Attitudes, Public Policy
Crawford, Evan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Studies indicate that as many as one-third of localities in the United States elect their leaders on partisan ballots. This would seem to violate the reformist idea that local government ought to be as insulated as possible from party politics. State and local governments continue to mandate changes to how citizens shall elect their local…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Local Government, Elections, Voting
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Black, Sarah – Teaching History, 2015
Sarah Black wanted to remedy Year 9's lack of knowledge about nineteenth-century politics. With just five lessons to work with, she decided to devise a sequence on Gladstone and Disraeli, shaping the sequence with an enquiry question that invited argument about change and continuity. Black analyses the status and function of different layers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Campaigns, Political Affiliation, History Instruction
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Kelly, Peter – London Review of Education, 2020
Europe has seen a national populist turn in recent years, a movement away from liberal elites and the rise of 'post-truth' politics. While populist parties may have passed the high point of their success, their politics has had a considerable impact on the mainstream, drawing traditional parties in populist directions. In this article, I consider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Comparative Education
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Gottlieb, Derek; Shuffelton, Amy B. – Educational Theory, 2020
In the immediate aftermath of the November 2016 election, Mark Lilla argued in the "New York Times" that in order to win, the Democratic party would need to replace identity politics with a unifying vision of citizenship. In this essay, Derek Gottlieb and Amy Shuffelton explore Lilla's use of the two major terms -- identity and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elections, Presidents, Periodicals
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DeBray, Elizabeth; Houck, Eric A. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2011
This article uses an institutional framework to analyze the political context of the next reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The authors analyze three relevant factors in the institutional environment: the role of traditional party politics, including theories of divided versus unified party government; the entrance of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Politics of Education
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Houston, Akil – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
This article focuses on developing a progressive philosophy of praxis that challenges, what the author argues is, a post-racial resistance to teaching about racial injustice. Post-racial resistance to teaching can lead to forms of enlightened racism and sexism in the classroom. In this essay, the author develops and extends the use of the metaphor…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Ideology, Gender Bias, Praxis
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Briggs, Jacqueline Ellen – Journal of Youth Studies, 2008
Building upon the literature that examines young people and politics, this article examines the extent to which young women are interested in politics. The hypothesis is that young women might not necessarily be interested in mainstream party politics but that, when questioned, they are actually interested in political issues. This ties in with…
Descriptors: Females, Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Political Attitudes
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