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Dominguez, Virginia R.; Dominguez, Jorge I. – 1981
This booklet examines the historical roots from which today's Caribbean societies evolved, and the wide variety of social, economic and political entities that make up the Caribbean region today. Separate chapters discuss and compare the economies of the region, its political systems, and the increasingly important phenomenon of Caribbean…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Immigration
Masters, Geoff – International Education Journal, 2006
The Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training on May 2005 commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research to investigate and report on models and implementation arrangements for an Australian Certificate of Education. There are ten different certificates currently available across the six states and two territories of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Academic Standards
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Blackledge, Adrian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006
Research in multilingual societies often attends to the micro level of linguistic interactions, as linguistic minority speakers negotiate their way through a majority-language world. However, this research does not always engage with the social, political and historical contexts that produce and reproduce the conditions within which some…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Language Minorities, Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism
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Lindquist, Julie – College Composition and Communication, 1999
Suggests that an examination of rhetorical practices at the local bar is instructive: (1) the barroom is predictably different from the university writing classroom; and (2) the barroom is surprisingly similar to the university writing classroom. Shows that the rhetoric that is valued most highly in today's writing classroom operates differently…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Ethnography, Higher Education, Inquiry
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Hightower, Amy M.; Husbands, Jennifer L.; LaFors, Jeannette R.; Young, Viki M.; Christopher, Carl – Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, 2003
During the 1990s, a new policy hypothesis focusing on the quality of teaching to provide a high-leverage means for improving student achievement began to gain currency. Based on interview, observation, survey, and record data collected at the state, district, and school levels over a five-year time period, the study offers a look at how the San…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Literacy
Williams, Fred D. – 1975
This presentation is predicated on the belief that local school leaders must become more actively engaged in increasing effectiveness with state legislators. Political activity cannot be left to state educational associations, rather, school administrators must assume a continuous, active role in the political process without becoming partisan.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Communication Skills, Educational Administration
Warner-Allen, Charles – 1996
Sovereignty and national pride throw up potentially the biggest obstacles in the path of a global stock exchange, being all the more insurmountable because of their bases in emotional politics as opposed to economic logic. A global stock exchange could come about if New York, London and Tokyo could consolidate their current baton-passing activity…
Descriptors: Business, Finance Occupations, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC. – 1982
The politics and performance of the post-Mao Chinese government (1976 to the present) in the areas of foreign economic relations and Sino-American normalization are examined. Realizing that the four modernizations program for bringing up to date agriculture, industry, science and technology, and defense, initiated by Mao's successors in 1977, was…
Descriptors: Communism, Economic Development, Economics, Foreign Countries
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Stanford, Jacqui – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2001
Explores how race is exploited to serve political agendas in Britain, examining the Labour Government's orientation to race. Argues that the Labour Government manipulates issues to suggest concern while actually removing race from the policy agenda in education. Reflects on the Archbishop of Canterbury's "Jesus 2000" to support the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Merrill, Robert S., Ed.; Willner, Dorothy, Ed. – 1983
The fundamental theme of these papers is what constitutes the common good and the issues and problems related to the understanding of that common good. Several anthropologists and a political scientist explore this theme in various geographic settings and from many theoretical and methodological perspectives. Among the countries and cultures…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Crime
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