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Agbaria, Ayman K. – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This paper underlines three foundations upon which the current condition of the Israeli education system is predicated. These are: (a) the separation between Palestinians and Jews in the Israeli education system and isolating both from any significant contact; (b) endorsing a strong ethno-religious ethos and narratives that widen the chasm between…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Jews, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Marguerite Anne Fillion; Scarbrough, Burke – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article brings together ethnographies of two privileged educational settings in the United States--a private school in California's Central Valley following the progressivist Sudbury model, and an affluent New England boarding school's summer enrichment program. Each of these institutions serves as an alternative to and/or extension of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Private Schools, Boarding Schools, Summer Programs
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Amir, Dana; Shoshana, Avihu – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article examines the interpretations of high school students from different socioeconomic locations (in terms of socioeconomic class and ethnicity) with regard to the text "Brown Morning," used as a didactic tool for antiracism education within the framework of Civics courses. The research findings uncover differences in the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Civics, Socioeconomic Status
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Winton, Sue – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
School fundraising is known to reproduce inequities in schools, yet it remains common practice in Ontario, Canada; findings from a critical policy analysis of an advocacy group's efforts to change fundraising policy help explain why this is the case. Adopting a discursive understanding of policy, the study used rhetorical analysis to identify how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fund Raising, Policy Analysis, Advocacy
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Acuff, Joni Boyd – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
Art educators continuously struggle to understand what multiculturalism "looks like" in the art classroom. This has resulted in multicultural art education becoming superficial, in which art teachers guide students through art projects like creating African masks, Native American dream catchers, Aboriginal totems, and sand paintings, all…
Descriptors: Art Education, Multicultural Education, Critical Theory, Art Teachers
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Hellberg, Sofie; Knutsson, Beniamin – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
What is being sustained in education for sustainable development (ESD)? Drawing on biopolitical theory, this article puts forth the hypothesis that it is in fact the very life-chance gulf that separates wealthy "sustainable" mass consumers from poor "sustainable" subsistence-level populations. Hence, in sharp contrast to the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Politics of Education, Global Approach
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article argues that there is an urgent need to engage with a deeper analysis of the contemporary culture of "political depression" and its affective implications in human rights education (HRE). In particular, the article focuses on the following questions: How might a theorization of political depression be relevant to efforts that…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Trauma, History
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Ryan, Mary; Bourke, Terri – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
Pre-service teacher educators, both nationally and internationally, must negotiate a plethora of expectations including using Professional Standards to enhance teacher quality. In Australia, the recent Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) report highlighted weak application of Standards in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). However,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teacher Educators, Standards, Foreign Countries
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Liasidou, Anastasia; Symeou, Loizos – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article uses critical discourse analysis in order to discuss the equity and social justice implications of an envisaged education reform agenda in Cyprus, as articulated by two consultation reports commissioned by the World Bank. The reports highlight, "inter alia," the imperative to improve teaching and enhance accountability…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Social Justice, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Williamson, Ben – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
Technology companies are investing billions of dollars in educational technology, but also creating their own alternative schools. This article traces the emergence of four prototypical 'silicon startup schools' as exemplars of a technocratic mode of corporatized education reform: IBM's P-TECH, part of its Smarter Cities program; AltSchool, a…
Descriptors: Corporations, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology
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Gerrard, Jessica – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
Contemporary campaigns for public education rest upon an assumption that public schools are fundamental to an equitable and inclusive society. In this paper, I reflect on this presumption by exploring the inherent tensions of the meaning and practice of 'public' education, especially when the 'public' in public schooling is linked to political…
Descriptors: Public Education, Political Issues, Muslims, Public Schools
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DeJaeghere, Joan – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
The chance of a secondary education for young girls who might have otherwise been among many out-of-school youth cultivates aspirations for their future. While aspirations to be educated expand the possibilities of opportunities, they also go unfulfilled in an environment of low achievement rates, high unemployment and constraining gender norms…
Descriptors: Females, Access to Education, Well Being, Longitudinal Studies
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Lightman, Naomi – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article situates secondary schooling within the evolving transnational social field. Drawing on 43 interviews with teachers and former students with transnational connections in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canada, I examine how transnational practices and dispositions fit within existing curricular and pedagogical frameworks in secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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Eacott, Scott – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
Journal rankings are increasingly being used as proxies for assessing the quality and worth of individual faculty and their contribution to institutional performance. Problematic within this agenda is the historical mapping and projection of current journal rankings. Individual papers are being assessed against criteria far…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Educational Administration, Periodicals, Achievement Rating
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Kivisto, Hanna – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
Building on the definition of critical education residing in the crossroads of cultural politics and political economy, this theoretical article offers an inquiry into the intersection between critical education research and the central ritual of contemporary capitalism -- capitalisation. This article outlines four current approaches in education…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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