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Esposito, Jennifer – Educational Foundations, 2009
Heteronormativity creates heterosexuality as the quintessential ideal of sexuality, as the most natural state of being. This normalization, in turn, marginalizes homosexuality so that it becomes viewed as unnatural and immoral. Berlant and Warner (1998) go on to argue that one way heteronormative forms of intimacy get reinscribed is through love…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Females
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Boyles, Deron R. – Educational Foundations, 1997
Traces the recent growth of technology in society and education, raising concerns stemming from viewing technology as inherently good. Discusses the importance of interrogating technology for long-term ethical, economic, and pedagogical deficits and for ways that change, growth, and competition ultimately favor privileged society and overlook the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology
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Wieder, Alan – Educational Foundations, 1992
Presents examples of Afrocentrism that encourage African and African-American inclusion in the curriculum. Examines work by three Afrocentrist educators who discuss capitalist, democratic, and liberationist Afrocentrism. Each asserts the need for the connection of Afrocentrism or African and African-American history to fight racism and promote…
Descriptors: African History, Afrocentrism, Black Culture, Consciousness Raising
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Greenman, Nancy P.; And Others – Educational Foundations, 1992
The paper examines the problem of resistance to diversity as manifested in some institutions of higher education. It explores the mutually reinforcing dynamic between individuals and institutions in perpetuating existing structures and offers a pathway for transforming resistance into celebration of diversity by identifying sites where change can…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Faculty, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences
Lucey, Thomas A. – Educational Foundations, 2003
The United States faces an economic-influenced educational crisis. According to the U.S. Department of Commence, Census Bureau data (2002) the difference in household earnings between the upper and lower quintiles has worsened over the last forty years. Future generations possess suspect knowledge to properly manage this income, as youth possess…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Economics Education, Incentives, Consumer Education
Watras, Joseph – Educational Foundations, 2003
The author posits that testing teacher quality will not improve education unless people realize how current means of teacher testing could eliminate from teacher preparation the utopian elements that foundations courses present through material from authors such as Maxine Greene, Samuel Bowles, and Herbert Gintis. He presents a history of the…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Testing