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Margolis, Jason – Educational Foundations, 2005
Over the past decade, numerous shifts in education policy have been proposed and implemented in the attempt to improve educational opportunities for the diverse American population. Some of these changes have been initiated by the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB, 2001) via its mix of standards, accountability, and punitive…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Opportunities
Urrieta, Luis, Jr. – Educational Foundations, 2005
In this article, the author attempts to enter the charter school dialogue by looking at the new charter school movement through an anti-essentialist social movement and new social movement lens. In the anti-Western new social movement conception there are no set patterns to how movements manifest themselves, or how they were intended to manifest…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Anderson, Amy L. – Educational Foundations, 2005
In this article, the author explores the impact of contemporary economic, social and political shifts on the organization, curriculum and instruction of one charter school using the case of Forth Academy. Forth Academy is a charter school operated by a private company that uses market-based and consumer-driven methods to advance a particular…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Moral Values, Parent Participation, Educational Change
Hatt-Echeverria, Beth; Jo, Ji-Yeon – Educational Foundations, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to deconstruct the new racist discourse within an urban charter school. The authors focus upon how the new racist discourse relieves Whites, "of any semblance of social responsibility and commitment" (Giroux, 1999). As multiculturalism and political correctness are being taught and encouraged in the society to work…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Charter Schools, Racial Bias, Citizenship Education
Sewell, William C. – Educational Foundations, 2005
When addressing the problems for today's educators, Jonathon Kozol has joined with teachers' unions like the National Education Association to "stave off an onslaught of misguided federal dictates" in order to "help mobilize teachers to take action politically and launch a new movement for racial integration" (Jehlen, p. 17). Unfortunately for…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Change, Public Schools, Educational Policy
O'Brien, Leigh M. – Educational Foundations, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the characteristics that are found in "democratic" schools, the importance of this type of school, and what Social Foundation teacher educators can do to support the development of teachers who are attuned to and grounded in an education for democracy. She contends that Social Foundations teacher educators…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Democracy, Foundations of Education, Teacher Education
Jennings, Michael E.; Lynn, Marvin – Educational Foundations, 2005
Critical pedagogy has been widely characterized as a crucial construct in challenging the inequalities that have evolved in the context of schooling in the U.S. Evidence of this can be found in critical pedagogy's attempt to offer critique of the analytic connections between race and education within the context of the African-American struggle…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, African American Education, Race, Equal Education
Hughes, Sherick – Educational Foundations, 2005
The specific purpose of this article is twofold. First, the article addresses critical teaching and learning evident in two generations of one nuanced Black family, the Foresight family, who appear to be surviving and thriving during and after the Freedom of Choice era of rural public schooling. The phrase "nuanced Black family" is…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, African American Family, Rural Areas, Family Environment
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Educational Foundations, 1991
This special theme issue of "Educational Foundations" contains five articles on the theme of "The Politics of Education." In Marie E. Wirsing's "Academic Freedom and Teaching Foundations of Education: A Personal Memoir," the history of academic freedom, including the constant struggles to preserve it and examples of significant infringement, are…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education
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Educational Foundations, 1991
This theme issue of "Educational Foundations" presents five articles on topics ranging from moral concern in matters such as textbook controversies to the politics of society. Additionally, three of the articles focus on the teaching and learning of adults. Kenneth D. Benne's article, "Toward a Moral Basis for Politics and a Political Basis for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning, Foundations of Education
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Educational Foundations, 1991
This theme issue of "Educational Foundations" contains five articles that utilize an array of foundational perspectives that give reader insight into the organization of schools, the viewpoints of children and parents, the ideological and political nature of community organizing, and mathematics instruction in the Soviet Union. In…
Descriptors: Community Action, Cooperative Learning, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; O'Reilly, Patricia, Ed. – Educational Foundations, 1991
This theme issue of the serial "Educational Foundations" contains five articles devoted to the "Images of the Foundations." In "Through the Disarray of Social Foundations: Some Some Notes Toward a New Social Foundations" (Erwin V. Johanningmeier) traces developments in the field and challenges a move beyond the images…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Instructional Development
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Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; O'Reilly, Patricia, Ed. – Educational Foundations, 1992
This theme issue of the serial "Educational Foundations" contains five articles devoted to the topic of "Alternative Conceptualizations" of the foundations of education. In "The Concept of Place in the New Sociology of Education," Paul Theobald examines the notion of place in educational theory and practice. Janice…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Course Content, Educational Change
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Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; O'Reilly, Patricia, Ed. – Educational Foundations, 1992
This theme issue of the serial "Educational Foundations" contains five articles devoted to the topic of "Politics and the Schools." In "Resisting Racial Awareness: How Teachers Understand the Social Order from Their Racial, Gender, and Social Class Locations," Christine E. Sleeter discusses the conception of…
Descriptors: African Studies, Apartheid, Black Studies, Cultural Differences
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Van Galen, Jane, Ed.; And Others – Educational Foundations, 1992
This theme issue of the serial "Educational Foundations" contains five articles devoted to the topic of "Studies in Empowerment." In "The Disempowering of Empowerment: Out of the Revolution and into the Classroom," Margaret D. LeCompte and Kathleen Bennett deMarrais focused on placing the term in proper historical…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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