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Breshears, Elizabeth – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
This article examines corporal punishment in U.S. public schools, proposes a national conversation regarding its use, and advocates for a national policy to promote nonviolent discipline methods and prohibit corporal punishment of children in educational settings. The United States remains one of the few postmodern societies without a national…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Public Schools, Punishment, Discipline
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Gupton, Jarrett T.; Sullivan, Amanda L.; Johnston-Goodstar, Katie – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
University-community engagement is increasingly emphasized at institutions throughout the United States, yet there remains concern and confusion about how to conceptualize community engagement to provide benefits for both the university and the public. This article summarizes the history of community engagement and describes dominant paradigms of…
Descriptors: College Role, Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs
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Flynn, Joseph E.; Hunt, Rebecca D.; Johnson, Laura Ruth; Wickman, Scott A. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
This article examines urban school-university partnership research after No Child Left Behind. Central to the review is an analysis in the trend of research methods utilized across studies. It was found that many studies are single-case studies or anecdotal. There are few quantitative, sustained qualitative, or mixed-methods studies represented in…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Success, Research Methodology
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Cook, Daniella Ann – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
When Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005, the failure of the levees resulted in the largest single human-made disaster in the United States. In addition to the physical devastation of the city, the landscape of public schools in New Orleans was permanently altered, as was the national dialogue about school reform in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Natural Disasters, Public Schools, Educational Quality
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Verdugo, Richard R. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Paradigms are important. Since the early part of the 20th century, a corporatist paradigm has influenced education policy and structure. A corporatist view is based on two assumptions: Schools are like businesses; therefore, sound business practices will improve schools. Another paradigm that has received only minimal attention in formulating…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Commercialization, Social Systems, Educational Change
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Clarke, Paul T. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
In most Canadian jurisdictions, high school athletics are still governed by outdated and sexist views about participation. The author argues that the current approach is discriminatory and violates human rights laws. In addition, a careful analysis of the jurisprudence reveals a host of specious arguments that keeps athletically talented female…
Descriptors: High School Students, Gender Discrimination, Athletes, Talent
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Stone, James R., III – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Programs of study are the most recent in a series of federal efforts to create a more transparent and rational system for school-to-work transition for all youth. The current article places this construct in the context of today's labor market and the new focus on college and career readiness for all students. It then provides evidence indicating…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Transitional Programs
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Mawdsley, Ralph; Cumming, Joy – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Section 1981 prohibits discrimination concerning the right to contract, and Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of the basis of race and national origin. The two cases that form the basis for the discussion in this article--"Silva v. St. Anne Catholic School" and "Doe v. Kamehameha Schools"--address whether culture…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Social Discrimination, Court Litigation
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Babie, Paul; Mylius, Ben – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
This article explores the place of religion within Australian primary and secondary education. It is divided into three parts. The first examines religion within the Australian legal and constitutional structure. The second considers the accommodation of religion in government (public or state) and nongovernment (private) schools, using the State…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Role of Religion, Educational Practices
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Gounko, Tatiana – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
The article explores the issue of access and equity in the Russian higher education system by examining recent government initiatives. While recently introduced measures such as the Unified State Examination and student loan project are designed to aid students and expand participation, they alone cannot ensure equitable access to higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Social Stratification
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Shapiro, Arthur; Koren, Andrej – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
This analysis and synthesis explores constructs of professional autonomy and accountability using constructivist theory and practice to examine the organizational dynamics of centralization/decentralization, particularly as applied to educational organizations. Major schools of constructivist thought are explored to shed light on…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Locus of Control
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Lau, Grace – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
While Dewey's progressive philosophy did not have the wide-ranging influence over the developing republic that some of his students had wished, it did influence educators and help to shape evolving thought about education (Keenan, 1977). Because of the constraints and difficulties in realizing the child-centered curriculum in a genuine sense, a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Gallo, Mary – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2011
Leadership succession planning is a means to identify the need for systematic and purposeful change in education. Policy, planning, and research suggest that there is an acute shortage of school leaders globally. By illumination of these facts, we detail and describe what is happening within a Canadian context, and this we argue is similar to what…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership, Principals, Synthesis
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Kutsyuruba, Benjamin – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2011
This article examines the interconnections between mentoring and teacher collaboration in view of the intergenerational gap between experienced and novice educators in the post-Soviet Ukraine. The conceptual framework utilized a constructive postmodern perspective as an analytical lens and examined mentorship as a collaborative form of teacher…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Interviews
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Zoldy, Scott – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2011
Student discipline and the ineffectiveness of out-of-school suspension is examined in light of the Ontario (Canada) legislative reform that supported a greater emphasis on progressive discipline alternatives to out-of-school suspension. Alternative discipline herein is explored via the behavior education plan, the school survival group, and…
Descriptors: Suspension, Foreign Countries, Conflict Resolution, Discipline Policy
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