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Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Nkomo, Mokubung – Review of Research in Education, 2012
Schools have a seminal role in preparing a society's children for their adult responsibilities as workers, parents, friends, neighbors, and citizens. The United States, countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Brazil, India, South Africa, and other multiethnic democratic nation-states have increasingly diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Role, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives
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Hill, Lori Diane; Baxen, Jean; Craig, Anne T.; Namakula, Halima – Review of Research in Education, 2012
Access to education is one of a range of social citizenship rights that are intended to afford members of a society an opportunity to share in a basic level of social, economic, and cultural well-being and to mitigate societal inequalities. The idea that every individual has a right to education is deeply entrenched in the international discourse…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Citizenship, Democracy
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Baugh, John – Review of Research in Education, 2009
Children of the poor are at greater educational risk than the children of the wealthy, but to what extent, if any, are these risks the result of undetected linguistic considerations? This chapter reviews long-standing issues that influence students' academic and social experiences in school as well as more contemporary debates that respond to…
Descriptors: Race, Classification, Foreign Countries, Access to Education