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Dor, Asnat – Education and Society, 2018
This qualitative study was designed to explore diverse-family parents' perspectives of their communication with their children's teachers. Semi-structured in-depth non-directive interviews were conducted to gather the participants' descriptions of their experience communicating with the teachers. Findings reveal that teachers tend to avoid…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Characteristics, Family Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Talbani, Aziz – Education and Society, 2018
The article examines the ideological forces that are influencing educational policies and curriculum debates in Pakistan. In Pakistan, ideology has gripped education and contemporary, global economic and cultural changes taking place are put on the back burners. As the result, the government of Pakistan has failed to address economic woes of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social Change, Ideology, Debate
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Li, Yongjian; Dervin, Fred – Education and Society, 2018
This article reflects on the meanings of comparing and contrasting in international and comparative education, using two education utopias as case studies. It is inspired by our visits to schools in rural China and Finland and by our interest in issues of social justice, equality/equity. The article also discusses the meanings of the fashionable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Hope, Andrew – Education and Society, 2018
Recently there has been a growth in the surveillance of students' online activities. This has been facilitated not only by the increasing numbers of digital devices, but also through surveillance creep (Marx, 1998). Drawing upon this concept and associated ideas, including data creep, policy creep and concept creep, this paper explores the digital…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Observation, Data Collection, Computer Software
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Smith, Ken; Zajda, Joseph – Education and Society, 2018
The purpose of this article is to provide a critique of the main concepts of qualitative and quantitative methodologies for conducting research. It is written expressly for the novice researcher in an attempt to clarify the major misconceptions and misunderstandings concerning the qualitative-quantitative research polarities. This article will not…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Research Design
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Lee, Chee Hye – Education and Society, 2017
The language policies and practices embodied in the Peace Corps/Korea program (1966-1981) are the reflection and the implementation of language ideologies that interplay with the socio-historical, political, and economic contexts of Korea during the 1960s and 1970s. Concerned with a nation's modernization, Korea placed an emphasis on educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Federal Programs
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Baran, Jolanta; Winzer, Margaret – Education and Society, 2017
This paper focuses on the democratization of education in the post-socialist space through an examination of inclusive schooling for students with special needs in Poland. It embeds the inclusive education reform and its attendant policies and practices within the political and social transitions that essentially dated from 1989 and saw Poland…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Foreign Countries
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Veugelers, Wiel; de Groot, Isolde; Llomovatte, Silvia; Naidorf, Judith – Education and Society, 2017
Given the fact that countries can differ in their educational policy and practice and that these national contexts are influenced by international developments makes it interesting to do comparative research into policy and practice of different countries. In this article we present the results of a comparative inquiry into citizenship and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Shibata, Ria – Education and Society, 2017
Japan's "historical amnesia", represented by conservatives' denial of the Nanjing massacre, sanitization of history textbooks, and Japanese politicians' visits to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine continues to generate tensions between China and Japan. This study aims to understand the degree to which "historical amnesia" is…
Descriptors: War, History, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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Piotrowska-Piatek, Agnieszka – Education and Society, 2017
In the context of the ongoing changes in the management systems of higher education, the issue of higher education institutions' (HEIs) relationships with external stakeholders are of key importance. This article discusses this problem from the perspective of Polish higher education system. The aim of it is to answer the following questions: (1)…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning
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Shapiro, Svi – Education and Society, 2017
The struggle for meaning is central to human existence. Beyond material needs meaning offers purpose and hope to our lives. The present context of our existence is now shaped by the powerful influence of global capitalism which disrupts the communal bonds of traditional communities leaving an atomized individualism in its place. In the more…
Descriptors: Violence, Neoliberalism, Individualism, Social Systems
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Waite, Duncan; Swisher, Jason R. – Education and Society, 2017
In this essay, the authors discuss the ecologies of teachers and administrators, examining the historical relationships between workers and organizations. Exploring matters of affinity, loyalty, privilege, cowardice, corruption, and oppression, the authors illustrate how leaders have used and continue to use positional advantages to overtly,…
Descriptors: Teachers, Administrators, Work Environment, Organizational Culture
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Saha, Lawrence J. – Education and Society, 2017
Dispositions and motivations toward future adult life are crystalized during adolescence, and one of the key agents in this process is student-teacher relationships in the school. Adolescent students can be very sensitive to the differential treatments of teachers toward them and their fellow students, particularly with respect to fairness and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Winzer, Margaret; Mazurek, Kas – Education and Society, 2016
Securing rights to inclusive schooling for children with disabilities in developing nations should rest on a scaffolding of interaction between international commitments such as Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals and the disability-centric UN "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" (CRPD). To…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Children, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Vissing, Yvonnne; Moore-Vissing, Quixada – Education and Society, 2016
Human Rights Education (HRE) is a mandate in both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Globally, children may be learning about their rights, and the rights of others, in schools from preschool through college. HRE is not universally or systematically implemented. How much do…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Student Rights, Knowledge Level, College Students
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