Search results for: Equal education
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In this article, the author examines the relationship between school desegregation, environmental inequality, structural racialization, and health and educational outcomes. The author proposes a conceptual framework for linking environmental health to educational outcomes that considers the dynamic social processes through which social and environmental inequalities are produced, reproduced, and transformed. The author concludes that the eco-apartheid framework provides a useful model for theory building in the study of environmental health and educational equity.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011
The present article critically examines the work of the European Commission-sponsored network, the European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE). The aim is to develop understanding of the context and significance of the mobilization of the economics of education research and policy paradigm within the European Union’s Education and Training 2010 Work Programme. In conclusion, the article argues that the Commission has mobilized the economics of education politically and strategically.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2011
Individual and Structural Orientations in Socially Just Teaching: Conceptualization, Implementation, and Collaborative Effort
This essay, drawn from theory, research, and the author’s practitioner research as a teacher educator, proposes a framework to inform teacher educators’ conceptualization and implementation of socially just teaching. The framework suggests that building on dispositions of fairness and the belief that all children can learn, a socially just teacher will engage in professional reflection and judgment using both an individual and a structural orientation to analyze the students’ academic difficulties. The author concludes with suggestions for how this framework can inform future research and dialogue in the teacher education community.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010
Realizing the Equity-Minded Aspirations of Detracking and Inclusion: Toward a Capacity-Oriented Framework for Teacher Education
Drawing on ethnographic research in detracked and inclusion classrooms, this paper analyzes the nature and sources of the tensions and dilemmas felt by teachers working in intentionally heterogeneous settings. It argues that the implementation of these policies is not often accompanied by a serious interrogation of the taken-for-granted understandings of ability, standards, and structural inequality that pervade educational discourse inside schools.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2009
Much of the research explains school dropout using statistical relationships between dropout rates and a variety of 'risk factors' attributed to student' such as income, race/ethnicity, academic achievement and behaviors and attitudes. In contrast, this study investigates two Latino adolescents' everyday experiences of dropping out in the context of cultural and structural aspects of school. Implications for practice and further research are examined.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
The paper reveals the findings of a participatory ethnography with post-secondary students enrolled in a large West Coast University in British Columbia. These students had previously been identified as 'learning disabled' and thus, the 'recipients' of special educational policy interventions. The study uncovers the performative work the students engage as they negotiate the contradictory ideologies of meritocracy and equal opportunity while living with the label and realities of various 'learning disabilities'. The students' discourses are read in relation to and against the dominant common-sense ideologies of special education. The study takes into account the students readings in light of their positionalities as racialized, classed, gendered, in addition to living with the label of learning disability.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2009