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Evans, Penny; Irish, Sharon – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
"Structures of Participation" concerns a recent media arts project, the University of Local Knowledge (ULK). ULK is simultaneously a critique of established academic institutions and disciplines and a system for self-organized learning among the residents of Knowle West, an area of south Bristol (UK). Beginning in 2009, the Knowle West…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Media, Video Technology, Knowledge Level
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Wood, Jason – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
Education for active citizenship has been a key development in social policy over the past two decades, leading to a number of initiatives that have sought to strengthen political, social and moral literacy. This paper briefly reviews the UK policy context by situating this within communitarian definitions of citizenship. Despite the growth of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy
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Hope, Max A. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
This paper offers a critique of current definitions of active citizenship and argues that children and young people need to be seen as citizens within their school communities and not just citizens of the future. Pedagogy and school decision-making should reflect the aims of active citizenship and thus engage children and young people as active…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship, Democracy, Educational Experience
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Denzin, Norman K. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
Reading forward from the recently released secret Downing Street Memos, to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, in this performance text I critique the Bush Administration and its reliance on science, or evidence-based models of inquiry (SBR). SBR raises issues concerning the politics of truth and evidence. These issues intersect with the ways in…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Evidence, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation
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Ade-Ojo, Gordon O. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2005
This paper reports the findings of a study set up to establish the impact of a particular scheme on the attendance and punctuality performance of a group of Basic Skills learners against the backdrop of various theoretical postulations on managing undesirable behavior. Data collected on learners' performance was subjected to statistical analysis…
Descriptors: Attendance, Basic Skills, Statistical Analysis, Intervals