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Gadsden, Vivian L.; Johnson, Wintre Foxworth; Rahman, Samiha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
The issues associated with students' civic knowledge, engagement, and participation have been heightened in intellectual debates and public discussions. However, these discussions have not focused heavily on urban youths' civic identities or the locations of these identities within the youths' personal narratives of ethnicity, race, class, and…
Descriptors: Youth, Urban Schools, Learner Engagement, Personal Narratives
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Gibbs, Brian – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
This article focuses on how civic agency is taught or not taught by a social studies teacher to the children of soldiers in a largely conservative community and, as a result, how it was learned or not learned. Taken from a larger study investigating individual teacher curricular and pedagogic choice around teaching war near a military base, this…
Descriptors: Patriotism, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Military Personnel
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Middaugh, Ellen – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Amid rising concerns about "fake news," efforts have emerged to explain the spread and impact of misinformation on youth civic engagement. These efforts have focused primarily on the role of social media in exposing youth to factually inaccurate civic information and the factors that influence the ability to discern the accuracy of such…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, News Reporting, Political Attitudes, Language Usage
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Westheimer, Joel – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Belief in the fundamental importance of civic education for democracy has been long-standing. But if educators can agree that schools have an essential role to play in preparing students for informed engagement in civic and political life, they cannot seem to agree on what that means. The very same efforts that are applauded by some are viewed as…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Nationalism, Political Attitudes
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Brezicha, Kristina F.; Mitra, Dana L. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Given the importance of developing civically engaged and knowledgeable citizens, many have sought to improve the quality of students' civic education experiences. This article examines one particular effort spearheaded by the Joe Foss Institute, the Civic Education Initiative (CEI). Since the CEI was announced, 18 states have passed legislation…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship, Political Science, Political Attitudes
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Campbell, David E. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Historically there has been a relative dearth of social science research into civic education--even in political science, a discipline that had civic education as one of its founding objectives. This is partly due to the mistaken impression that civics instruction has no effect on civic and political participation, a conclusion that was once…
Descriptors: Civics, Social Science Research, Educational Research, Citizen Participation
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Wilson, Jerry J.; Sadler, James; Cohen-Vogel, Noah; Willis, Connor – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Across the country, states are considering policies that support civic learning among youth. Recent initiatives at the state level have changed graduation requirements and state assessments around high school civics. These initiatives can be grouped into three types: coursework, assessments, and accountability. The first type, coursework, refers…
Descriptors: Civics, State Policy, Graduation Requirements, High School Students
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Bishop, Joseph P.; Noguera, Pedro A. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Policy responses to disparities in education have proven to be largely inadequate in reducing persistent differences in academic outcomes, commonly referred to as the achievement gap. In this article, we identify some of the ways in which the fragmented nature of public policy generally, and education policy specifically, has contributed to the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Low Income Students, Ecology
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López, Patricia D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
The goals of this article are to provide a critical policy analysis and conceptual examination of California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Accountability (LCAP) systems in the Silicon Valley context. The goals and structure of this article are as follows: First, I situate my discussion on LCFF by providing a sociocultural and…
Descriptors: Local Government, Funding Formulas, Resource Allocation, School Districts
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Zarate, Maria Estela; Gàndara, Patricia – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Unlike previous school finance policies, California's new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has the potential to more equitably distribute funding to public schools. Having only recently been implemented, the impact of this policy is still under examination. However, emerging research points to the shortcomings of the policy, including the lack…
Descriptors: Local Government, Funding Formulas, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
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Lavadenz, Magaly; Armas, Elvira G.; Murillo, Marco A.; Jáuregui Hodge, Sylvia – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
This study examined evidence of equity for English Learners-one of the three targeted student groups--in the early implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) across data sets from seven studies. We used social justice inquiry methods and data integration analytic approaches that included purposeful sampling of districts'…
Descriptors: Local Government, Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Contreras, Frances; Fujimoto, Maria Oropeza – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
English Learners (ELs) represent critical mass of K-12 students in public schools across the nation. However, states have failed to improve EL student academic outcomes, including college readiness. In 2013, California altered its school funding policy, providing additional support for English learners. Drawing on Vertical Equity and a Critical…
Descriptors: College Readiness, English Language Learners, School Districts, Hispanic American Students
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Carruba-Rogel, Zuleyma; Durán, Richard P.; Solis, Bertin – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
A case study of a Latinx parent-school engagement program is presented illustrating how immigrant parents became collective political actors providing input into their California school district's formulation of its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP was part of newly adopted statewide Local Control Funding Formula policy providing…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Family Literacy, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Ojeda, Alejandro Gonzalez; Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Lapp, Diane – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
In 2013, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was enacted to replace the previous California school finance system. The purpose was to stream various funding sources (e.g., basic revenues, categorical funds, block grants) such that districts could engage in comprehensive planning to support all students. Additional monies designated for…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School District Autonomy, Accountability, Funding Formulas
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Porras, Diana A. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
Understanding why and how stakeholders become involved in education governance, and with what consequence, is critical to the success of any equity-minded participatory policy. This area of inquiry is especially salient to California's education law called the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). LCAP requires local district officials to…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Bilingual Students, Parent Participation
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