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Barteau, Heather Lynn; Webb, C. Lorraine – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2019
The U.S.'s education system has been in a state of crisis for decades. Reform attempts addressed with each administration, such as "A Nation at Risk" during the Reagan campaign, "No Child Left Behind" during the Bush administration, and the most recent, Obama's "Race to the Top" initiative, elucidate America's…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Educational Practices, Democracy, Academic Achievement
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Taber, Nancy – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2018
In countries with all-volunteer force (AVF) militaries, most citizens do not learn about the military through first-hand experience. For instance, 90,000 people serve in the Canadian Armed Forces (Government of Canada n.d.) out of an adult working-age population (20-70 years old) of 23,202,523 people (StatsCan 2013), which comes to 0.39% of the…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Females, Military Service, War
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Giroux, Henry A. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2010
In this paper, the author focuses specifically on how the current crisis regarding teacher layoffs in the United States is being analyzed and addressed through weak reformist discourses and how the hidden order of these discourses is revealed through current policies being implemented to reform existing programs and colleges of education charged…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Policy, Job Layoff, Public Education
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Berdayes, Vicente – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2008
One way that people learn to recognize themselves as members of a nation-state is by participating in the ritual of a national census. In the United States acquaintance with such enumerations is cultivated during childhood by the federal government's "Census in Schools" (CIS) program, which distributes a variety of educational materials…
Descriptors: Demography, Federal Government, Census Figures, Political Socialization
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Ball, Anna – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2008
September 11, 2001 generated diverse responses from around the world, but for many subjects located in "the West," an enduring perception surfaced in the aftermath of the attacks: that 9/11 revealed the fragility of the "Western Self" as a secure identity. In a move towards self-scrutiny post 9/11, it is not only the presence…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Terrorism, Cultural Influences
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Saltman, Kenneth J. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2006
This article illustrates how global corporate education initiatives, though profit-motivated, sometimes function both as an instrument of foreign policy and as a manifestation of a broader imperial project. According to neoconservative scholars, as well as their critics, the events of September 11, 2001, allowed the implementation of pre-made…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Curriculum Design, Corporate Education
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Chacon, RosaMaria – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2006
This article describes the author's concerns, as a brand new teacher, about competence and failure which manifested themselves in a focus on the body. It discusses the effects of diversity among teachers and students. While the author's fears corresponded to the situation, given that she would be subject to the specific and often intense gaze of…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic Americans, Females, Minority Groups
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Simpson, Jennifer S. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2006
The prevalence of institutional racism in the United States presents an urgent and complicated challenge. Little agreement exists among scholars regarding the existence and implications of racism, or the position educators might take in addressing it. In the context of public and scholarly retreats from the significance of and responsibility for…
Descriptors: Social Life, Racial Bias, Higher Education, Race
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Pozo, Mike Alexander – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2005
In May of 2004 Henry Giroux, a creator of the field of critical pedagogy and a leading advocate for young people, democracy, and education in the United States, reluctantly left Penn State University after twelve years as a Distinguished Professor in the education department. He has been a critic of the corporatization of and conservative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Young Adults, Elections, Democracy
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Giroux, Henry A. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2005
This article is a commencement speech delivered by the author on May 26 at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. In his speech, the author focused on affirming public discourse, civic morality, and what it might mean to conduct your lives as engaged citizens attentive to the suffering of others and the fragility of democracy itself. He said…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Justice, Democracy
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Dutton, Thomas A.; Mann, Lian Hurst – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2003
This article focuses on how architecture, and aesthetic interventions generally, might be transformed from hegemonic to counterhegemonic in order to realign political forces in the production of culture and social life. In a prior REMARX commentary for "Rethinking Marxism", the authors critiqued the concept of "the political"…
Descriptors: Social Life, Working Class, Privatization, Civil Rights
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Street, Paul – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2003
A thesis concocted by right-wing ideological watchdogs and advanced with elevated urgency in the wake September 11, 2001, claims that America's college and university students are hostage to a leftist, "moral-relativist" and multiculturalist professoriat. To restore right-thinking to college campuses, the argument continues, academic…
Descriptors: Political Affiliation, Political Issues, Whites, Minority Groups
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Yao, Yusheng – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2002
Tao Xingzhi (1891-1946) was an outstanding modern educator, whose theory and practice of life education represented a radical discourse in the Chinese debate on modern education and national reconstruction. Although he is most often known as a Deweyan reformer in the mainstream of American studies, in his theoretical maturity Tao can more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Instruction, American Studies, Educational Policy