NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
Theory and Research in…12
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
First Amendment1
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing all 12 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cantu, Gerald C. – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Secondary education schools in the United States routinely distribute differential educational provisions to students through a widely implemented tracking system. This article aims to show that this tracking system is unjust. It begins with a characterization of the tracking system as it is typically implemented in the United States, and its…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Secondary Education, Equal Education, Social Justice
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Maxwell, Bruce; Waddington, David I.; McDonough, Kevin – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Why do society and the courts so readily recognize university and college teachers' academic freedom but just as readily deny primary and secondary school teachers the same right? To investigate this question, this article considers teachers' work in light of the standard justifications for granting academic freedom in higher education: that…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Merry, Michael S.; Arum, Richard – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Selection within the educational domain breeds a special kind of suspicion. Whether it is the absence of transparency in the selection procedure, the observable outcomes of the selection, or the criteria of selection itself, there is much to corroborate the suspicion many have that selection in practice is unfair. And certainly as it concerns…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Competitive Selection, Equal Education, Public Schools
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hewstone, Miles; Al Ramiah, Ananthi; Schmid, Katharina; Floe, Christina; van Zalk, Maarten; Wölfer, Ralf; New, Rachel – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
We report findings from three longitudinal studies investigating the extent, quality and consequences of intergroup contact in schools between young Asian-British and White-British secondary (high-school) students. Results provide robust support for Allport's 'contact hypothesis' in this setting. Specifically, mixing (vs segregation) in high…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Religion, Friendship, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mason, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
Can selecting on the basis of academic ability at secondary school level be reconciled with equality of opportunity? One common view is that although the two can be reconciled in principle, for various contingent reasons selection tends to undermine equality of opportunity in practice, for example, it tends to advantage children who have been…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bindewald, Benjamin J. – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Released time is an arrangement through which students are excused from public schools during regular hours to participate in devotional lessons. South Carolina has become the center of operations for a movement of evangelical Christians to expand proselytizing released time programs throughout the United States. As a result of the movement's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Religious Education, State Legislation, Scheduling
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Darby, Derrick; Saatcioglu, Argun – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Both neoliberals and liberals call for mitigating inequality of educational opportunity stemming from circumstances beyond an individual's control. In this article, we challenge the wisdom of making equality of opportunity hinge on emphasizing the distinction rather than the relationship between choices and circumstances. We utilize an empirical…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Racial Factors, School Choice
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Noddings, Nel – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
The quality of parenting is a crucial factor in children's school success, and yet the schools teach almost nothing about parenting. This essay suggests ways in which we can teach about parenting without risking indoctrination or adding special courses.
Descriptors: Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Educational Strategies, Parent Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Vansover, Yaron – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
This article examines the narrative structure used by Israeli history teachers in their lessons. The investigation makes use of the analytical tools of narratology, employing the constitutive narratological distinction between "fabula" and "szujet." It becomes clear that the narrative structure which teachers of history…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Narration
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Stitzlein, Sarah M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2011
One central aspect of a healthy democracy is the practice of democratic dissent. For the first time in many years, dissent is being widely practiced in town hall meetings and on street corners across the United States. Despite this presence, dissent is often suppressed or omitted in the prescribed, tested, hidden, and external curriculum of US…
Descriptors: Democracy, Civics, Dissent, Role
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Miller, Richard W. – Theory and Research in Education, 2007
Immoral excesses of American foreign policy are so severe and so deep-rooted that American patriotism is now a moral burden. This love, which pulls toward amnesia, wishful thinking and inattention to urgent foreign interests, should be replaced by commitment to a global social movement that seeks to hem in the American empire. Teachers can advance…
Descriptors: Patriotism, War, Foreign Policy, Citizenship Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bolivar, Antonio; Domingo, Jesus – Theory and Research in Education, 2006
This article examines the problems of lower secondary education in Spain (ESO, or compulsory secondary education), in view of the implementation of several education reforms, focusing on their effect on the crisis in secondary teachers' professional identity. Using research data, we analyse their experience of the crisis and the problems involved…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers