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Giesinger, Johannes – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
The philosophical debate on educational justice currently focusses on the Anglo-American situation. This essay brings in an additional perspective. It provides a justice-oriented critique of the segregated education systems in German-speaking countries. First, arguments that are commonly put forward in favour of these systems are rejected. Second,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Justice, School Segregation
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Hochschild, Jennifer L.; Cropper, Porsha – Theory and Research in Education, 2010
While Canada is often described as the most and France as one of the least successful countries in the realm of immigrant incorporation, the question remains unresolved of how to evaluate a country's policies for dealing with immigration and incorporation relative to that of others. Our strategy is to examine the relationships among (1) countries'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Immigration, Immigrants
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Spiegler, Thomas – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Home education in Germany is a contravention to the school law, and severe sanctions are applied against it. Despite this, a small home education movement has developed within the last 25 years. This article, after a short overview of home education in Germany, examines the reasons why a policy with sanctions fails to deter homeschooling. Then I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, School Law, Sanctions
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Calvert, Kristina – Theory and Research in Education, 2007
In his influential book "Dialogues with Children" (1984), Gareth Matthews presents strong evidence that children as young as six can and should engage in philosophical discourse. His findings form the basis of this article, a theoretical and practical guide for parents and teachers seeking respectful and creative ways to encourage…
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children, Figurative Language