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Pena-Rangel, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
Most societies today are culturally diverse. Increasingly, minority groups are demanding recognition and self-governing rights to protect their ways of life against that of the majority. These demands represent a serious challenge for the state: how is it to balance between the equally legitimate claims of the many cultures inhabiting its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Minority Groups, Citizenship Education
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Villalba, Cynthia M. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
In Sweden approximately 100 children a year are in home-based education, which is regulated by local policies that interpret legislation and guide practice. Based on a detailed analysis of documents drawn up in two municipalities, the article highlights different interpretations of the role and requirement of "insyn" (insight) in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Municipalities, State School District Relationship