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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
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Felder, Franziska – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
Accounts of inclusive education that locate the concept of inclusion within theories of individual rights face two problems. The first problem, called 'the dilemma of identity', assumes that on one hand we need communities to develop and ensure a sense of identity and a feeling of social inclusion, whereas on the other hand, inclusion is only…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Equal Education, Identification (Psychology)
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Bialystok, Lauren; Kukar, Polina – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
The educational enthusiasm for both authenticity and empathy makes a number of assumptions about universal virtues, self-hood, the role of emotion in education, and the role of the teacher. In this article, we argue that authenticity and empathy are both nebulous virtues that teachers and students are called to embody with little reflection on how…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Joyce, Kathryn E.; Cartwright, Nancy – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
The United States considers educating all students to a threshold of adequate outcomes to be a central goal of educational justice. The No Child Left Behind Act introduced evidence-based policy and accountability protocols to ensure that all students receive an education that enables them to meet adequacy standards. Unfortunately, evidence-based…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Brighouse, Harry; Ladd, Helen F.; Loeb, Susanna; Swift, Adam – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
This article articulates a framework suitable for use when making decisions about education policy. Decision makers should establish what the feasible options are and evaluate them in terms of their contribution to the development, and distribution, of educational goods in children, balanced against the negative effect of policies on important…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Theories
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Callan, Eamonn – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
Two appealing principles of educational distribution--equality and sufficiency--are comparatively assessed. The initial point of comparison is the distribution of civic educational goods. One reason to favor equality in educational distribution rather than sufficiency is the elimination of undeserved positional advantage in access to labor…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Citizenship, Civil Rights
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Bischoff, Kendra – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
In concert with policy trends, theory and research on the ways in which school context affects student outcomes have focused almost exclusively on academic achievement in recent years. Given the fundamental role that schools should play in civic education, and the potential for schools to affect civic equality, more empirical and theoretical…
Descriptors: Civics, School Role, Theories, Hypothesis Testing
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Meyer, Kirsten – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
This paper reveals how equal educational opportunities, equal job opportunities and equality of opportunity for welfare are related to each other, and how they are related to other demands for justice. There are several important objections to the emphasis on equal educational opportunities. Nevertheless, this paper shows that demanding equal…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Social Justice
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Blum, Lawrence – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
In this article, I argue (1) affirmative action diverts attention from more urgent needs of racial justice in education--better quality K-12 education, and better quality and more accessible public higher education; (2) the increasing wealth of students at affirmative action institutions is a sign of diminished quality of those students compared…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Student Diversity, Racial Relations, Social Justice
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Temkin, Larry S. – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
The ideal of equality of opportunity plays an important role in contemporary social and political discourse, and it is one of the few ideals which most people, across the political spectrum, accept. In this article, I argue that the seemingly widespread agreement about the value of equal opportunity is more apparent than real. I distinguish…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Affirmative Action, Quality of Life
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Glass, Ronald David; Newman, Anne – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Collaborative community-based research can bring a range of benefits to universities, communities, and the public more broadly. A distinct virtue of collaborative community-based research is that it makes the ethical-epistemic intersections and challenges in research a focal point of its methodology. This makes collaborative community-based…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Community Involvement
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Lebron, Chris – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
The taking of Black life by state authorities is a long-standing tragic tradition in America. However, in recent years, instances of Black death have gained wider media attention. This is a potentially important teaching moment, especially as it regards moral virtue and racism. In this article, I argue that Blacks have been put through a kind of…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Moral Values, African Americans, Law Enforcement
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Levinson, Meira; Theisen-Homer, Victoria – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article combines original interviews, secondary policy analysis, and non-ideal theory to determine the "least unjust" approach to budget-driven "Reduction in Force" teacher firings in Los Angeles. Building from the a priori claim that schools should serve children's interests, this article addresses the following…
Descriptors: Interviews, School Policy, Policy Analysis, Teacher Dismissal
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Zwarthoed, Danielle – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
According to Agenda 21, the United Nation's action plan for sustainable development, "Governments and private sector organisations should promote more positive attitudes towards sustainable consumption through education, public awareness programmes and other means". But some could wonder whether the cultivation of frugal consumption…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, Social Justice, Social Systems
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Cuypers, Stefaan E. – Theory and Research in Education, 2014
This article reflects on different conceptions of educational philosophy, their strengths and weaknesses. Against the backdrop of major alternatives, and the received view, delineated by RS Peters, John White's recent radically practical conception is critically assessed. Notwithstanding a pluralist answer to the question "What is, can…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Global Approach, Social Justice
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