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...Country overview The USA’s education system is split into elementary school, middle school, junior high, and high school. State departments are responsible for day-to-day implementation of educational policy, whilst schools are overseen...

The United States of America: Reflections on the development and effectiveness of compulsory music education

The Origins and Foundations of Music Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter consists of an overview of the history of music in compulsory schooling in the United States of America. There are sections on the colonial period, the common school movement, compulsory schooling and the modern era, followed...

Leadership Based in Love of People and Place: A Novice Principal in an Economically Poor Community in Texas, United States

Michael Cowie

Michael Cowie is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. A former headteacher, Michael was previously Co-Director of the Masters Programme in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the North of Scotland Headteacher Preparation Consortium, a partnership involving the universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and nine education authorities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

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...Although technically two separate towns, Karl, Texas, and Kate, Texas (United States) are one community. In 1940 Karl-Kate was a centre for agriculture. Located in the rich farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico...

As They See It: First Generation College Students and Photovoice

Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students : Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Despite intense endeavors to promote educational change to affect student achievement, one voice, perhaps the most critical voice is sorely lacking … that of the students themselves. Rationale for the study This chapter uses the frame...

Already at work in the world

Learning Teaching from Experience : Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...I have always been impatient with schools. I am told that I refused to go to preschool. I remember elementary school as both boring and frightening, and college as pretentious. My research at the university expressed these years of building...

The relationship between democracy and education

Clifford P. Harbour

Clifford P. Harbour is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Wyoming, USA and President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, USA. He was a community college faculty member and administrator for 14 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Dewey and the Future of Community College Education

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Two broad considerations justify examining the work of John Dewey in a search for a new normative vision for American community colleges. First, over the last 25 years, discussion about...

International Perspectives, Patterns and Challenges on School Segregation: An Interview with Professor Gary Orfield

Xavier Bonal

Xavier Bonal is Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, and Special Professor in Education and International Development at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is Director of the Globalisation, Education and Social Policies (GEPS) research group of the Department of Sociology of the UAB and a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Group on Educational Policies. He is the coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cristián Bellei

Cristián Bellei is Associate Researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Education and Professor in the Sociology Department, both at the University of Chile, Chile. He previously worked at the Chilean Ministry of Education and UNICEF in Chile; he has also been a consultant for UNESCO, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of The Great Experiment: Market and Privatization of Chilean Education (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Understanding School Segregation : Patterns, Causes and Consequences of Spatial Inequalities in Education

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Gary Orfield is Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was co-founder and director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and now serves...

Mapping the Journey

Suniti Sharma

Suniti Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, Innovation at The University of Texas, Brownsville. She teaches socio-cultural foundations in education and curriculum theory. She has published in Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Race Ethnicity and Education, and Issues in Teacher Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Girls Behind Bars : Reclaiming Education in Transformative Spaces

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction In the spring of 2003, I accepted a teaching position in a detention school for young women in the United States. While searching for a new position in New Delhi, India through an employment agency online, a series...

The Politics of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Education and HIV/AIDS : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction In May 2003, President George W. Bush signed H.R. 1298, the Global AIDS Bill, authorizing $15 billion for HIV/AIDS interventions around the world. Passing through the US Congress in less than three...

Reconciliation Through Relationships Among Teachers and Sub-Saharan African Families in the USA

Education and Reconciliation : Exploring Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Continuum, 2010

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...In 2007, 1.4 million of the 38.1 million foreign-born residents of the United States were born in Africa (Terrazas, 2009). While they make up only 3.7 per cent of the foreign-born population, the number of African migrants I use...