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Education and Vocational Training

Trude Maurer

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0022
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that toward the end of the Weimar Republic the Jewish school system became an institution of protection against antisemitism and of strengthening Jewish consciousness. As the Nazis ... More


Educational Development in the Tibet Autonomous Region

Rong MA

in Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The development of knowledge—which also includes social sciences, humanities, sciences, and technology—is found to be associated with the development of human societies. Several different forms of ... More


Tragedies, Blunders, and Promises: Creating a Public School System

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Much has been written about the early exploration, settlement, and conquest of Kentucky. From the earliest days of settlement in “Kentucke”, there were children to be educated. Elementary, or ... More


Black Public Education in Atlanta: From Segregation to Segregation, 1950–1988

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the quest for education by black Atlantans. Like other African Americans who were awarded greater freedoms after the civil war, the black Atlantans recognized the significance ... More


Logic and Verbalism

Theodore Zeldin

in France 1848–1945: Volume Two: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198221258
eISBN:
9780191678424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221258.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The mark by which one could recognise a Frenchman was often not so much his appearance but something much deeper and much subtler: the way he used language, the way he thought, the way he argued. ... More


Introducing School Choice into Multidistrict Public School System

Thomas J. Nechyba

in The Economics of School Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter discusses the factors to consider in introducing a school choice program in multidistrict public school systems. It highlights the importance of modeling the current school system ... More


Epilogue: Whither Education in Kentucky?

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the reforms brought about through the Kentucky Education Reform Act and the changes that occurred in higher education from the Patton years to the near present. Education in ... More


Los Angeles and New York City Schools

Julia Wrigley

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the public school systems of Los Angeles and New York. The huge public school systems of New York and Los Angeles rank first and second in the nation in size, with New York ... More


Financing Educational Reform

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

As South Carolina's illiteracy rate was at 20 percent, the state was revealed to be as the second most illiterate in America. Also, it was important to note that three out of four adults in the state ... More


Options for City Schools

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues that the public school crisis will continue unless the nation moves dramatically to reduce racial segregation of residential areas and to enact policies to reduce class ... More


Legacy of Reform

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

In grasping the power of white supremacy, it is important to examine carefully how the whites exercised power and determine the various methods in which the manipulative potential of white supremacy ... More


Grunt Work: The Endless Business of Building a Great School System

David L. Kirp

in Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter considers some of the factors behind the continuously improving school system of Union City, New Jersey. Many districts are run like a loose confederacy, with each principal calling the ... More


What Union City Can Teach America: Nationwide, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

David L. Kirp

in Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses some of the lessons that can be learned from the Union City school district. Skeptics will dismiss the narrative of Union City's accomplishments as a one-off—a rare and ... More


“Massive Resistance” in the Public Schools

Lisa Levenstein

in A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832721
eISBN:
9781469605883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889985_levenstein.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how working-class African American women retained their deep faith in education as a tool of upward mobility in the face of the racist policies adopted by the Philadelphia ... More


Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts 1902–1945

David Turner

in The Old Boys: The Decline and Rise of the Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300189926
eISBN:
9780300213133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189926.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the British public school system from 1902 to 1945. Topics covered include the passage of the Education Act of 1902, which marked the beginning of a massive expansion of ... More


School in contemporary Italy: structural features and current policies

Gabriele Ballarino

in The Italian welfare state in a European perspective: A comparative analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316886
eISBN:
9781447316909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter describes and discusses the Italian school system and school policies since the 90s from the point of view of the welfare state. First, the Italian school is described in comparative ... More


Educating the Children of Immigrants in Old and New Amsterdam

Maurice Crul, Jennifer Holdaway, Helga A.G. de Valk, Norma Fuentes, and Mayida Zaal

in The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760949
eISBN:
9780814724354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760949.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines whether school systems in the Netherlands and in the United States are enabling the children of low-status immigrants to enjoy the opportunities available to their native-born ... More


Insights from the five nations and implications for the future

Moira Hulme, Ian Menter, Jean Murray, and Teresa O’Doherty

in Teacher Education In Times of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318538
eISBN:
9781447318569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In the concluding chapter a team of four of the authors-Hulme, Menter, Murray and O'Doherty-consider some of the implications of the analyses from the earlier sections of the book. In particular they ... More


Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741405
eISBN:
9780814786550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741405.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, we are living in a global era, yet schooling systems remain generally reactive and slow to adapt to shifting economic, technological, demographic, and ... More


Learning at School: Measuring and “Leveling” the Self

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green

in Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479884575
eISBN:
9781479863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884575.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In chapter 6, we take a close look at something that surprised us. The classroom in VFS in 2011–2012, as in many other UK schools, was heavily framed by the measurement system implemented in support ... More


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