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THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: CAN IT BE A MODEL FOR EUROPE?

Patricia Maloney and Karl Ulrich Mayer

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter is organized as follows. The first section gives a stylized description of the elementary and secondary education systems as they map onto the life course in childhood and early ... More


What Do BRIC Higher Education Strategies Imply for the Future?

Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Maria Dobryakova, Rafiq Dossani, Isak Froumin, Katherine Kuhns, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, and Rong Wang

in University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786010
eISBN:
9780804786416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter summarizes the findings of the book on the five major questions posed by the state centered model developed in the first chapter. What were the forces driving the BRIC states to expand ... More


The Challenges of Measuring School Quality: Implications for Educational Equity

Helen Ladd and Susanna Loeb

in Education, Justice, and Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines the complex challenges of identifying and measuring what a quality education might be. It considers three proxies for quality education—school resources, internal processes and ... More


BRIC Higher Education and Social Equity

Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Maria Dobryakova, Rafiq Dossani, Isak Froumin, Katherine Kuhns, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, and Rong Wang

in University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786010
eISBN:
9780804786416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter examines the complex relationship between higher education expansion and income inequality in developing countries using a standard human capital model and empirical data from the BRIC ... More


Human rights and equality in education: Conclusion

Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell, and Helen Taylor

in Human Rights and Equality in Education: Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447337638
eISBN:
9781447337676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337638.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This concluding chapter argues that a human rights-based approach to education offers a promising framework for identifying and addressing the obstacles that stand in the way of minorities and ... More


Education Policy, Student Migration, and Brain Gain

Alexander Haupt, Tim Krieger, and Thomas Lange

in The Mobility of Students and the Highly Skilled: Implications for Education Financing and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028172
eISBN:
9780262326018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028172.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Presenting a novel channel for brain gain, this chapter expands the coverage of the book. It raises the question whether the countries of origin also benefit from education policies determined by the ... More


Conceptualising and enforcing the right to quality education for minorities and disadvantaged groups: reflections on the Campaign for Fiscal Equity litigation

Helen Taylor

in Human Rights and Equality in Education: Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447337638
eISBN:
9781447337676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337638.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines how the focus on ensuring quality education for all can strengthen both the conceptualisation and enforcement of the right to education for minorities and disadvantaged groups, ... More


Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

James C. Garland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

America's public universities educate 80% of the nation's college students. But in the wake of rising demands on state treasuries, changing demographics, growing income inequality, and legislative ... More


The Quality of Education

in Public No More: A New Path to Excellence for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780506
eISBN:
9780804782197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780506.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter considers the issue of quality in higher education in the U.S. It explains that the quality of public higher education is difficult to define accurately and suggests that a public ... More


The Evolution of Deaf Education in Namibia

Beausetha J. Bruwer and Pamela J. February

in Deaf Education Beyond the Western World: Context, Challenges, and Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190880514
eISBN:
9780190947538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880514.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter starts with the description of deaf education in the Namibian context in terms of providing formal education for learners who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). It traces the history of ... More


The Problem of Education Quality in Developing Countries

Naomi Hossain and Sam Hickey

in The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835684
eISBN:
9780191873201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835684.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

The universalization of basic education was set to be one of the great policy successes of the twentieth century, yet millions are still unenrolled, and many of those who attended school learned ... More


Identifying the Political Drivers of Quality Education: A Comparative Analysis

Sam Hickey, Naomi Hossain, and David Jackman

in The Politics of Education in Developing Countries: From Schooling to Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835684
eISBN:
9780191873201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835684.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter consolidates findings from the country cases to offer insight into the politics of education reform. It argues that the education sector presents different resources and incentives to ... More


Adolescence and youth: A time of responsibility and transformation

Jo Boyden, Andrew Dawes, Paul Dornan, and Colin Tredoux

in Tracing the Consequences of Child Poverty: Evidence from the Young Lives study of Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447348313
eISBN:
9781447348481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348313.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on adolescence and youth, which is increasingly accepted as a particularly sensitive phase of human development, characterised by significant changes in the brain and body. Much ... More


Human rights and equality in education: Introduction

Sandra Fredman, Meghan Campbell, and Helen Taylor

in Human Rights and Equality in Education: Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447337638
eISBN:
9781447337676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337638.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the relationship between human rights and equality in education. Education has been recognised as a fundamental human right at least since 1948, when ... More


Introduction

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This is the introductory chapter to a comparative volume examining how successfully, and through what mechanisms, policies in eight different countries ensure access to high quality early education ... More


New Zealand: A narrative of shifting Policy directions for early childhood education and care

Helen May

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in New Zealand. It chronicles the remarkable changes in ECEC policy ... More


Delivering high-quality early childhood education and care to low-income children: How well is the US doing?

Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in the US. It describes the split in responsibilities between ... More


An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Providing early education and care (ECEC) which is both equitable and high quality is a challenge all governments are confronting. This comparative volume seeks both to broaden and to deepen our ... More


Common challenges, lessons for policy

Kitty Stewart, Ludovica Gambaro, Jane Waldfogel, and Jill Rutter

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter draw together the evidence from our eight country case studies to examine how different countries have best addressed the common challenge of the “childcare triangle” – ensuring that ... More


Equal access to early childhood education and care? The case of the UK

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in the UK, highlighting both developments over the past 15 years ... More


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