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Conceptions of public policies and discursive pratices: An analysis of higher education public policies in Lula’s Government (2003-2010)
Márcio Barcelos, Marcio Silva Rodrigues
The main objective of this work is to analyze a set of conceptions and discursive practices underpinning the construction of public policies for the area of higher education during the two governments of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010). A theoretical-analytical approach was adopted from approaches that have been defined as post-empiricist and that emphasize the dimension of ideas,...

Growth and performance of fully online and blended K-12 public schools
Charisse Gulosino, Gary Miron
This study provides a census of full-time virtual schools and blended schools from 35 states. Specifically, it utilizes data visualization and exploratory data analysis to examine student demographics and school performance measures of virtual schools and blended schools operating in the 2014-15 school year. The school achievement measures for both virtual and blended schools indicate these...

Educational inequality of opportunity in Argentina
Monserrat Serio
This paper analyzes the inequality of opportunity on education among young students of Argentina in the 2000s. It focuses on three dimensions of secondary education: access to education, access to quality education, and educational performance of students. We estimate distributions of educational outcomes conditional to the students’ circumstances using household survey data and PISA data. The...

Relations between accountability and improvement strategies in New York City’s Children First Networks
Kelly McMahon
Federal school accountability policies like No Child Left Behind were based on a logic that measuring school performance and making the results public through tools like school report cards would incentivize educators to create strategies for improving school quality. Yet, most schools needed more than incentives to be able to design improvement strategies that would lead to all students...

Influence over school discipline policy: Variation across levels of governance, school contexts, and time
F. Chris Curran
Little research explores the relative influence of various stakeholders on school discipline policy. Using data from the SASS and ordered logistic regression, this study explores such influence while assessing variation across schools types and changes over time. Principals consistently rate themselves and teachers as the most influential stakeholders over setting school discipline policy. The...

Transfer and mobility of higher education policies in Latin America in neoliberal times
Regina Célia Linhares Hostins, Idorlene da Silva Hoepers
Abstract: The paper aims to trace the flows of global education policies in Higher Education policies in two Latin American countries - Brazil and Argentina – during the decades of 1990 and 2000, from Stephen Ball’s theoretical and methodological framework. Two major events were used for analysis - the World Conference on Education for All (Jomtien, 1990), and the World Education Forum...

Professional development and teacher collaboration: Analyzing tensions and fractures between theory and practice in a Spanish context
Felipe Trillo Alonso, José Miguel Nieto Cano, Begoña Martínez Domínguez, Juan Manuel Escudero Muñoz
This article analyzes teaching collaboration, one of the most promising professional development activities, as it appears in a broader investigation about different dimensions of continuing education of teachers in Spain. First, we describe the relevance of teaching collaboration as a new paradigm in professional development, and we present the conceptual definition of teaching collaboration...

Academic trajectories of generational groups and political context in Argentina: Towards a typology
Monica Marquina, José Alberto Yuni, Mariela Ferreiro
Our aim is to analyze the trajectories of Argentinian academics through the study of three different groups: novel, intermediate and consolidated. For each group, we consider socio-cultural background, academic capital, elapsed time between graduation and the first academic position, type of activities carried out at present time, and level of satisfaction. Our hypothesis is the trajectories...

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