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The failure of the U.S. education research establishment to identify effective practices: Beware effective practices policies
Stanley Pogrow
One of the major successes of advanced quantitative methods has been its seeming ability to provide unbiased determinations of which education practices are effective for education in general and for improving the educational achievement and opportunity of the neediest students.  The power of this methodology as applied in the top education research journals has led to periodic...

The long journey: Perspectives on the coordination of Chilean higher education
Jose M. Salazar, Peodair S. Leihy
It is fairly established that Chilean higher education presents a high level of Habermasian “privatism”, as long labeled by José Joaquin Brunner, being among the world's most privatized systems in terms of who pays, who is held to benefit directly from its action and who controls it. Less clear, however, is the contribution of public policy to this state of affairs. The systematic analysis of...

Educational achievements: Does the gender of students matter?
María María Ibañez Martín, María Marta Formichella
There are different factors that influence educational outcomes of students and these factors can help in decision-making and policy development. In this context, this paper analyzes whether differences in school achievement are able to be explained by considering the gender of the students. For this purpose, PISA data bases corresponding to all waves in which Argentina has participated and a...

Equitable leadership on the ground: Converging on high-leverage practices
Mollie K. Galloway, Ann M. Ishimaru
What would leadership standards look like if developed through a lens and language of equity? We engaged with a group of 40 researchers, practitioners, and community leaders recognized as having expertise on equity in education to address this question. Using a Delphi technique, an approach designed to elicit expert feedback and measure convergence around a question of interest, these leaders...

Righting past wrongs: A superintendent’s social justice leadership for dual language education along the U.S.-Mexico border
David DeMatthews, Elena Izquierdo, David S. Knight
The role of superintendents in adopting and developing dual language education and other equity-oriented reforms that support the unique needs of Latina/o emergent bilinguals is a relatively unexplored area in educational leadership and policy research. Drawing upon theories of social justice leadership, this article examines how one superintendent in the El Paso Independent School District...

Educational process for people with autism spectrum disorder from the analysis of scientific production available in SciELO – Brazil (2005-2015)
Fabiana Ferreira do Nascimento, Mara Monteiro da Cruz, Patricia Braun
Access to the school, the guarantee of permanence and promotion of learning, regardless of the student's conditions, is the duty of the state and family who share responsibility for the educational process, which means the school learning of the individuals. Lack of knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and inadequate conditions of physical space, lack of resources and curricular...

Books of occurrences: Violence and indiscipline in state managed schools
Claudia Lemos Vóvio, Vanda Mendes Ribeiro, Luiz Carlos Novaes, Maria Helena Bravo
This article suggests categories for the analysis of registries made in books of occurrences within state managed schools. Furthermore it verifies the categories’ pertinence for the comprehension of schooling environment in these institutions. In a context of vulnerable territories in which these institutions are set, violence and indiscipline are considered relevant to grasp what goes on in...

Rethinking privatization policies in education: The enclosure of the school
Noelia Fernández-González
This article aims to introduce the concept of enclosure as a category to think about privatization policies in education. The concept of enclosure refers to the process by which communal land rights and uses were removed between the 14th and 18th centuries, making possible the passage from feudalism to capitalism. Nowadays, a discourse named as a “commons paradigm” (Bollier, 2007) exposes...

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