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Fostering community, sharing power: Lessons for building restorative justice school cultures
Talia Sandwick, Josephine Wonsun Hahn, Lama Hassoun Ayoub
Increasingly, education policymakers are touting restorative justice as a way to interrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline,” which disproportionately impacts students by race, sexuality, and disability. A small but growing research literature suggests that restorative justice decreases suspension and behavioral incidents, while improving school climate—particularly when embraced as a schoolwide...

The movement of higher education access in Portugal from 1960 to 2017: An ecological analysis
Leanete Thomas Dotta, Amélia Lopes, Carlinda Leite
Globally, the expansion of investments in the field of higher education, which stems from both the demands of the economic sector and the growing appreciation of the social dimension of knowledge, implies mobilization within the scope of access to this level of education. If, on the one hand, access policies play a central role, on the other hand, the interactions of individuals in the...

Student perceptions of a primary education degree and its impact on the development of their professional skills
Mercedes Cuevas López, Francisco Díaz Rosas
This study, an analysis of the specific skills acquired through the primary education degree, was carried out at one of the University of Granada’s faculties offering this degree. This work reviewed the teaching guides of curriculum subjects to check the skills intended to be acquired from them. Subsequently, Student opinions of the faculties of education, economics and technology in Ceuta was...

Towards a collaborative academic identity and culture: Teaching teams as innovation in university degree programs
Israel Alonso Sáez, Leire Darretxe, Nekane Beloki
This work delves into the value of teaching collaboration in higher education (HE). Based on a review of the international scientific literature, the a case study of a degree program in Social Education at the University of the Basque Country was carried out. For this case study, teaching teams were created and established each quarter for the duration of four years, revealing the potential...

Forgotten equity: The promise and subsequent dismantling of education finance reform in New York State
Drew Atchison
This study examines the impact of court-ordered finance reform in New York State resulting from Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York on equity of inputs using synthetic controls. The findings herein indicate court mandated education finance reform in New York had little to no impact on equity of educational inputs despite an overhauled education finance system intending to...

Institutional communication at Spanish public universities from the approach of participatory communication
Esther Simancas González, Marcial García López
The theory and practice of institutional communication at public universities in Spain have a strong corporate and instrumental character. In this study, we discuss the possibility of implementing acommunicative planning and management focused on prioritizing more horizontal and participative communication processes. For that purpose, a qualitive study was carried out with a Delphi panel of 10...

The struggle for higher education gender equity policy in Afghanistan: Obstacles, challenges and achievements
Fred M. Hayward, Razia Karim
The struggle for gender equity in Afghanistan has been a long and difficult one under war conditions. Nonetheless, amazing progress has been made both in transforming higher education and in improving the situation for women students and women faculty members over the last few years. What is particularly striking about this effort is the level of success in a very challenging environment. Part...

Gender, sexuality, and biopolitics: Processes of life management in contemporary policies for social inclusion
Maria Cláudia Dal'Igna, Dagmar Estermann Meyer, Priscila Gomes Dornelles, Carin Klein
This paper examines the relationship between gender, sexuality, and biopolitics in order to point out some of its outcomes and effects on the forms of life management and the conduct of women and men in the so-called “public policies for social inclusion”. The qualitative analysis articulates results from a series of studies carried out by a research group in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The...

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