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A mixed-methods study: Districts’ implementation of language classification policies and the implications for male, Hispanic, and low-income middle school students
Marcela Reyes, Thurston Domina
California state policy requires English language learners (ELL) to pass the California English Language Development Test and the California Standards Test in English Language Arts to be Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). However, most districts make it more difficult for ELL students to reclassify by setting reclassification requirements that are more stringent than the...

Free higher education and its effects on access: Case of Ecuador
Jairo Rivera
The present research analyzes the effect of free education on access to higher education in Ecuador. It begins with a review of the literature on access and free education, and examines the main studies conducted on Ecuador. The empirical section is then developed using the data corresponding to the Urban and Rural Employment and Unemployment Survey (ENEMDUR) for 2007-2017, and Probit models...

Special education in Brazilian educational policies: A historical approach
Luana Leal Ribeiro, Renata Maldonado da Silva
Historically, the schooling of people with disabilities was offered in a precarious and segregated way from the students considered as "normal". As a result of the advancement of concepts, regulations and new perspectives on special education students, the educational practices offered to such individuals were reformulated in the last decades of the 20th century. The present work seeks to...

The policy of inclusive education and the future of specialized institutions in Brazil
Encéia Gonçalves Mendes
The present article is a theoretical essay that compiles a historical analysis of the special education policy in Brazil, focusing on the changes produced from the year 2000 with a view to radicalize the perspective of school inclusion. Since then, this field has been subject to strong tensions between those who point to the need to educate all the students of the target public of special...

Inclusion “in the Chilean way”: School inclusion in a context of advanced neoliberal policies
Vicente Sisto
The Chilean educational system has been considered one of the most mercantilist in the world, with a strong presence of private providers of educational services under a financing based on demand (voucher system). In 2015, the “Law of School Inclusion” was promulgated with the stated purpose of transforming the model towards one based on the public good. This article addresses the analysis of...

The construction of an imaginary on educational improvement: School justice and globalization
Carmen Rodríguez Martínez
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the forms assumed by the discourses on educational improvement and school justice and their relationship in shaping a global educational agenda, as well as their influence on educational reforms that are developed in different parts of the world from the eighties onwards. The basis of this study is the analysis of relevant official documents about...

The interpellation of inclusion policies to school grammar of the Argentinian high school
Cecilia Evangelina Melendez, José Alberto Yuni
In this article it is proposed a theoretical- analytical reading about the manner in which inclusion policies in Argentinian high school interpellate school grammar during the last decade. In theory it is discussed the extent of the idea of interpellation; this permits the study of education policies and their effects in terms of performative manner and affectation to school logic, its...

Educational inclusion and the right to education: The senses in dispute
Ingrid Sverdlick
This article discusses, from a historical perspective, the political dispute over the senses that the right to education and inclusive education have been in different models or educational proposals over time and its particular configuration in the today. It is an analysis that incorporates a look over power struggles that they occur in the field of discourse, understanding the senses that...

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