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Seven school-related disasters: Lessons for policymakers and school personnel
Laura M. Stough, Donghyun Kang, Sungyoon Lee
Students are highly dependent on the emergency planning and evacuation decisions made by policymakers and school personnel when disasters occur. The purpose of this study was to examine selected cases of school-related disasters, highlighting how factors of the school context intersected with natural hazards and subsequently affected schoolchildren. Purposeful maximal sampling was used to...

Evaluation of the Program of Professional Education (PEP): The case of Minas Gerais, a State of Brazil
Tarrara Alves Horsth, Wesley de Almeida Mendes, Fernanda Gabriela Gandra Pimenta Magalhães, Bruno Silva Olher
The inclusion of young people and adults in the job market is a problem in developing countries, which requires the attention of the State that, through public educational policies, can help human and economic development. In support of these improvements, the Brazilian State created the Professional Education Program (PEP) to facilitate the access of young people and adults to technical...

Educational responsibility for a critical citizen commitment
María Lozano Estivalis, Joan Andrés Traver Martí, Tomás Segarra Arnau
In neoconservative periods, education is no longer considered a determinant factor in the quality of life. Then, which should be the first task of education? The answer lies in the configuration of spaces for encounters, recognition, and communication. The responsibility of the educator is to facilitate its construction in the public square, starting from “what we know, we know among all”....

Policies needed to build inclusive cities and schools
Kfir Mordechay, Jennifer B. Ayscue
Race and class segregation have long governed patterns of residential sorting in the American metropolis. However, as urban neighborhoods across the country experience an influx of white and middle-class residents, they could alleviate the stark economic and racial segregation that is ubiquitous to urban neighborhoods and school systems. This paper argues that gentrification is a growing...

The Seal of Biliteracy: Considering equity and access for English learners
Amy J. Heineke, Kristin J. Davin, Amy Bedford
The Seal of Biliteracy is a grass-roots language policy initiative that is sweeping across the United States. An award affixed to high school graduates’ transcripts and diplomas, the overarching purpose of the policy is to promote and foster students’ bilingualism and biliteracy in K-12 schools. Initiated in California in 2011, the policy has been modified significantly as stakeholders in 32...

Academic attraction programs: The cases of the Catedras Patrimoniales Subprogram in Mexico and the Prometeo Program in Ecuador
Claudia Pedone, Isabel Izquierdo
The study focuses on the experiences of foreign academics who participated in two programs for attracting qualified personnel, one in Mexico, “Subprograma de Cátedras Patrimoniales” (1991-2002), and another in Ecuador, the “Programa Prometeo” (2008-2014). We analyzed in a general way the context, the implementation and the institutional ways for diffusion of the programs within the framework...

The ‘ivory tower’ as safe bet: Science policies and research evaluation in Mexico
Federico Vasen
The article analyzes the signals received by social researchers in Mexico regarding the type of production expected from them in merit pay programs. The institutional public discourse embodied in official documents is contrasted with the description of the evaluation carried out by the evaluators themselves. The research is based in document analysis and semi-structured interviews to...

Employability and professional development: What happens after graduation?
Márcia Roseli da Costa, Cássia Ferri
This paper discusses and analyzes current university formation, identifying its role and the principles that guide it. Taking as analytical reference the public policy guidelines for higher education, author reflections, and research conducted with 1798 graduates from 61 college courses at a University in southern Brazil, this work questions the role of the university today, in the face of its...

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