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Decentralization, teacher quality, and the education of English learners: Do state education agencies effectively prepare teachers of Els?
Christine Montecillo Leider, Michaela Colombo, Erin Nerlino
English learners are entitled to participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes provisions to ensure success for all students, including English learners. However, the federal government does not prescribe specifically how states should meet these provisions; instead, it is the responsibility of states to develop respective plans of...

Basic education planning in Spain 1978-2016: Concepts, laws and models
Donaldo Bello de Souza
This study aims to analyze the basic education planning in Spain (1978-2016), in light of its repercussions in three basic dimensions: theoretical-conceptual, legal-normative and methodological. Respectively, it aims to signal consensus and dissent among the various perspectives about the concept of Education Planning, identify the contexts and links of educational reforms to education...

From the monologue to the dialogue of knowledge? An epistemological and pedagogical reflection on the incorporation of traditional Indigenous knowledge within Mexico´s intercultural education system
Carlo Rosa
This article analyzes the concept of the dialogue of knowledge in intercultural education. The analysis centers on three points: the theoretical difficulties in reconciling inclusion and dialogue; the debate surrounding the pertinence of the methods and instruments of Western epistemologies for systematizing indigenous forms of knowledge; and the critique of the proposed incorporation of...

The long-term effect of competition on public school achievement: Evidence from the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program
Yusuf Canbolat
Despite a vast literature on school vouchers, less is known about their long-term competitive effects on public schools. The current paper examines the competitive effect of the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, the largest single voucher program in the US, on math and ELA proficiency rates in public schools in the last eight years. Exploiting school vouchers' market share as the primary...

The legitimation of privilege in Chilean elite schools: From social responsibility to the discourse of merit
Tomas Ilabaca Turri
Chilean elite schools have historically been spaces to ensure the homogeneity and intergenerational reproduction of privileged groups. This article presents a part of the results of an ethnographic research in two elite schools, aimed to answer how each one understands and legitimizes their privileged position. The results show how both institutions deal with privilege in different ways. In...

Does the scholarship make a difference? An analysis of the academic performance of undergraduate students in the business area
Vitor Hideo Nasu, Maiara Sasso
This research sought to analyze the relationship between the scholarship modalities and the academic performance of undergraduate students in the business area. Based on the literature, two hypotheses were formulated: (i) students who receive academic scholarships have better academic performance in relation to those who do not receive them and (ii) the modalities of academic scholarships have...

Barriers to the integration of sustainability in the Spanish university curricula
Leire Guerenabarrena-Cortazar, Jon Olaskoaga-Larrauri, Ernesto Cilleruelo-Carrasco
A growing concern for sustainability has extended to the higher education sector resulting in institutional statements, specific actions with the goal of reducing the environmental impact, or communication policies aimed at lecturers and students. However, the slow pace by which the institutions operating in this sector are adapting their curricula is frustrating, even more so, when...

Sustainable development and higher education institutions: A challenge to fulfill
Raquel Fleig, Iramar Baptistella do Nascimento, Mario Sergio Michaliszyn
Public educational policies, together with the university, expand subsidies to civilizational progress and national development. Around the world, universities began to participate in actions aimed at meeting the goals of Sustainable Development driven by initiatives supported by the United Nations. This article aims to identify, through scientific bibliography, the implementation of the...

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