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Policy centers and knowledge mobilization in the field of education in Argentina
Jorge M. Gorostiaga, Mariano I. Palamidessi, Claudia M. Aberbuj
This article describes the processes of production and mobilization of educational knowledge by two policy centers in Argentina during the decade of 2000. It is framed by the theoretical discussions about the use of knowledge in the processes of generating public policies, and about the role of think tanks. The two selected cases are analyzed in relation to the definition of their thematic...

Measuring opportunity: Redirecting education policy through research
Ryan H. Pfleger, Terri S. Wilson, Kevin G. Welner, Charles Bibilos
While scholars develop research with clear implications for policy and practice, this work has been largely ineffective in influencing thought beyond the academy. In this article, we explore challenges researchers face in designing public scholarship to influence policy. To illustrate, we profile one such effort, the “Opportunity to Learn Index,” a national project designed to compare...

The relationship between student funding policy and academic achievement of management students in Enade
Marcio Eduardo Garcia Bezerra, Monica Mota Tassigny
Fies and ProUni students financing programs intensified the access to higher education and mobilized the creation of courses, with the management course as one of the most favored. However, few studies have discussed the aspects of this policy to foment higher education influencing students' academic performance. In this way, this article aim to measure, through the method of the binary choice...

The effects of the Fund for the Improvement of University Quality on the National University of Córdoba
María Celeste Escudero
University public financing policy reforms in Argentina during the 1990s were aligned to global and regional developments. Thus, in 1995, the Fund for the Improvement of University Quality (FOMEC) was created, an instrument for allocating additional funding to the historical budget, which prioritized the improvement of teaching over other activities. Based on the theoretical framework of...

Title IX coordinators as street-level bureaucrats in U.S. schools: Challenges addressing sex discrimination in the #MeToo era
Elizabeth J. Meyer, Andrea Somoza-Norton, Natalie Lovgren, Andrea Rubin, Mary Quantz
Sex discrimination in educational contexts is an ongoing problem despite the passage of Title IX in 1972. Many schools have not aligned their policies with new laws protecting students from bullying and harassment, and many professionals are unaware of their new obligations in regards to new state regulations. This article presents the findings from semi-structured interviews with 10...

Gender equality and higher education: Challenges to be achieved in the European Union
María Matarranz, Eva Ramírez
In the late 19th century, the first movements in the pursuit of women legal rights were born in Europe, mainly claiming women’s rights to work, to vote and to get access to education. The gradual acquisition and generalization of these rights during the twentieth century re-focused the initiatives of gender equality towards new fields, including economics and political representation. During...

’68 beyond the Boreal Springs: Public representations of Brazilian university students in action
José Luis Hernández Huerta
The student movements which took place worldwide during 1968 had a considerable impact in Brazil, where they emerged as one of the social groups at the forefront of civic resistance to the dictatorship and modernisation of the university system. This article discusses the representations of Brazilian students in action, constructed and disseminated in the public sphere by the daily press....

The construction of the education researcher's ethos: The students’ perspective
Teresa Yurén, Luis Enrique García, Evelyn Moctezuma Ramírez, Silvia Briseño Agüero, Ana Esther Escalante
Academic bodies (AB) are research groups that were formed in Mexico at the beginning of the present century, within a policy for the development of higher education teachers. The AB are responsible to train researchers in postgraduate courses. We inquire about what postgraduate students in the field of education say about what the teachers who are members of these AB help them to form the...

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