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The politics of admission to the teaching career in Mexico: Results of an alleged suitability
Graciela Cordero Arroyo, Jose Alfonso Jimenez Moreno
As a consequence of the Mexican Educational Reform of 2013, the educational system allows the entry into teaching in presschools and primary schools to professionals without preservice teacher education, as long as they demonstrate their suitability through two large-scale tests. This article describes and analyzes the implementation of the tests used in the evaluation of admission to the...

Alternative routes to teacher professional identity: Exploring the conflated sub-identities of Teach For America corps members
Matthew A. M. Thomas, Nicole Mockler
Research on the development of professional identity for teachers who enter the profession through alternative routes is still in its infancy. In contrast to their peers who complete traditional initial teacher education programs, these teachers are exposed to different conditions and constraints that produce a range of sub-identities previously unidentified in the literature. This paper draws...

Is it possible to talk about “young potentiality?” Challenges and perspectives for thinking about contemporary youths
Indira Granda, Fabiana de Amorim Marcello
The aim of this text is to discuss the concept of “young potentiality” outside the essential and humanist record, which is bound to the action proposed by the representation of the young protagonist individual – almost a hegemonic model in youth-directed actions in Brazil. We seek to think that other senses of young potentiality could be offered by other youth experiences in contemporary times....

Formation of teachers in Brazil: Courses and graduates
Mônica Cerbella Freire Mandarino, Kaizô Iwakami Beltrão
The present article deals with the initial formation of teachers in Brazil from 2000 to 2015. Using data from the census of Higher Education for these 15 years, we analyzed the supply of courses and the volume of enrollments and graduates of teacher certification programs, prolonging the extensive study on teacher education coordinated by Gatti. In addition to this survey, we present an...

Equal educational policies in Spain. Gender equality in teaching studies
Teresa González-Pérez
Gender equality is a fundamental principle in democratic societies and in the development of the education system. In this sense gender equality it has been part of European policies developed since the late 20th century. During the implementation process of the European Higher Education Area, the goal of reducing inequalities between women and men in higher education was formulated. The aim...

Reorganizing a countywide school district: A critical analysis of politics and policy development toward decentralization
Sarah Diem, Carrie Sampson, Laura Gavornik Browning
Policymakers and educational leaders continue to use school district decentralization as a reform effort that attempts to shift power and authority from central office administration to school-level leadership. In 2015, the Nevada Legislature passed legislation to restructure the Clark County School District (CCSD), the state’s largest school district, with the intent of breaking it up into...

Conceptions of public policies and discursive pratices: An analysis of higher education public policies in Lula’s Government (2003-2010)
Márcio Barcelos, Marcio Silva Rodrigues
The main objective of this work is to analyze a set of conceptions and discursive practices underpinning the construction of public policies for the area of higher education during the two governments of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010). A theoretical-analytical approach was adopted from approaches that have been defined as post-empiricist and that emphasize the dimension of ideas,...

Growth and performance of fully online and blended K-12 public schools
Charisse Gulosino, Gary Miron
This study provides a census of full-time virtual schools and blended schools from 35 states. Specifically, it utilizes data visualization and exploratory data analysis to examine student demographics and school performance measures of virtual schools and blended schools operating in the 2014-15 school year. The school achievement measures for both virtual and blended schools indicate these...

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