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Understanding the linkages between racial/ethnic discipline gaps and racial/ethnic achievement gaps in the United States
Maithreyi Gopalan
This study estimates racial/ethnic discipline gaps, using multiple measures of school discipline outcomes, in nearly all school districts in the United States with data collected by the Office of Civil Rights between 2013 and 2014. Just like racial/ethnic achievement gaps, discipline gaps also vary substantially, ranging from negative to greater than two standard deviations, across districts....

The social unemployment gap in South Africa: Limits of enabling socio-economic redress through expanding access to higher education
Tafadzwa Tivaringe
The South African government recently adopted an education policy that attempts to achieve socio-economic redress through expanding free university education to first-year students from low-income backgrounds. However, in a country in which structural factors such as race, gender, and age continue to shape labor market outcomes, to what extent can attainment of university education...

Physical education and biopolitics in post-dictatorship Uruguay (1985-1990)
Rodrigo Piriz, Alexandre Vaz
This paper provides a discursive analysis of the four curricular programs of the Comisión Nacional de Educación Física (CNEF-Uruguay) of 1988, which are some of the fundamental documents of the policies in Physical Education in the first post-dictatorial quinquennium in Uruguay (1985-1990). We describe the conditions for the potential development of a physical education characterized by its...

“Do it all but don’t kill us”: (Re)positioning teacher educators and preservice teachers amidst edTPA and the teacher strike in West Virginia
Melissa Sherfinski, Sharon Hayes, Jing Zhang, Mariam Jalalifard
We explore how two “happenings” representing different political, social, historical and economic influences converge to shape the narratives of preservice teachers and teacher educators in West Virginia. These happenings are the 2017-2018 edTPA roll out and the teacher strike of February 2018. We use the framework of sensemaking to explore preservice teacher and teacher educator...

Individual, sociodemographic and institutional variables associated with the retention of first year students of the Programa Académico de Bachillerato of the University of Chile
Felipe René Munizaga Mellado, Andrés Felipe Rojas-Murphy Tagle, Rodrigo Andrés Leal De Calisto
Retention in Higher Education (HE) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has considerable social, economic and individual effects (Project ALFA-GUIA, 2013, CINDA, 2006). Retention has assumed technical relevance in studies of quality in education, at the same time that it increases its importance in international rankings and in the accreditation processes of university institutions....

Innovation and reform in teacher training curricula in democratic times in Brazil (1990/2000)
Marcia Serra Ferreira, Maria do Carmo Martins
In this article, the notions of curricular innovation and theory-practice relationship, presented in academic texts and official documents for teacher training in Brazil, are problematized . The analysis makes possible the emergence of a curricular history of the present, focusing on the educational reforms of the 1990/2000. In dialogue with Michel Foucault and Thomas Popkewitz, pedagogic...

Studies on initial teacher education in Mozambique and its relationship with teacher training policies (2012-2017)
Santa Mónica Julião Mugime, Feliciano Mapezuane Mahalambe, José Cossa, Carlinda Leite
The article reports a study that aimed to analyze the state of the art of the research produced in Mozambique on initial teacher education (ITE) in its relationship with education policies. A mapping of studies on “initial teacher education in Mozambique” was carried out, through scientific articles and doctoral theses written by Mozambicans in the period between 2012 and 2017, and 20 articles...

Private foundations in public secondary education in Uruguay
Cecilia Pereda
Foundations are one of the actors that currently participate with the State in public education in different countries. This article studies the participation of three foundations in public secondary education in Uruguay, a country with a high state presence in formal education. A conceptual framework is proposed that articulates approaches to educational privatizations (Ball & Junemann,...

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