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The validity of a performance based assessment for aspiring school leaders
Jack Ellyson Leonard
This paper introduces the new Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) and uses critical policy analysis to re-examine the validity evidence (using the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and a theory of multicultural validity) for the use and interpretation of the PAL in regards to emerging school leadership. Data sources include two years of PAL test...

Production of written texts in literacy: A study in two public schools located in socially vulnerable territories
Gleice Lima da Fonseca, Claudia Lemos Vóvio
This article analyses the teaching of text writing during literacy years in two schools located in socially vulnerable territories of the municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite the predominantly qualitative nature of the study, mixed methods were adopted so that different sources could converge and diversified analytical procedures could be gathered. The analysis of the documental source...

What is diverse enough? How “intentionally diverse” charter schools recruit and retain students
Huriya Jabbar, Terri S. Wilson
School choice has the potential to be a tool for desegregation, but research suggests that choice more often exacerbates segregation than remedies it. In the past several years, hundreds of ‘intentionally diverse’ charter schools have opened across the country, potentially countering the link between charter schools and segregation. Yet, these schools raise important questions about choice,...

The policies for expanding educational opportunities in Brazil and the school trajectories in the education of young people and adults in high school in Rio de Janeiro
Elionaldo Fernandes Julião, Mônica Dias Peregrino Ferreira
School expansion policies in Brazil, designed from the 1990s, increased the population's access to fundamental education, reaching 98.2% of the resident population in the age group from 6 to 14 years old in 2010. However, according to data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in 2012, illiteracy still reaches 8.6% of the population aged 15 or older; 8.1% of young...

Policies of educational inclusion in Chile: Three critical nodes
Verónica López, Pablo Gonzalez, Dominique Manghi, Paula Ascorra, Juan Carlos Oyanedel, Silva Redón, Francisco Leal, Mauricio Salgado
Having achieved the coverage challenges following compulsory policies and a financing system via demand subsidy conditioned to enrollment and attendance, but faced with the scenario of school segregation, Chile has set itself the goal of advancing towards the right to an inclusive education and of quality. In this article we identify and analyze three critical nodes that affect the...

The educational attention of the population in Argentina during the last decades: Between the illusory distribution, the efficient modernization and the discourses of the right to education
Graciela Clotilde Riquelme, Natalia Herger, Jorgelina S. Sassera
The paper centers on issues around the educational attention of the population through time in Argentina alongside the interpretation of the role of the State and the orientation of the public policies. The paper recognizes education as a social right of the population, including access to all educational levels from initial to university. First, the analysis supports the idea of a chronicity...

Student policies in teacher training: Pedagogical problems and debates in South American perspective
Alejandra Birgin, Alejandro Vassiliades
Within the framework of the process of enrollment expansion in teacher training (in the context of the expansion of the higher education level), some Latin American countries have developed specific policies for the student population of teacher training institutions. In this article we analyze how these policies bring new questions to the field of teacher training, linked to the ways in which...

High School, the low teaching: Geography of the refusal of a right
Luiz Carlos Gil Esteves
Who are the victims of not abiding with the laws that determine the State’s offer of compulsory and free education to all young people from 15 to 17 years in Brazil? Starting with this question, based on Pnad/IBGE data from 2001 to 2015, this article delineates a brief profile of these individuals, whose contingent comprises more than 1.5 million young people. In absolute numbers, they belong...

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