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Tensions in the management of the Benefit of Continued Provision at School Program
Reginaldo Célio Sobrinho, Monica Isabel Carleti Cunha, Edson Pantaleão
The “Benefit of Continued Provision Continued at School” Program is intersectoral and aims to identify and act in overcoming barriers that prevent the effectiveness of the schooling process of children and adolescents with disabilities in situations of extreme poverty. The coordination of this program takes place through management groups, legally constituted in the states and in the...

Narrative inquiry on tensions lived by a high school teacher in the process of curriculum making
Diego Martín Alonso, Nieves Blanco García, J. Eduardo Sierra Nieto
In this article we delve into tensions lived by teachers when there is no coincidence between intentions and desires of curricular plan and lived experience. By means of a narrative inquiry we go deep on a high school teacher´s experience and we pause in a short time period in which he lived a disagreement with the educational inspection and the official curriculum. Later, through an...

Relative age and school achievement in primary education in the Cantabria Region
Paula González-Vallinas, Julián Librero, Salvador Peiró, José Luis San Fabián
In this paper, we explore the impact of birth month on the academic achievement in Spanish Language and Mathematics of primary students in grades 2, 4, and 6 in Cantabria County, in the academic years of 2009-2014. The findings show that students born in late-autumn months scored lower than their classmates, suffering, therefore, from the disadvantage of being relative younger. In general,...

What’s the purpose? Educators’ perceptions and use of a state-mandated kindergarten entry assessment
Hattie Harvey, Kathryn Ohle
Educator’s perceptions and use of a state-mandated kindergarten entry assessment (KEA), the Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP), were investigated using a mixed-methods approach with 233 educators representing 23 districts in the state of Alaska. Educators reported inconsistencies in the administration, implementation, perceptions, and use of the ADP. These inconsistencies were connected to an...

Roles of local foundations in German community-based initiatives: Devolving criticism of philanthropy to the local?
Franz Koranyi, Nina Kolleck
This article explores perceptions of local philanthropic foundations situated in community-based initiative (CBI) policies that aim to achieve educational goals through the establishment of collaborative connections between schools and multiple local actors. Although roles of philanthropy in public education are controversial, scholars have yet to rigorously consider the specific local context...

University-surroundings and techno-scientific collaboration in Mexico: Outreach efforts of the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Rodolfo García Galván, Mayer R. Cabrera Flores, Lewis S. McAnally Salas
In a knowledge-based economy, it is imperative to understand the collaborative process between universities and their surroundings. Therefore, the aim of this study is to identify the key characteristics of UABC’s collaboration process within its social, productive and governmental environment. The research is based on a case study in which the data collection method was a semi-structured...

Market policies in the public construction of citizenship
L. Belén Espejo Villar
The aim of this study is to show the existence of two differentiated lines of action underlying the bases of citizenship according to how it takes place in the social context, or as a point of interest in education, in both cases promoting different organizational models that lead to divergent constructions of citizenship. Analysis of a set of selected elements shows a plural idea of...

Committing to comprehensive sexuality education for young people in Eastern and Southern Africa
Elizabeth Bruce
The Ministerial Commitment on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents and Young People in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) , or the ESA Commitment, was affirmed December 7, 2013, by 21 countries located across this region during the 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa. The ESA Commitment...

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