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State English learner education policy: A conceptual framework to guide comprehensive policy action
Ilana M. Umansky, Lorna Porter
Given the role of the state as the primary governing level tasked with U.S. public education, combined with the rapid rise in the proportion of students who are identified as English learners (ELs), this manuscript puts forth a framework for state EL education policy. The framework is organized around three core principles of understanding students, providing high quality instruction, and...

Recontextualization of management policy in indigenous full-time schools in Baja California
Cristian Ernesto Castañeda-Sánchez, Guadalupe Tinajero Villavicencio
This article reports a study on the model of school management followed by indigenous public elementary schools participating in the Full-Time Schools program (PETC) in Baja California, Mexico. It is based on Stephen Ball´s theoretical proposal on policy enactments. The objective was to infer the processes involved in policy interpretation and translation at work when endorsing the PETC policy...

Dual language programs: Questions of access in the state of Arizona
Laura M. Gomez, Jesus Cisneros
Public schools across the country are increasingly working with children who enter schools speaking a language other than English. Using a case study methodology, the authors examined Dual Language Program (DLP) implementation in Arizona, which by law supports English-only education. Several benefits (bilingualism, bi-literacy, biculturalism, globalization) and challenges (curriculum,...

The capitalist subjectivation as a precarious mechanism of teaching work in higher education
Altair Alberto Fávero, Diego Bechi
The model of capitalist subjectivation determines the generalization of competition as a norm of conduct, intimate individuals to conceive of themselves and behave like a company, order social relations according to the market model and change the logic of public policies. The present essay aims to understand, from the theoretical reference of P. Dardot & C. Laval (2016a, 2016b, 2010), F....

Work and subjectivity in the university: A multifaceted and global view of the processes of suffering and illness
Eduardo Pinto e Silva
The objective of this article is to discuss the relations among the processes of intensification, extensification and job insecurity in the university with the suffering and/or illness of professors, tutors, students and technical-administrative staff. It presents interlocutions of researcher groups who discuss the relation between work and subjectivity. Initially, we highlighted the...

Teaching work instrumentalized Brazilian teacher training policy: A historical and theoretical-philosophical approach
Roberto Francisco de Carvalho, Rosilene Lagares, Doracy Dias Aguiar de Carvalho
This text deals with policy/management of teacher training in Brazil and is anchored in the results of the research project, “Policy/management of teacher training in the perspective of the philosophy of praxis: Tension between the economic-corporate and ethical-political perspectives”. The research aimed to explain the instrumentalization of the teaching work in the teacher training process...

Conceptions, closeness and distance of professors in relation to the Trade Union Movement
Michelle Karoline Pereira da Silva, André Rodrigues Guimarães
The objective of this study is to analyze the process of closeness and distance of professors from the trade union movement, particularly in the case of union leaders from Federal University of Amapá Professors Trade Union (SINDUFAP), Trade Union Section of the National Union of Professors of Institutions of Higher Education (ANDES-SN), highlighting the syndicate conception that they defend in...

The work in higher education
Deise Mancebo, Kátia Maria Teixeira Santorum, Carla Vaz dos Santos Ribeiro, Denise Bessa Léda
This article presents the dossier, “Work in higher education”, composed of 10 articles and discusses the changes that have taken place in the Brazilian labor world since the parliamentary, media and judicial coup that took place in 2016. It considers the hypothesis that one of the central goals of the coup was precisely the attack on work, in distributive sense of income, and also in the...

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