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...Country overview The USA’s education system is split into elementary school, middle school, junior high, and high school. State departments are responsible for day-to-day implementation of educational policy, whilst schools are overseen...

The Politics of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Education and HIV/AIDS : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction In May 2003, President George W. Bush signed H.R. 1298, the Global AIDS Bill, authorizing $15 billion for HIV/AIDS interventions around the world. Passing through the US Congress in less than three...

The Harvard Presidency in the 1930s

Wayne J. Urban

Wayne J. Urban is Emeritus Professor at the University of Alabama, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scholarly Leadership in Higher Education : An Intellectual History of James Bryan Conant

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...When James Bryant Conant was poised to become the president of Harvard University, he had a clear vision of not only what he intended to accomplish but also a sense that he needed to proceed carefully along the path he had chosen. His...

Reconciliation Through Relationships Among Teachers and Sub-Saharan African Families in the USA

Education and Reconciliation : Exploring Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Continuum, 2010

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...In 2007, 1.4 million of the 38.1 million foreign-born residents of the United States were born in Africa (Terrazas, 2009). While they make up only 3.7 per cent of the foreign-born population, the number of African migrants I use...

The late twentieth century normative vision

Clifford P. Harbour

Clifford P. Harbour is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Wyoming, USA and President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, USA. He was a community college faculty member and administrator for 14 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Dewey and the Future of Community College Education

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction In this chapter I focus on a series of developments that shaped the evolution of junior colleges and then community...

Conclusion

Massimiliano Tarozzi

Massimiliano Tarozzi is Associate Professor in Education at the Department Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Italy, and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He is the editor of Encyclopaideia: Journal of Phenomenology and Education and Chair of the institution governing educational services in Bologna, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Carlos Alberto Torres

Carlos Alberto Torres is Distinguished Professor of Education, UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, and Director of the Paulo Freire Institute at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He is President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, Founding Director of the Paulo Freire Institutes in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and at UCLA, and Past President of the Comparative International Education Society (CIES). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global Citizenship Education and the Crises of Multiculturalism : Comparative Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Over the past few years we have noticed that there is an emerging argument about failing citizenship in the world of academic experts. This includes, for instance, ways to explain why so many European youth, having been failed...

Already at work in the world

Learning Teaching from Experience : Multiple Perspectives and International Contexts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...I have always been impatient with schools. I am told that I refused to go to preschool. I remember elementary school as both boring and frightening, and college as pretentious. My research at the university expressed these years of building...

The relationship between democracy and education

Clifford P. Harbour

Clifford P. Harbour is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Wyoming, USA and President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, USA. He was a community college faculty member and administrator for 14 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Dewey and the Future of Community College Education

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction Two broad considerations justify examining the work of John Dewey in a search for a new normative vision for American community colleges. First, over the last 25 years, discussion about...

James Bryant Conant and Educational Statesmanship

Wayne J. Urban

Wayne J. Urban is Emeritus Professor at the University of Alabama, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scholarly Leadership in Higher Education : An Intellectual History of James Bryan Conant

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...To this point, I have largely avoided lengthy consideration of James Bryant Conant as a leader. I have spent four chapters on his presidency of Harvard and a fifth on his educational activities in support of public schools in the 1950s...

International Perspectives, Patterns and Challenges on School Segregation: An Interview with Professor Gary Orfield

Xavier Bonal

Xavier Bonal is Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, and Special Professor in Education and International Development at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is Director of the Globalisation, Education and Social Policies (GEPS) research group of the Department of Sociology of the UAB and a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Group on Educational Policies. He is the coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cristián Bellei

Cristián Bellei is Associate Researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Education and Professor in the Sociology Department, both at the University of Chile, Chile. He previously worked at the Chilean Ministry of Education and UNICEF in Chile; he has also been a consultant for UNESCO, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of The Great Experiment: Market and Privatization of Chilean Education (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Understanding School Segregation : Patterns, Causes and Consequences of Spatial Inequalities in Education

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Gary Orfield is Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was co-founder and director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and now serves...