Critical Approaches to Comparative Education: Vertical Case by Frances Vavrus, Lesley Bartlett

By Frances Vavrus, Lesley Bartlett

This e-book unites a dynamic staff of students who learn linkages between neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign degrees of academic coverage and perform. using multi-sited, ethnographic methods, the essays discover vertical interactions throughout diversified degrees of coverage and perform whereas prompting horizontal comparisons throughout twelve websites in Africa, Europe, the center East, and the Americas. The vertical case reports specialise in quite a number issues, together with participatory improvement, the politics of tradition and language, neoliberal academic reforms, and schooling in post-conflict settings. Editors Vavrus and Bartlett give a contribution to comparative idea and perform through demonstrating some great benefits of ‘thinking vertically.’

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1 Likewise, this chapter traces the diffused and often conflicting actions prompted by No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the federal educational policy of the United States, in relation to its Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provisions. 22 Jill P. Koyama In American education, federal policy has long served to politically regulate the efficiency of a schooling system that operates on multiple legislative and organizational levels and to set normative rationales for the actions of the state. Schools and other institutions are obliged to follow federally generated policy.

Interview with Queens middle school principal, November 7, 2006) In the United States, the federal NCLB policy extends the historic promise made in the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which stipulated that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, creed, color, or disability, will have equal access to an education that allows them to enjoy the freedoms and exercise the responsibilities of citizenship in our democracy (Wood 2004). S. educational policy.

7. htm. 8. In New York City, the number of SES-eligible students fluctuated between 243,249 in 2002–2003 and 208,016 in 2006–2007. The number of enrolled students was nearly 87,000 during the 2003–2004 academic year. 9. Some schools are designated as “universal free lunch sites” for three years at a time. At these schools, all children are eligible to receive SES. 10. In March, after the SES program ended, boxes of enrollment packets arrived at the very schools that had requested them in September.

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