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The Influence of Origin and Destination Countries in Immigrant Pupils’ Performance

Jaap Dronkers
2010

“The educational characteristics of the origin country are more important than those of the destination country” Object of research • Analyse performance at school of immigrant...

Perennial Dilemmas Policymakers and Practitioners Face in the Adoption and Classroom Use of ICTs: The US Experience

Larry Cuban
2010

Main ideaSince the 1980s, US governments have invested thousands of dollars in the introduction of ICTs in classrooms. We have gone from one computer per 124 students in 1983 to 4...

Decline of Schools and Conflicts of Principles

François Dubet
2010

Society has to learn not to expect everything from schools?Principal ideaIt is paradoxical that we should be speaking of the decline of the school institution in France at a time...

Educational Excellence for Everyone: A Possible Reality

Roser Salavert
2010

Main idea Educational excellence is possible in a multicultural social context, with a high ratio of newcomers, with low basic education levels, with associated social problems (...

Responsibility, autonomy and evaluations for the improvement of schools

Mats Ekholm
2009

Main ideaThe Swedish education system is based on the concept of inclusive schooling (a single school for everyone), where each student follows a personal education plan. At the...

The Crisis of Social Cohesion: School and Employment at a Time of Uncertainty

Robert Castel
2009

What has caused the present crisis?The crisis that we are currently facing is a dramatic episode of a deeper process of crisis that saw its origins at the end of the 1970s and...

Bottom of the Class

Daniel Pennac
2008

Daniel Pennac was a student with a disability known as dysorthographia which hindered his ability to remember information and he had difficulties when it came to learning...

Education in the world of the diasporas

Zygmunt Bauman
2008

Liquid-modern culture, unlike the culture of the nation-building era, has no 'people' to 'cultivate'. It has instead clients to seduce. And unlike its 'solid modern' predecessor,...

Educating on the border between intuition and comprehension

Jorge Wagensberg
2004

Intuition involves relating one fragment of reality with another perceived in the past. Comprehension involves relating a fragment of reality with one of its intelligible...

Education of the future and values

Javier Elzo
2004

The dominant value systems in western society over the last fifty years have conditioned current individual issues. Within an overall trend of delegation of responsibilities, we...

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