International Journal of Educational Policy, Research and Practice

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring

Expanding the Private School Sector: Government Policy and Private Secondary Schools in Hong Kong, 1988-2001
Introduction Private education, either informal or formal, has been a central part of every culture and society. It preceded any form of government or public education. Private education and public education are often juxtaposed to either as opposing...
Fifty Years after Brown: New Evidence of the Impact of School Racial Composition on Student Outcomes
Findings from educational research can have a major influence on public opinion and even on the outcomes of historic legal decisions. This fact was recently demonstrated by the Supreme Court's decision upholding affirmative action in law school admissions...
Highly Qualified Minority Teachers: Do High-Stakes Teacher Tests Weed out Those We Need Most?
As we enter the 21st century, our nation's public education system is under stress. Draconian budget cuts, and the impending retirement of an estimated three million teachers by the end of this decade (United States Department of Education, 2000) have...
No Child Left Behind? Role/identity Development of the "Good Student"
Abstract: Using a new method to measure identity, we attempt to capture salient identities of young children developing into "good students." Using a nationally representative sample of American kindergarteners who advance to the first grade, derived...
Seeing Every Student as a 10: Using Critical Race Theory to Engage White Teachers' Colorblindness
I have attempted to carry on the critique and analysis of colorblindness in education in my work as a teacher educator. In working with in- and pre-service teachers, I have found that beliefs in colorblindness are rarely straightforward. At times,...