Society: Issues: Education is intended for websites dealing with public issues related to education: access to education, financing of education, government control of schools, legislation, policy, news, etc. Sites specifically intended for students or teachers, or with a classroom focus, should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory of Reference: Education. Subcategories of Society:Issues:Education and cross-linked categories include Bilingual Education, Education Reform, Home Schooling, Literacy, School Choice (vouchers, etc.), Sex Education, and Church-State Relations:Public Schools. (As of 6 April 1999.)
Make sure the site you are submitting is either authored by somebody who could be considered a "child", or prominantly displays youth opinion. For general criticism of the school system and compulsory education, you may consider Reference/Education/K_through_12/Home_Schooling/Politics/ or Society/Issues/Education/Education_Reform/Compulsory_Schooling
Society: Issues: Bilingual Education deals with the policy and debate of issues relating to the education of limited-English proficient students in some combination of their native language and English. Sites dealing with academic research into bilingual education should be submitted to Science: Social Sciences: Language and Linguistics: Bilingualism: Bilingual Education. Pages of interest to practicing bilingual educators, or for classroom use, should be submitted to Reference: Education: K through 12: Bilingual Education.
Sites dedicated to young people expressing their opinions about school and education in general.
Deals with the encroachment of commercialism into public and/or private precollege education. Textbooks, billboards, computer internet access and snack machines are all becoming much more commercial as the purchasing power of students is increasing. There are many other examples of the commercialization of education.
The teaching of how humans 'got here' will always be controversial, but this category is for discussions regarding the EDUCATIONAL aspects of this topic. For example, textbook content, teacher training, public laws and public opinion are reasonable site topics. Religious or antireligious sites belong in other places.
Category for sites that educate visitors about the issue of diploma mills which are institutions that grant degrees based upon payment only although they may use the language of higher education (accredited, alternative or distance education, etc.) to fool people into believeing the degrees are of value.
Category for sites that educate visitors about the issue of diploma mills which are institutions that grant degrees based upon payment only although they may use the language of higher education (accredited, alternative or distance education, etc.) to fool people into believeing the degrees are of value.
Education reform is mainly about changing 'traditional' educational practices or policies, presumably for the better. This may include changing teaching methods, administration, textbooks, schedules, curriculum, and grouping and promotion practices, for example. As time goes on, new issues come and go, but all would be considered 'education reform.'
Because this is a sub-category of the "Issues" catalog, submissions to this category should be geared toward the news, politics, and policies of education reform. If your site deals only with a new curriculum idea, teacher training or development, or something of that nature, you may wish to submit to the Reference/Education category.
Simply put, grade inflation is when teachers/professors give a student (or many students) a grade higher than the grade earned.
Only submit sites (including articles, analysis, discussion, etc.) about grade inflation. Sites about educational issues should be listed higher in the directory tree.
Issues related specifically to college -- anything after graduating high school. Examples are the cost of college, the unpreparedness of students entering college, the usefulness of college, the value of college to someone's overall income level...
Sites dealing with the political aspects of homeschooling belong in this category: * Proposed national, federal, or local legislation * Daytime curfews * Regulations for testing, registering, government oversight * Lobbying efforts of homeschooling advocacy groups * Government homeschooling programs * Charter and voucher programs that include homeschoolers * Anything in the political arena affecting a family's right to homeschool
Literacy and literacy training and issues, for (1) citizens who are not literate in any language and (2) new citizens or immigrants who wish or need to learn the dominant "tongue" as a second language. There appear to be quite a few acronyms, which are often explained on the site in question. I.e., ESOL is English as Second Language, and so on.
Major advocacy, research and legislation on allowing parents to choose schools instead of buying public education solely from the government.
This category incorporates sites relevant to the various viewpoints associated with the issue of sex education. The ODP description of the listed sites will be as objective and neutral as practicable. ODP cannot discriminate based on an organizations' creed.
Sites about the abortion issue or for pro-life or pro-choice advocacy do not belong in this category. Submit them to Society/Issues/Abortion.
Issues involved in the relationship between educational institutions and the athletic programs which they sponsor. Related issues include gender equity, commercialization, and buse of athletes.