Definition of Meritocracies

1. Noun. (plural of meritocracy) ¹



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Definition of Meritocracies

1. meritocracy [n] - See also: meritocracy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meritocracies

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meritocracies (current term)
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Literary usage of Meritocracies

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1. Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli (2006)
"Nolen (2003) found that when students perceived their classrooms as ability-based meritocracies, their performance on a district-wide, curriculum-based test ..."

2. Threats to U. S. National Security: Hearing Before the Committee National edited by Floyd D. Spence (1997)
"Most wagon trains are meritocracies. If you are the best person to lead the horses, you do it no matter how wealthy you are or what your name is or where ..."

3. Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2006 by Oecd, SourceOECD (Online service) (2006)
"... creating meritocracies that maximise the human potential of their countries more effectively. The data also provide some explanations for this. ..."

4. Understanding the Brain: Towards a New Learning Science by OECD Staff (2002)
"meritocracies search for the best people, and then reward them generously. 1n either case, education and opportunities to learn beyond the elementary level ..."

5. WMD Machete by Mark Plimsoll (2006)
"Even if we cannot avoid pyramids of socio-economic classes, we can try to reduce social injustice with true meritocracies, and work to correct other ..."

6. A New Direction for California by Mervin Evans (2005)
"Our institutions do not currently function as fair and functional meritocracies. Only by rethinking our assumptions about the current system and future ..."

7. Education and Equity in OECD Countries by David Istance (1997)
"... This is due less to lack of genuine access to opportunities. more because it exposes the situation of the unqualified in tightening meritocracies ..."

8. Development Planning in Mixed Economies by Miguel Urrutia, Setsuko Yukawa (1988)
"Although there is some danger of oversimplification, it may aid understanding to view Japanese society in terms of two coexisting meritocracies: a ..."

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