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Kalantzis-Cope, Phillip – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article explores the relationship between the ideal of justice and institutional "structures" administering justice/injustice within the contemporary international system through a study of the Trade Related Aspects of Property Right agreement specific focus is the question of "who counts" in the negotiation of global justice, and the…
Descriptors: Justice, Global Approach, Group Membership, International Law
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Robbins, Christopher G. – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
The author explores the cultural politics of neoliberal globalization, its deformations of critical facets of public culture as it has returned home, and he explores the politics of emergency. Rather than seeing the politics of emergency as something indicative of an emerging "emergency regime" attendant to the terror war, he argues that the…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Global Approach, Educational Environment, School Role
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Peters, Michael A.; Drummond, John S. – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article introduces and explores the concept of political economy. In particular it focuses upon the political economy of health while also considering the implications for international nursing studies in the context of health care more generally. Political economy is not only about budgets, resources and policy. It is also about particular…
Descriptors: Nurses, Political Power, Power Structure, Context Effect
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Griffin, Penny – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article examines the World Bank's discourse of neoliberalism with a view to understanding how this informs and sustains the Bank's policies and practices in particularly gendered ways. "Neoliberalism" is, here, a discursive structure that constitutes a powerful and pervasive contemporary model of economic development, resting on assumptions…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Discourse Analysis, Sexual Identity, Banking
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Green, Anthony – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This articles addresses the conservative dynamics of "neoconservatism" in the field of education with particular reference to possible complementarities between the "voices" of two, seemingly alternative public intellectuals. These dynamics are conceptualized as part of what is, in social realist mode,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Morale, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Gorey, Aybek – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article deals with the current situation of the Australian education system--particularly the public schools in disadvantaged areas. Research undertaken in the last decade show that while Australia has developed intensively in economic terms in the last ten years, inequality has spread nonetheless. Furthermore, there are legal barriers for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Finance
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Kellner, Douglas; Share, Jeff – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
The concept of critical media literacy expands the notion of literacy to include different forms of mass communication and popular culture, as well as deepens the potential of literacy education to critically analyze relationships between media and audiences, information and power. The authors argue that critical media literacy is crucial for…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Literacy Education, Federal Aid, Popular Culture
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Lipman, Pauline; Hursh, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
The Chicago Public Schools, along with the city of Chicago itself, serve as an exemplary case of neoliberal reorganization, as corporate and governmental "leaders" remake Chicago into a global city meeting the needs of capitalism. As such, Chicago provides us with an example of "actually existing neoliberalism," in which…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Change, Corporations, Political Attitudes
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Gandin, Luis Armando – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article examines the "Citizen School" project implemented in Porto Alegre, Brazil as an example of how to fight against neoliberal projects. It begins by describing the broader context in which the Citizen School project was born, including the hegemonic agenda for education, first in its global aspects and then in specific…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Politics of Education
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Hill, Dave – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
The first part of this article contextualises "education reform"--the restructuring of education and teacher education--within the global and national requirements and demands of Capital in the current epoch of global neoliberalism and neoconservatism. The second part analyses developments in teacher education in England and Wales under…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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Hemson, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
The child has an elevated position within national policy in South Africa. This concern for children has been translated in varying degrees into policy, particularly in relation to child labour. Internationally there is concern that forms of child work should not impede the development of the child, particularly in health and education. Research…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Child Labor, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Farnen, Russell F. – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article examines recent trends in childhood and youth policy, political socialization, and civic education in the USA and Canada since 2000. It examines some of the current trends (such as political socialization and education research findings on children and youth) as well as policy initiatives (such as the landmark federal legislation…
Descriptors: Political Socialization, Socioeconomic Status, Federal Legislation, Democracy
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Simons, Maarten; Masschelein, Jan – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
The aim of this article is to analyse the evident use of the notion "educational quality" from the perspective of a critical "ontology of the present" by focusing on governmental relations. Through mapping present discourses on educational quality and related technologies, the authors analyse how our present concern with quality is part of a…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Criticism
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Canen, Ana – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The article discusses the extent to which multiculturalism has had an impact in the emerging reforms in higher education in Brazil, against the backdrop of the rise of a new non-Conservative, Labour-oriented government whose political agenda is marked by a discursive stand against conservatism, neo-liberalism and neocolonialism. Building on a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Leonardo, Zeus – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
In educational policy theory orthodox Marxism is known for its commitment to objectivism or the science of history. Race analysis is developed in its ability to explain the subjective dimension of racial oppression. The two theories are often at odds with each other. This article is an attempt to create a theory by integrating Marxist objectivism…
Descriptors: Race, Political Attitudes, Integrity, Educational Policy
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