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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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Swailes, Stephen; Roodhouse, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
This article reviews the reactions to higher-level National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in the United Kingdom in the context of certification levels by level and subject. The most successful higher NVQs are linked to professional qualifying routes, have generic application across a range of sectors or fill gaps where qualifications were not…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, National Standards
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Kenway, Jane; Bullen, Elizabeth; Robb, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
Knowledge economy policies are currently very powerful drivers of change in contemporary university approaches to research. They typically orientate universities to a national innovation system which both positions knowledge as the key factor of economic growth and sees the main purpose of knowledge as contributing to such growth. In this article,…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Technology Transfer
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Hill, Dave – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
This article focuses on global trends in education policy during the current epoch of imperializing, militaristic, neo-liberal global capital. It is based on an analysis that global capital, in the form of dominant US multinational capital, together with its client governments, uses the repressive and ideological apparatuses of the state to…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Change, Financial Policy, Educational Policy
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Peters, Michael A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
In a paper presented in July 2003 to Labour's National Policy Forum, the main policy-making body in the United Kingdom, Liam Byrne, a research associate of the Social Market Foundation, forecast the major problems that will face government in Britain in 2020. As reported in the "Guardian" (9 August 2003): "British national…
Descriptors: Health Services, Economic Progress, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries