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Murphy, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
Powerful nations have influential systems of higher education. The article explores the possible pattern of geopolitics in the twenty-first century, and the competing prospects of America and its rivals in higher education and research. Pressures on both the American and non-American worlds are evaluated, along with relative economic strengths,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Power Structure, Geography, Politics
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Evans, John; De Pian, Laura; Rich, Emma; Davies, Brian – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
"Health" has become a major concern of policy makers internationally in recent years, especially where and when it is reduced to a measurable and, therefore, comparable commodity/"quality": weight and obesity levels. Schools in many countries have increasingly been charged with responsibility for safeguarding children's health,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Responsibility, Health Promotion, Child Health
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Small, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Until the global financial crisis, neo-liberalism had appeared invincible. This article examines the global rise of neo-liberalism and its impact on education, particularly its treatment of the social democratic ideal of equality. Drawing on examples from education and other socio-political factors, it considers whether the financial crisis is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Ideology, Economic Development