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Spring, Charlotte; Adams, Mags; Hardman, Michael – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Drawing on ethnographic research with organisations redistributing wasted food, this paper explores potentials for political and ethical learning by comparing different approaches to food handling and teaching. Food acts as instigator and tool for learning about ecological impacts, wellbeing, provenance, health and pleasure. Re-learning wasted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Ethics, Ecology
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Roberts-Holmes, Guy – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article examines why the government in England has signed the country up to taking part in the OECD's new international assessment known as The International Early Learning and Well-being Study (IELS). The article highlights the role of IELS as a technology of neoliberal governance. Looking forward it considers how IELS may open up new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, Commercialization
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Skerritt, Craig – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
A post-structural approach to exploring identity is taken in this paper in that identity is considered here as being socially constructed through discourse, which has deep implications for the shaping of subjectivity and practice. Given both the potential academisation and Anglicisation of Irish schools, and the additional re-drawing of what…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Lupton, Ruth; Hayes, Debra – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper is motivated by a shared concern over the apparent lack of inclusion of socially critical research in educational policy intended to address inequitable outcomes from schooling. We recognise that while this is partly (perhaps mainly) a political problem, an effective response by socially critical scholars must also take into account the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Organizations (Groups)
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Clark, Lauren B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In a higher education system driven by student satisfaction, there has been a recent push towards more student-centred methods of teaching such as collaborative learning and seminar discussions despite an increase in student numbers. In contrast, some academics defend the transformative and educative possibilities of the lecture by challenging its…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, College Instruction, Lecture Method, Transformative Learning
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Maisuria, Alpesh; Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this article, we provide a critical explanation and critique of neoliberalism. We attempt an innovative focus ranging from the wider contemporary political and ideological shifts, to the way in which neoliberal policy specifically influences higher education and the consequences thereof. We follow a narrative logic in three parts where we first…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Bagley, Carl; Beach, Dennis – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper utilises the analytical concepts developed in the work of Basil Bernstein to reflect on the ways in which discourses such as social justice are especially vulnerable in teacher education in England. In particular, under new-managerial regimes the forms of knowledge which are emphasised and valued focus on the instrumental and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Neoliberalism, Teacher Education
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Pepin, Birgit – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
In this article the concept of the Didactic Contract is used to investigate student "transition" from upper secondary into university mathematics education. The findings are anchored in data from the TransMaths project, more particularly the case of an ethnic minority student's journey from his school to a university mathematics course…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, College Mathematics, Student Adjustment, Minority Group Students
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Spangenberg, Sabine; McIntosh, Bryan – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
In England, social choice in education faces trade-offs between equity and efficiency. The scope of these trade-offs ranges from the introduction of choice to correcting "market failures" to reduce inequalities and restrict social injustices. The article analyses the English school education system and its relationship with social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Influences, Social Justice
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Maisuria, Alpesh – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
In this article, the author explores the way that neo-liberalism is becoming more entrenched in the fabric of the education system in England. The article begins by setting out a very brief historical trajectory of neo-liberalism to provide a working definition of a complex and disarticulated socio-political and economic system. In part two, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Boyask, Ruth; Donkin, Arnet; Waite, Sue; Lawson, Hazel – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The role of local government in addressing issues of social equity is undergoing significant reconstruction in current educational policy reforms in England. The current conceptualisation of social provision places individual rights at the centre of policy, and social responsibility is represented as the work of individuals. Drawing upon a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Morris, Andrew B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
Around thirty per cent of all schools in England have a religious character. The author argues that the current "faith schools debate" is more about the nature of its "plural society" than about the place of such schools within the state-maintained sector. He suggests that to assume we are, in fact, living within a determinedly…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Woolley, Richard – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The theoretical framework of this article considers the significant place of education in the socialisation and enculturation of children. This requires that student teachers develop critical pedagogies as a means of promoting equity, pupil voice and democratic structures in schools. Key to this is Cole's concept of "isms" and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Miller, Paul; Shotte, Gertrude – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
When the global economic recession hit the world some 18 months ago, very few could predict the impact this would have on government spending on higher education. Higher education institutions in the United Kingdom face spending cuts. Notwithstanding, they are expected to deliver quality education with fewer resources. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Business, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Elliot, Nils Lindahl – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
This article offers a critical analysis of the New Labour government's skills policy, with special reference to its impact on higher education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is argued that, as developed by the Leitch Review of Skills, and by advocates of the discourse of "Knowledge Exchange", the policy engages in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Government School Relationship, Politics
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