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Van Aswegen, Jennifer; Shevlin, Michael – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Responding to the special issue call "Capital and Capability," this paper undertakes a critical policy analysis of a recently published Irish labour market activation strategy for people with disabilities through a discourse analytical framework. Drawing on a disability studies lens informed by Foucault's theory of discourse, the study…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Neoliberalism, Educational Philosophy, Disabilities
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Benecke, Jakob – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The National Socialist regime was, generally speaking, not interested in an outright levelling of social differentiation patterns, as they were present within the German society around 1933. On the contrary: old hierarchies were to be fought and new ones were to be established--both according to the Nazi administration's social ideology and,…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Jews, Nationalism, Social Structure
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Stuart, Margaret – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Using Michel Foucault's theories of biopolitics, about risk and security, I examine the welfare policies of the National Coalition Government in New Zealand (2008-2017). This government attempted to mitigate risk by projecting possible challenges and solutions to 'vulnerable populations'. Welfare was re-defined in monetarist economic terms, as…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Public Policy, Security (Psychology), Disadvantaged
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Boyask, Ruth; Vigurs, Katy – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In this article we argue that a refined understanding of "public" and "public engagement" can help researchers who produce critical research make better decisions towards achieving policy influence. We acknowledge the challenges critical researchers face in putting their research to work within the public domain. Critical…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Public Policy, Educational Research, Equal Education
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Lee, I-Fang – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article unpacks how neoliberal discourse functions as a dominant but problematic system of reasoning that changes and shifts the ways in which we come to think about early childhood education and care. A post-structuralist lens is deployed to understand the production of fears and hopes under the looming shadows of contemporary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Liu, Ting; Laura, Ronald S. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The aim of this paper is to analyze a specific array of publicly accessible policy papers and literature necessary to provide a contextualized interpretation of segregation policies and their implications for the educational outcomes of migrant children in China. By teasing out its ramifications for education equity, this paper reveals the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Inclusion
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Gilead, Tal – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In recent years much has been written about the declining status of the humanities and the effect this has had on teaching and the curriculum. This article begins by examining some key defenses for teaching and studying the humanities that have been offered in the literature and points to their limitations. It is argued that in a policymaking…
Descriptors: Humanities Instruction, Public Policy, Policy Formation, Economics
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Fuentes, Juan Luis – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Democratic governance of cultural diversity is one of the more important worries of the majority of European states. A few years ago, this concern existed mainly in central and northern Europe; today, however, it has become a matter of general interest for the whole continent. This is shown through two relevant facts: the European Union declared…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Role of Education, Intercultural Communication, Educational History
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Letizia, Angelo J. – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Over the last 40 years, American institutions of higher education have been encouraged to align with the private sector by policymakers, think tank experts and businessmen in order to become more efficient and more accountable. In a wider sense, this new partnership may be evidence of what has been termed "disaster capitalism." In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Privatization, Neoliberalism
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Tudor, Keith; Shaw, Susan – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article discusses the interface between health policy and education. Taking as a case example the power that regulatory "responsible authorities" have under the New Zealand "Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003" to define scopes of practice of health professionals, including that of educator, the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Federal Regulation
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Hsueh, Yeh; Hao, Jun; Zhang, Hui – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This study was the first of its kind in China to examine early childhood education experts' perspectives on the urgent educational needs of preschool-aged children. Twenty-one nationally and regionally recognized experts, including university professors, practitioners and government officials, participated in interviews. They offered critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Educational Needs
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Carr, John; Beckett, Lori – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This paper sets out a framing analysis for a public policy debate on the future of schools that resonates with practitioners in teaching and teacher education on the island of Ireland, north and south, but also in other countries. This is informed by a democratic impulse to facilitate public policy debates, particularly on the ways schools and…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
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Masny, Diana; Waterhouse, Monica – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Immigration for Australia and Canada is critical to sustain economic growth. Each country's immigration policy stems from its vision of a nation that includes the role of language and literacy and a program of economic outcomes. While the authors acknowledge that economic integration through employment dominates immigration policies in Canada and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Social Systems, Immigration
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Crioni, Renato; Gomes, Luiz Roberto; Zuin, Antônio Álvaro Soares – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The extensive work of Habermas's intellectual legacy is comparable to the depth and complexity of his reflections. The debates among thinkers close to the conclusions of Adorno and Horkheimer and the mature positions of Habermas are also known. However, despite the marked differences, both of them seem to share a common interpretation: that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Social Systems, Educational Philosophy, Ideology
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Guimarães, Selva – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper approaches the public policies for teaching Afro-Brazilian and indigenous history and culture in Brazil in the 21st century. It is part of a broader study about the implementation and impacts of Federal Laws 10.639/2009 and 11.645/2008, which made the study of these topics mandatory across the national territory. Our methodology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Local History, Cultural Education
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