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Powers, Jeanne M.; Potterton, Amanda U. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In Arizona, individuals can receive a tax credit of up to US$200 per individual taxpayer for donations to public schools. We analyze public school tax credit donations to charter schools and document inequalities in the distribution of donations associated with the percentages of more advantaged students charter schools serve. The differences in…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Murphy, Steve; MacDonald, Amy; Danaia, Lena; Wang, Cen – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In December 2015 the Australian state and territory governments endorsed the 'National STEM School Education Strategy 2016-2026'. Since then, the individual jurisdictions have released their own STEM education strategies that aim to improve student STEM capabilities and aspirations. This paper analyses the various Australian STEM education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Bingham, Andrea J.; Burch, Patricia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
For years, policy implementation scholars have recognized the trend of school improvement policies converging on public schools in such a way that these policies create a paradox -- policies aimed at school improvement have often been represented as in such a state of incoherence, that they have been unmanageable. This convergence of reforms asks…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies
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Pevzner, Mikhail; Rakhkochkine, Anatoli; Shirin, Alexander; Shaydorova, Natalia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Whereas Russian universities have mostly adopted the paradigm of internationalization in higher education that is now widespread in Europe and worldwide, the internationalization of schools in Russia is more complex and ambiguous. This article addresses the questions about the main characteristics of the internationalization of schools in Russia…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, International Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Engel, Laura C. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Internationally, there has been a growing interest among educational systems in reassessing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in the 21st-century global world. This paper aims to add to the literature about how and to what extent the global emphasis in education is approached, framed, and practiced within different…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Global Education, Educational Innovation, Public Schools
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Lemke, Melinda; Zhu, Lei – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The well-documented global economic disinvestment in schooling necessitates critical examination of policy discourses that influence educational systems and student learning. Situated within the critical policy studies tradition, the present study conducted a critical discourse analysis of the Donaldson Report (2015), a proposed comprehensive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Childrens Rights, Access to Education
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Wearne, Eric – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
American education policy at the elite level has coalesced around a consensus valuing "college and career readiness" as the primary metric and value for American schools. This "readiness" is often defined by economic outcomes or by standardized test measures (which serve as predictors for economic outcomes). Policy actors at…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Policy, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Chang, Benjamin "Benji"; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
From the Americas to Asia, neoliberal policy restructuring continues to present major challenges to educational equity. In Hong Kong, teacher educators grapple with training students in pedagogy they believe in, versus the daily status quo of high-stakes exam prep, privatized "shadow education," and a system seemingly pushed to the brink…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Neoliberalism
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Chaves Haracemiv, Sonia Maria; Branco, Veronica – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article presents the research carried out in the State Center for Basic Education for Young and Adult Primary and Secondary School Campo Comprido, Curitiba, ParanĂ¡, a privileged space in the recognition and valorisation of the trajectories of different social and ethnic groups. The study uses the methodology of action research, where all had…
Descriptors: School Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Ahmad, Fatimah; Greenhalgh-Spencer, Heather – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper argues for a more complex literature around gender and math performance. In order to argue for this complexity, we present a small portion of data from a case study examining the performance of Kuwaiti students on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and on Kuwait national math tests. Westernized discourses suggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
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Sharma Poudyal, Chandra – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The Education Act 1971 is the main policy document under which schools in Nepal are operated. With the change in political regime, this policy has been amended as per the ideology of the incoming regime. Although private schools started to show their influence in Nepal in the late 1980s, excessive growth of private schools began with the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Privatization, Foreign Countries
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Hursh, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this interview with David Hursh, Bob Lingard comments on his current and/or recently completed research projects in respect to new modes of global governance in schooling and the complementarity between international large scale assessments and national testing. He also looks at a project that, in conjunction with school leaders, teachers,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Interviews, Commercialization, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Jinting – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article explores the exam-oriented, ritualistic, and exemplary Chinese education system through a double-layered historical and ethnographic analysis. Firstly, I examine three aspects of the educational governing complex--exemplarity, ritual, and examination. Historically, education has been a key locus to craft exemplary subjects through…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Creativity, Educational Change, Educational History
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Thomasson, Adrian – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Different representations of "Swedishness," as expressions of altered kinds of imagined kinship in the Swedish educational system during the first half of the 20th century, are discussed. It is argued that even though the curriculum changed, from a more religious one focusing on fostering loyalty and moral commitment to "God, the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Religious Education
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Poudyal, Chandra Sharma – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Nepal experienced political change from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy in 1990 and finally to a republic in 2008. These changes in the political climate were followed by subsequent change in the educational policy as the incoming regimes tried to incorporate its ideology in the educational policy. This paper analyses the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Unions, Role
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