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Stanton, Christine R.; Morrison, Danielle – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
US curricular policies frequently bolster neoliberal power structures within both pre-K to 12 schools and universities by privileging settler-colonial narratives and excluding Indigenous knowledge. However, curricular policies can also serve to enhance social reconstructionist and social justice education. In this article, we describe two case…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, American Indian Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Convertino, Christina – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this article, based on an ethnographic study in Sundale City, Arizona, I use an interpretive and anthropological approach to policy analysis to highlight how social actors interpreted the national charter school debate to enact local school choice policy development in their everyday lives. Specifically, findings from this study provide a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Misconceptions, School Choice, Ethnography
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Brown, Amy – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Scholars who document neoliberal trends in education argue that privatization and corporatization in schools is dehumanizing and discourages democratic participation. These scholars assert that neoliberal education policies heighten social inequity by emphasizing individualism, marketability and colorblindness without interrogating social…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
McWilliams, Julia Ann – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Social scientists have begun to document the stratifying effects of over a decade of unprecedented charter growth in urban districts. An exodus of students from traditional neighborhood schools to charter schools has attended this growth, creating troubling numbers of vacant seats in neighborhood schools as well as concentrating larger percentages…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes, School Choice
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Dastidar, Ananya G.; Sikdar, Soumyen – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
As India's higher education sector is poised to grow at a tremendous pace, one of its main challenges would be provision of quality education. Teacher quality has been identified as one of the most critical factors affecting educational quality. As such, the immense importance of attracting high-quality entrants into the teaching profession cannot…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Teaching Methods, Career Choice
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MacGregor, Carol Ann; Fitzpatrick, Brian – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Changes in the education system following Hurricane Katrina have received considerable attention from scholars in recent years. However, the role of Catholic schools is often overlooked in such discussions of school reform, which most often concentrate on the dramatic changes in the public school sector. This oversight is significant given that…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Change, Natural Disasters, Charter Schools
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Carr, Sarah – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
In this amended excerpt from "Hope Against Hope", educational reform in post-Katrina New Orleans is considered from a journalistic perspective in presenting the story of Geraldlynn Stewart as she and her family navigate the new school system. In providing voices of lived experiences of Stewart as well as other individuals within this new…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Natural Disasters, Low Income Groups, Coping
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Reinertsen, Anne Beate – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article is about developing school-based self-assessing recursive pedagogies and case/action research practices and/or approaches in schools, and teachers, teacher researchers and researchers simultaneously producing and theorising their own practices using second-order cybernetics as a thinking tool. It is a move towards pragmatic…
Descriptors: Cybernetics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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McKenna, Brian – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
In the foreword to "The Politics of Genocide", political theorist Noam Chomsky writes that denial of the American Indian holocaust is a potent force in the United States. He argues that "the most unambiguous cases of genocide" are often "acknowledged by the perpetrators, and passed over as insignificant or even denied in retrospect by the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Power Structure, War, High Schools
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Dyson, Ben; Wright, Paul M.; Amis, John; Ferry, Hugh; Vardaman, James M. – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the production, communication, interpretation and contestation of new physical education (PE) and physical activity (PA) policy initiatives introduced in Mississippi and Tennessee for the academic year 2006-2007. These states provide a relevant context to study such issues, since Mississippi has the highest…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, High Schools, Physical Education, Public Policy
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Linville, Darla – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article presents data from a six-month participatory action research project. Researchers included one doctoral student and eight high-school students in New York City, all of whom identified as non-heterosexual and/or gender non-conforming. The research analyzed language and behavior in school, as well as state anti-bullying and sex…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sex Education, Bullying, Action Research
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Lundvall, Bengt-Ake; Rasmussen, Palle; Lorenz, Edward – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
Innovation is crucial to the competitiveness of the economies of Europe, and learning is crucial to innovation. The most important trend shift is not that knowledge is becoming more important but that it is becoming obsolete more rapidly than before, so that firms and employees constantly have to learn and acquire new competencies. This involves…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Innovation, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries