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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has unveiled plans to move into the field of early childhood education through the introduction of the International Early Learning Study (IELS), a new comparative test of five-year olds that is being piloted in three nations. This article explores the dynamics of this new project…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, International Organizations, Governance
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Bruckner, Heide K.; Kowasch, Matthias – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article critiques the way the topic of meat and its consumption is addressed in geography education within the remit of education for sustainable development (ESD). We argue that current approaches perpetuate normative food discourse by: (a) framing participation in the food system solely in terms of consumption; (b) simplifying and…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Animals, Food, Geography Instruction
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Mayes, Eve – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article conceptualizes the materialities of school governance council meetings. A concern for the material a/effects of spatial positioning emerged during a participatory action research project concerned with secondary school students' sense of the benefits and challenges of student representation on school councils. Attending to affective,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, School Councils, Student Participation
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Pham, Lien – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper offers a conceptual framework that combines Sen's concept of capability and Bourdieu's forms of capital to understand the generative mechanisms of educational advantage or disadvantage. The paper illustrates some ways that the Sen-Bourdieu framework can be applied to understand the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Sousa, Diana; Grey, Sue; Oxley, Laura – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a key role in driving educational discourse and global educational governance. Its comparative 'Programme of International School Assessment' (PISA) has explicitly linked the knowledge and skills of young people with the economic potential of countries. Through the International…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Democracy
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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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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Educational institutions have been among the most active social organisations responding to and facilitating processes associated with globalisation. This has primarily been undertaken through the attempts of schools and universities to 'internationalise' their student intake, staffing, curricula, research, and assessment systems. Amongst the many…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Yoo, Jisung – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Central to improving the quality of education is developing a teacher evaluation system that promotes teachers' professional growth, the improvement of student learning, and educational equality for all students regardless of social factors such as socio-economic status, educational environment, race, and gender. To address these issues in South…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Cosic, Ivana – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper attempts to explain why test cheating in Croatia seemingly prevails despite the introduction of a standardised examination, the state matura. It offers a contrast to sweeping cultural explanations of the stereotypical Eastern-European cheater and attempts to examine the issue more thoroughly. The Croatian state matura is a secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, Exit Examinations, Secondary School Students
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Tóth, Tamás; Mészáros, György; Marton, András – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
From the perspective of the world-systems theory and post-colonial studies, the 1989 transition in Hungary was a part of the re-integration of former Soviet countries into an inferior position in the world system. The political-economic transition was in no sense a revolution, but a replacement of dictatorial/totalitarian state capitalism with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Change, Social Differences
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Depaepe, Marc; Lembagusala Kikumbi, Annette – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Generally speaking, colonial education in Congo did not engender a very great widening of consciousness among the local population. Mostly, it resulted in inevitable submission through discipline and order. This was particularly the case for girls, for which fewer initiatives were taken than for boys. Moreover, gender stereotypes from the 'mother'…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Sex Stereotypes, Foreign Countries, Females
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Parding, Karolina; McGrath-Champ, Susan; Stacey, Meghan – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Neoliberal forces since the latter part of the 20th century have ushered in greater devolution in state schooling systems, producing uneven effects on the working conditions of teachers, commonly the largest segment of the public sector workforce. Within this context, this paper examines secondary teachers' working conditions as they relate to the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Competition, Neoliberalism, Secondary School Teachers
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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
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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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