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Blenkinsop, Sean; Maitland, Clayton; MacQuarrie, Jodi – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper, based upon our experiences starting a school, is part dialogue and part theory. The three authors have all played important roles in the design, creation, and ongoing support of an innovative public elementary school. The first part of the paper describes the impetus behind the creation of this "buildingless," environmentally…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Place Based Education, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
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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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Birenbaum, Menucha; DeLuca, Christopher; Earl, Lorna; Heritage, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; Looney, Anne; Smith, Kari; Timperley, Helen; Volante, Louis; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) across the globe with particular attention given to Western educational jurisdictions. Authors from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA explain the genesis of AfL, its evolution and impact on school systems, and discuss current trends in policy…
Descriptors: International Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Lasthiotakis, Helen; Kretz, Andrew; Sá, Creso – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Several movements have emerged related to the general idea of promoting "openness" in science. Research councils are key institutions in bringing about changes proposed by these movements, as sponsors and facilitators of research. In this paper we identify the approaches used in Canada, the US and the UK to advance open science, as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Open Education, Scientific Research
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Pinto, Laura Elizabeth – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
When citizens participate in policy production, the advantages go beyond policy outcomes--though the presumption is that participation leads to better public policy. Robust democracy characterized by agonistic exchanges among policy actors ought to encourage learning, dialogue, empow­erment, equity, and a shared spirit of inquiry. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Curriculum Development, Interviews
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Carr, Paul R.; Pluim, Gary; Thésée, Gina – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The manner in which the built environment is constructed has a tremendous effect on the degree to which health, wealth and social outcomes are distributed within a society. This is particularly evident when a crisis of the natural environment affects the built environment, as was the case after the Haitian earthquake of 2010. Understanding the…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Democracy, Social Justice, Natural Disasters
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Sweeney, Ellen – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. The incidence rates are such that one in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed in her lifetime. While social science research has demonstrated the influence of social, political, economic and environmental factors on health outcomes, many still emphasize the role of…
Descriptors: Cancer, Females, Foreign Countries, Environmental Influences
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Jao, Limin – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
As our knowledge about education continues to change, educators must refine and redefine their beliefs and teaching practices through professional development. In the peer coaching model of professional development, both participants have a chance to reflect on what they observe and on their own teaching practices. This reciprocal gain is one of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Davidson-Harden, Adam – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article offers a critique of the discursive politics represented in attempts to frame social sciences and humanities work in the mould of neoliberal knowledge capitalism. The critique offered is inspired by Foucault's critical thought on neoliberalism and an interpretation of "neoliberal governmentality" that flows from his College…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Humanities, Neoliberalism
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Pinto, Laura Elizabeth – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
Democratic policy production requires the input of citizen voices, ideally through a process that actively engages a broad range of stakeholders in decision-making. This article describes Ontario's curriculum policy formulation process during the 1990s, based on archival documents and interviews with 16 policy actors. The privatization of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Privatization
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Syed, Khalida Tanvir; Hill, Anne – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
In this article two narratives are used to illustrate how self-awareness of "White" as skin colour reveals associated subtle aspects of power and privilege and with that, an ethic of personal and professional responsibility. The narratives connect experience and action with the conceptual framework of a third, liminal space,…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Ethics, Social Attitudes, Racial Factors
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Masny, Diana – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article focuses on the contributions of philosophy, art and science to education through the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological usefulness of a Deleuze-Guattarian conceptual framework that informs multiple literacies theory (MLT). Education lends itself to Deleuze's notion of connecting and creating through philosophy, art and…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Theories, Philosophy, Art
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Giroux, Henry A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Anti-intellectualism and political illiteracy are sweeping across the American media and cultural landscape, giving rise to discourses that are unabashedly nativist, racist, and reactionary. Populist sentiments drive the rabid individualism and anti-government rhetoric of right-wing groups such as the Tea Party movement. Underlying these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Anti Intellectualism
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Davidson-Harden, Adam – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
In the era of knowledge capitalism, universities are consistently regarded as potential "engines" of capital accumulation and state prosperity. This article will argue that as regards their teaching and research functions--but with specific attention to the research function--universities can be seen to be enacting a type of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Social Systems, Educational Trends, Political Attitudes
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Syed, Khalida Tanvir – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
This article discusses the implications and complexities of Canada's multicultural policies for aboriginal students in its post-secondary education systems. The author, a Pakistani-Canadian multicultural educator, interviewed an Aboriginal-Canadian multicultural educator, to discuss the cultural differences, divisions, and resistances between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Educational Policy, Multicultural Education
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