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Gupta, Amita – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In rapidly globalizing systems of schooling around the world, economic considerations have led to a push to impose neoliberal reforms in the field of education. Under this influence early childhood education and teacher education in Asia have increasingly become positioned as regulated markets governed by neoliberal policies, leading to peak…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Global Approach, Privatization, Qualitative Research
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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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Birkeland, Åsta – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The purpose of this article is to carry out a critical inquiry of comparative education by using an example of a comparative programme within kindergarten teacher education in Norway. The article discusses the inclination, in cross-cultural comparative studies, to emphasise cultural essentialism, to evaluate educational practice from a…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Inquiry, Kindergarten, Teacher Education Programs
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Liu, Shengnan; Feng, Daming – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
With the tide of globalization, the external environment that schools face turns uncertain and complex. In response to the new challenges, teacher teams need to manage boundaries to maintain the sustainable development. The two studies reported in this paper, aimed to examine the boundary activities of teacher teams of middle schools in China. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Global Approach, Factor Analysis
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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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Trippestad, Tom Are – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The article presents the concept of rhetorical agency to understand and analyse the parallel and paradoxical agencies teachers are offered, and limited by, under discourses of globalisation within education. The paper identifies typical arguments, reactions, narratives and metaphors of globalisation. It discusses some of the consequences these…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Policy, Curriculum, Educational Change
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Huang, Zhongjing; Wang, Ting; Li, Xiaojun – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article explores the trajectory of educational changes in China over the past three decades in the context of globalization and social and economic transformation. It addresses three research questions: what educational changes occurred in China, why some educational policies worked well but others failed, how the political dynamics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change, Economic Change
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Murphy, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
Powerful nations have influential systems of higher education. The article explores the possible pattern of geopolitics in the twenty-first century, and the competing prospects of America and its rivals in higher education and research. Pressures on both the American and non-American worlds are evaluated, along with relative economic strengths,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Power Structure, Geography, Politics
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Tolofari, Sowaribi – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
From the autumn of 2008 Sweden is billed to introduce fees for non-EEA (European Economic Area) students. Two commissions set up by the Social Democratic government studied the question and the enabling legislation was issued in March 2006. Now, however, the Conservative coalition government shows no interest in giving the universities the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Tuition
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Ngok, Kinglun; Guo, Weiqing – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
Building world-class universities has become a national policy priority in China since then-President Jiang Zemin announced in May 1998 that China must have several world-class universities of international advanced level. This article aims to offer critical reflections on the policy in relation to building world-class universities in China. It…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Mok, Ka Ho – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
China and Vietnam have experienced drastic social, economic and political changes, especially when these two socialist regimes have started economic reforms in the last few decades. In order to create more opportunities for higher education with limited national resources, both Chinese and Vietnamese governments have adopted strategies along the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Privatization, Governance
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Robertson, Susan – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
From the early 1990s onwards, various European Union (EU) reports have commented on the low level of European exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Asian region, and the invisibility of Europe in the Asian imagination in comparison with the United States. To overcome this problem, a series of policy and programme initiatives have been…
Descriptors: Asians, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, International Trade
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Petersen, Carole J.; Currie, Jan – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
A former British colony, Hong Kong was reunited with the People's Republic of China in 1997 under the "one country two systems" model. The Hong Kong Basic Law contains detailed provisions for academic freedom, ensuring that local academics enjoy far greater freedom than their counterparts in mainland China. Hong Kong academics and the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Foreign Countries, Legislation, Educational Change
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Wang, Shujen – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
This article uses three case studies to examine the intersecting developments of technology, capitalism, and globalization through the contradictions and paradoxes of copyright governance and piracy. China is used as a case study to investigate the relations among the state, law, and global capitalism. (Contains 7 tables and 9 notes.)
Descriptors: Social Systems, Copyrights, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Kang, Ouyang – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
This report provides a brief account of the major reforms to higher education in China since 1949 and background reforms since 1978, focusing on recent trends and perspectives.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends