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Brunila, Kristiina; Kallioniemi, Arto – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Equality work is often conducted as education and teaching, and both are an intrinsic part of equality work. In this article, we focus on equality work and challenging heteronormativity by contextualising our focus both on the educational system as a whole but especially on teacher education. The promotion of equality in teacher education began in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Education, Womens Studies, Sex Fairness
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Lopez, Jose Adan Cardona; Nordfjell, Ole Bredesen; Gaini, Firouz; Heikkinen, Mervi – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This case study examines a Nordic on-line course on gender equality promotion in education, in which principals, teachers, school staff and gender equality activists engaged in dialogue regarding contents and practices. The on-line course was designed with reference to promising practices identified in a previous Nordic network project. The…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Haapakoski, Jani; Pashby, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper examines the main rationales for and possible implications of the policy of increasing international student numbers in higher education (HE). Drawing on critical discourse analysis, we map key themes emerging from two sets of data--university strategy documents and interviews with staff--collected at eight universities in four national…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Universities
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Schatz, Monika – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
In 2010, the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture formulated Finland's first education export strategy. This policy document attributed Finnish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) a significant role in the emerging sector by declaring them as "engines" of education export. Situated in a phenomenological approach towards…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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Meriläinen, Matti; Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Puhakka, Helena; Käyhkö, Katinka – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This study focuses on the degree, nature and consequences of bullying or inappropriate behaviour among faculty personnel (n = 303) in a Finnish university. A total of 114 (38%) faculty members answered the email questionnaire. According to the results, 15% of the respondents had experienced bullying; in addition, 45% had experienced inappropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Behavior, Bullying
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Sharpes, Donald K.; Schou, Lotte R. – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The convergence of Islam and national and cultural identity in Europe, exacerbated by external events like a murder, assassination, riot, embassy bombing or even a satirical cartoon, has the potential for disrupting civic order and eroding movements towards cultural assimilation and national integration. Clearly, fundamentalism in any religion,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Muslims, Islam, Self Concept
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Leppanen, Taru – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Studies of education and childhood studies in general tend to focus on the experiences and cultures of toddlers and school-age children. The experiences and cultures of babies and infants are often excluded from the scope of the studies of children. In Gilles Deleuze's (and Felix Guattari's) thinking, a child, and especially a baby or an infant,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Music, Foreign Countries, Feminism
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Rinne, Risto – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
The trends of globalisation have had unavoidable impacts in steering and guiding the decisions of national policy-makers and the direction of national education policies. In the obscuring processes of supranational homogenisation of education and educational policy, supranational regimes, such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies
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Kwiek, Marek – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article discusses academic entrepreneurship in the context of ongoing changes in university management and governance in European universities. The comparative perspective is provided by the European Union (EU) research project "European Universities for Entrepreneurship: Their Role in the Europe of Knowledge" (EUEREK) comprising…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Higher Education, Risk Management, Institutional Administration
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Garrouste, Christelle – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article focuses on the contributions from the emerging positivist epistemological approach, endorsed by the economics of language and the economics of education, to study the returns to language skills, assuming that language competencies constitute key components of human capital. It presents initial results from a study on economic returns…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Language Planning, Second Languages, Economics