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Cristaldi, Melita; Pampanini, Giovanni – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
According to a progressive interpretation of human development, girls' education should form an integral part of a full democratic system. Nevertheless, girls' education is threatened and attacked in many ways in current societies, be they authoritarian or democratic societies, developing or developed ones. In this article the two authors, both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Activism, Democracy
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Capogna, Stefania – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Educational agencies are going through a difficult transition, with important consequences in terms of de-legitimacy of the social mandate historically assigned to the school. The reason for this widespread unease can be traced to the fact that today we live in a complex system. This paper arises within this problematic framework with the intent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Sociology, Educational Policy, Quality Assurance
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Engel, Laura C.; Rutkowski, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
There is increasing attention worldwide to advancing quality education. Beyond a rhetorical aim, many international organizations and national education systems have articulated a commitment to promoting measures of quality education through the development of educational indicators. This article broadly explores the global influences on national…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators
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Mayo, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article pays tribute to one of Europe's foremost critical pedagogues, the Tuscan Don Lorenzo Milani, on the ninetieth anniversary of his birth. It highlights the key moments in his life as priest and educator as well as his pedagogical approach directed at challenging the class-conditioned status quo in Italian society and at achieving…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Change Agents, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Gobbo, Francesca – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
In this article, the author argues that the Council of Europe White Paper's invitation to intercultural dialogue is certainly to be welcomed and pursued, but that its focus on "managing" diversity should be complemented by the concern for understanding how diversity can be represented, negotiated and treated by the different actors in…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Multicultural Education, Educational Environment, Intercultural Communication
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Mincu, Monica E.; Allasia, Maurizio; Pia, Francesca – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article proposes a brief investigation of Italian interculturalism(s) as documented by scholarship, relevant policy documents and teaching textbooks, and presents some key practical issues relating to the integration of students of immigrant origin. The authors then analyse the 2008 "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue"'s core…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Equal Education, Policy Analysis, Textbooks
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Malagreca, Miguel A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
In this article, the author merges biographical notes, autoethnography and experimental writing to situate his migrant self as a self that "performs through writing," i.e. planned, experimental writing that subverts the centrality of the monolingual heterosexual identity. He explores the intersections of time, desire, and power across…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Immigrants
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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
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Kowalczyk, Jamie; Popkewitz, Thomas S. – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
This article focuses Italy's conversations about multiculturalism as dual processes of national homogeneity and abjection with respect to its growing conversation around citizenship, national identity and immigration. Abjection is a concept that directs attention to border-making through dual cultural practices of recognizing and managing…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Nationalism, Citizenship, Cultural Pluralism