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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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Roth, Klas – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the value and importance of examples in Kantian terms, and how students can cultivate their moral disposition through the use of examples in education. It is argued that students should not just copy or imitate examples automatically, nor appraise them unreflectively and uncritically. They should instead be enabled to think…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Teacher Education Programs, Instructional Design, Morale
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Scheja, Max – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This study aimed to explore student teachers' experiences of learning in teacher education, with a focus on how students describe their ways of thinking about their own learning in relation to their future professional role as teachers and how these descriptions relate to emerging cosmopolitan visions for student learning in teacher education.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Learning Processes
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Norlund, Anita – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article falls within the research area of school development. It also takes into account neo-liberal tendencies, such as they have been approached in educational research. The article takes as its starting point a development project that began when four rural secondary schools turned to their regional university for scientific support. It…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Teaching (Occupation), Rural Schools
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Angervall, Petra; Gustafsson, Jan – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The neo-liberal restructuring of academia justifies research concerning what constitutes academic work, what it means to be an academic researcher and how researchers manoeuvre in academia. The aim of this article is to investigate how this reshaping of higher education affects how research careers are formed and impacts on "becoming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Educational Change, Neoliberalism