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Boxley, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
When we "learn nature," do we encounter her as 'free' in the sense of having neither cost nor price? Is she something 'given'? And is that which nature offers us 'gratis'? In the UK, many schoolchildren have been encouraged to 'give thanks' for nature's gifts. But why, if she is free, give thanks; and thanks to whom? If one learns to…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Ecology, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Educational institutions have been among the most active social organisations responding to and facilitating processes associated with globalisation. This has primarily been undertaken through the attempts of schools and universities to 'internationalise' their student intake, staffing, curricula, research, and assessment systems. Amongst the many…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Quinn, Jocey – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper explores experiences at the interface of research and policy through the lens of informal learning. The paper contends that in order to further social justice it is essential to value the informal learning that takes place outside the confines of educational institutions. However, it also demonstrates the difficulties in getting…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Working Class, Educational Policy, Whites
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Ivinson, Gabrielle; Thompson, Ian; Beckett, Lori; Egan, David; Leitch, Ruth; McKinney, Stephen – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In 2016, the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Commission on Poverty and Policy Advocacy brought together several academics from across the four jurisdictions of the UK already engaged in work on poverty, education and schooling. The aim of this BERA Commission was to build a network of research-active practitioners across the UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, At Risk Students, Well Being
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Boyask, Ruth; Vigurs, Katy – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In this article we argue that a refined understanding of "public" and "public engagement" can help researchers who produce critical research make better decisions towards achieving policy influence. We acknowledge the challenges critical researchers face in putting their research to work within the public domain. Critical…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Public Policy, Educational Research, Equal Education
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Laing, Karen; Mazzoli Smith, Laura; Todd, Liz – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper considers whether the impact agenda that has developed over the last decade in UK universities is likely to help create the conditions in which critical educational research makes a more visible difference to society. The UK audit of university research quality (the research excellence framework (REF) now includes an assessment of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Case Studies, Research Utilization
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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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Boxley, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In Peter McLaren's words "We need a philosophically grounded alternative to capitalism", but what does such a philosophical grounding look like? Need it be shared? The philosophical basis for practice was not shared by Lenin and Bogdanov, for example, and yet both retained the ability to work together in the Bolshevik party. There's a…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Philosophy, Social Systems, Political Attitudes
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Raaper, Rille; Olssen, Mark – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article is based on an interview conducted with Mark Olssen in October 2014, and the subsequent discussions. These conversations invited Olssen to reflect on his experiences of neoliberalism as a practising academic who has worked in the UK for some 14 years, and also to comment as a researcher and writer who is well known for his work on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Strategic Planning, Interviews
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Biesta, Gert – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the role of research in the improvement of educational practice. I use the "10 Principles for Effective Pedagogy," which were formulated on the basis of research conducted in the UK's Teacher and Learning Research Programme as an example to highlight some common problems in the discussion about research and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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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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Sharma, Namrata – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Can active citizenship be learned? In recent years, teaching citizenship issues are becoming popular in schools across various parts of the world. This paper makes reference to India as an example. It argues the need for a pedagogical debate on what makes an active citizen. The complex questions it begins to address are these: who is a citizen?;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Graduate Study
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Hare-Heremia, Mahora – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Education is a vital aspect in the lives of humankind. It contributes and shapes our future as citizens of the world. To understand it is to discover the many hidden talents the world has in store for all. The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) holds many resources that aid in the development of education at a global level. With the…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Research and Development Centers, Educational Research, Global Education
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Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article is in three parts. In part one, the author begins by examining the onset of austerity/immiseration capitalism in the United Kingdom. Austerity/immiseration capitalism has witnessed the decline of state multiculturalism and increasing attempts to deflect attention away from the failures of capitalism by playing the "race…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Islam, Cultural Pluralism, Racial Bias
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Lomer, Sylvie – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Despite the significant and increasing presence of international students in the United Kingdom, on a national level there has been a lack of formal policy towards international students. Instead, in policy discourse, international students are represented in economic terms to the exclusion of other dimensions of experience and action. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Foreign Students, Economics
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