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Stamelos, Georgios; Karachontziti, Elena; Paivandi, Saeed – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The Greek school textbook is at the core of this article and is treated as a matter of policy. In 2003, the Greek Government decided to include the publishing of school textbooks in the current Community support framework and as a result school textbook publishing goes beyond Greek priorities and gains European interest, which means that the whole…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Educational Policy, Content Analysis
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Porter, Shirley Anne – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This literature review will trace the recent history of the globalisation of human rights with reference to education, particularly for girls and women, but also looking more broadly to include education for boys and men. The main paradigms--traditional, neo-liberalism and philanthrocapitalism--for providing education in developing countries will…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Social Change, Global Approach, Neoliberalism
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Fuentes, Juan Luis – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Democratic governance of cultural diversity is one of the more important worries of the majority of European states. A few years ago, this concern existed mainly in central and northern Europe; today, however, it has become a matter of general interest for the whole continent. This is shown through two relevant facts: the European Union declared…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Role of Education, Intercultural Communication, Educational History
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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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Molla, Tebeje; Cuthbert, Denise – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
After decades of decline, African higher education is now arguably in a new era of revival. With the prevalence of knowledge economy discourse, national governments in Africa and their development partners have increasingly aligned higher education with poverty reduction plans and strategies. Research capacity has become a critical development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Doctoral Programs
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Wihlborg, Monne; Teelken, Christine – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The implementation of the Bologna Process (BP) did not go as smoothly as the Bologna Follow-Up evaluations suggest, and the consequences of the BP for the various European higher education systems and universities are much more diverse than represented in these various studies. Relatively few research and policy documents taking a more critical…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Quality, Academic Standards, Higher Education
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Kiffer, Sacha; Tchibozo, Guy – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The purpose of this article is to outline what could be learned from the international research literature on the issue of developing teaching competences of novice faculty members. The mission of academics has changed in recent years. Academics must now also meet a strong social demand for graduates' access to employment and are increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Caruth, Gail D.; Caruth, Donald L. – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
What is the role of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) today? This is not a new question. In 1903, William James questioned the value of the degree as an indicator of teaching ability. Unfortunately, the issue James raised has never been resolved. Move forward in time to 1990. Theodore Ziolkowski essentially agreed with James, but raised additional…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Philosophy, Academic Degrees, Higher Education
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Felicetti, Vera Lucia; Morosini, Marilia Costa; Somers, Patricia – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article is an overview of a doctoral dissertation which presents statements from graduates of the University for All Program (PROUNI) from a non-profit Brazilian university, who were admitted to university through this program. The methodology used was qualitative with a focus on textual analysis. The objective is to identify the outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Affirmative Action, Educational Quality, Graduates
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McMaster, Christopher – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
While the chill winds of neoliberalism blow, it seems some cultures are better equipped to weather the storm. The London fog raincoat or the American Levi's denim jacket has left little insulation against the effects of a quarter century of so-called "reforms". New Zealand's Swanndri bush shirt, though not as efficient as the Finnish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Cultural Influences
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Davidson-Harden, Adam – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article offers a critique of the discursive politics represented in attempts to frame social sciences and humanities work in the mould of neoliberal knowledge capitalism. The critique offered is inspired by Foucault's critical thought on neoliberalism and an interpretation of "neoliberal governmentality" that flows from his College…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Humanities, Neoliberalism
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Scagnoli, Norma – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
The integration of some form of online learning in higher education and its adoption in distance and continuing education has increased exponentially in the last decade. This growth has been consistent in different parts of the world, although its implementation in mainstream educational systems varies according to the economic development of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Economic Development, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Turner, J. Kirsten; Pusser, Brian – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
This article examines the degree to which admission cohorts at a selective public flagship university in the United States reflect the state's broader social and economic diversity. US Census data and University admission data on socio-demographic characteristics, including race, gender, place of residence, family income and education levels, are…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Family Income, White Students, College Admission