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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has unveiled plans to move into the field of early childhood education through the introduction of the International Early Learning Study (IELS), a new comparative test of five-year olds that is being piloted in three nations. This article explores the dynamics of this new project…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, International Organizations, Governance
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Pham, Lien – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper offers a conceptual framework that combines Sen's concept of capability and Bourdieu's forms of capital to understand the generative mechanisms of educational advantage or disadvantage. The paper illustrates some ways that the Sen-Bourdieu framework can be applied to understand the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Rodgers Gibson, Morgan – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Neoliberalism is often understood as being both an epoch of capitalism and a zealous ideological commitment to the primacy of private property and free markets. In practice, it has tended towards mobilising state power in the interests of capital, remaking societies and individuals in this process. Perhaps inevitably, education systems, the world…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Schools, Educational History, Foreign Countries