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Bourassa, Gregory N. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This essay expands on the concept of educational life and builds on an autonomist Marxist framework that better allows us to understand neoliberalism's parasitic operations. Following this, the last section will confront the limits of the progressive educational imaginary and offer up for consideration postschool imaginaries. Drawing on Kathi…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Neoliberalism, Marxian Analysis, Social Systems
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Klees, Steven J. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Education within capitalism too often reproduces social and economic inequalities. Schools are depicted as failing and teachers are blamed. In this paper, I examine the discourses underlying this situation and the role of foundations in the US and the World Bank in developing countries in maintaining it. I look at the neoliberal remedy of…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Social Differences, Discourse Analysis
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Alerby, Eva – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In this paper, it is my intention to not only explore the notions and significance of places for silence in education today, but also to develop insights into diverse understandings of silence -- such as aspects of power in silence and issues of silent students -- to inform school practices and educational policy. The discussion will be…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Acoustics, Educational Practices, Playgrounds
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Hart, Caroline Sarojini – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper offers a critical examination of the nature of inequalities in relation to education and the pursuit of social justice. It argues that assessment of educational resources and measures such as school enrolment and educational achievement are limited in what they tell us about the injustices learners may experience. It is proposed that,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Freedom
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Volante, Louis; Klinger, Don A.; Siegel, Melissa; Yahia, Leena – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Results of international achievement surveys such as the Programme in International Student Assessment have consistently reported an achievement gap between immigrant and non-immigrant student populations around the world. This paper unpacks this persistent achievement gap by examining key characteristics that influence the performance of first-…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Immigrants, Achievement Gap
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Henward, Allison Sterling; Tauaa, Mene; Turituri, Ronald – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Child-centeredness is a pedagogical approach common in US early childhood education, one that advocates young children should direct their own learning and excercise individual choice in activitites. This approach is reflected in national US Head Start policy. Using multivocal, video-cued, and traditional ethnographic methods, this study presents…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Early Intervention
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Bagwasi, Mompoloki Mmangaka – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Botswana's education system, like many other African systems, is greatly influenced by western educational ideas and models. This article reviews Botswana's education system by examining the policies, models and ideas that have influenced its development. Specifically, the review involves tracing the development of the education system of Botswana…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Models
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Pevzner, Mikhail; Rakhkochkine, Anatoli; Shirin, Alexander; Shaydorova, Natalia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Whereas Russian universities have mostly adopted the paradigm of internationalization in higher education that is now widespread in Europe and worldwide, the internationalization of schools in Russia is more complex and ambiguous. This article addresses the questions about the main characteristics of the internationalization of schools in Russia…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, International Schools, Elementary Secondary Education