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Campbell, Coral; Speldewinde, Christopher – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Bush kindergartens are a new practice in the Australian early childhood learning context and one that is rapidly becoming part of the kindergarten experience. Children leaving the confines of the bounded space of a kindergarten has been practised through excursions to outdoor places like zoos but the notion of conducting regular, ongoing…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Outdoor Education, Educational Policy, Learning Experience
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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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Lupton, Ruth; Hayes, Debra – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper is motivated by a shared concern over the apparent lack of inclusion of socially critical research in educational policy intended to address inequitable outcomes from schooling. We recognise that while this is partly (perhaps mainly) a political problem, an effective response by socially critical scholars must also take into account the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Organizations (Groups)
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Adriany, Vina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
For the past 20 years, early childhood education has undergone changes that have resulted from an alteration in Indonesian socio-political situations. One of the changes has resulted in the emergence of the internationalisation of early childhood education in Indonesia. This paper unpacks the complexity of the process. Three teachers from three…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Change, Neoliberalism
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Nuamcharoen, Suwida; Dhirathiti, Nopraenue S. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Thailand is a good example of a developing country which is struggling with globally common problems in trying to find solutions for sustainable education development. Education is one of the important methods to build the mindset of Thai people toward sustainable development (SD). The co-production approach is a way of improving public services,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Sustainable Development
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Yoo, Jisung – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Central to improving the quality of education is developing a teacher evaluation system that promotes teachers' professional growth, the improvement of student learning, and educational equality for all students regardless of social factors such as socio-economic status, educational environment, race, and gender. To address these issues in South…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Kupferman, David W. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper considers the ways in which the words "school" and "education" are conflated in the social imaginary, and what the effects of this conflation in meaning and purpose are both theoretically and in practice. It is not difficult to see the ways in which these two terms are used almost synonymously, and uncritically. Yet…
Descriptors: Schools, Education, Language Usage, Figurative Language
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Lopez, Jose Adan Cardona; Nordfjell, Ole Bredesen; Gaini, Firouz; Heikkinen, Mervi – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This case study examines a Nordic on-line course on gender equality promotion in education, in which principals, teachers, school staff and gender equality activists engaged in dialogue regarding contents and practices. The on-line course was designed with reference to promising practices identified in a previous Nordic network project. The…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Wilson, Marguerite Anne Fillion – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Educational researchers have called attention to how neoliberal ideology has profoundly and detrimentally influenced public education systems, but less attention has been paid to how neoliberalism influences "private" educational institutions. This article examines the influence of neoliberal ideology on education in the USA through an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Private Schools, Progressive Education
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Ronoh, Steve; Gaillard, J. C.; Marlowe, Jay – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Every year, worldwide, disasters affect approximately seven million children with disabilities, highlighting their potential vulnerability. Although there is a growing move internationally to promote the rights of children with disabilities, they still receive little attention from disaster risk reduction (DRR) researchers and policy makers. They…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Risk, Correlation, Disadvantaged
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Ahmad, Fatimah; Greenhalgh-Spencer, Heather – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper argues for a more complex literature around gender and math performance. In order to argue for this complexity, we present a small portion of data from a case study examining the performance of Kuwaiti students on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and on Kuwait national math tests. Westernized discourses suggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
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Middleton, Sue – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The "spatial turn" in education policy studies fuelled interest in Lefebvre's work: initially, in his work "Production of Space" and, more recently, "Rhythmanalysis" and "Right to the City". Yet, although in these texts Lefebvre critiques universities and schools and introduces original pedagogical concepts,…
Descriptors: Criticism, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Universities
McWilliams, Julia Ann – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Social scientists have begun to document the stratifying effects of over a decade of unprecedented charter growth in urban districts. An exodus of students from traditional neighborhood schools to charter schools has attended this growth, creating troubling numbers of vacant seats in neighborhood schools as well as concentrating larger percentages…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes, School Choice
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Wang, Juei-Hsin; Chen, Yen-Ting – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
There are no summative evaluations for compulsory and basic education in Taiwan. This research discusses and analyzes present teacher evaluation implementation. The implementation of policy nowadays means "Teacher evaluation for professional development". Teacher evaluation for professional development is a voluntary growing project of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Policy, Faculty Development
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Hsieh, Chuo-Chun – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the process and mechanism of higher education policy change related to quality assurance in a globalized world. In particular, the purpose of the study was to identify the impact of globalization on domestic policy change in Taiwan, characterized as a peripheral country. Taiwan's experience in terms of developing a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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