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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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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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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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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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Jasemna, Anne; Blass, Eddie; Shelley, Steve – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article explores quality in university teaching using a "futures" perspective. In a recent article by Blass and colleagues, a number of scenarios were developed to explore the type of higher education workforce that might be needed within the UK by 2035. In discussion of these scenarios--leading knowledge creation, responsive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Clough, Stephen; Bagley, Carl A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This article focuses upon the adoption and implementation of United Kingdom government support for third stream business-facing activities in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The article, concerned with income generation and the creation and application of knowledge beyond the confines of the academy, draws on policy literature and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Vorley, Tim; Nelles, Jen – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
Universities are increasingly being challenged to become more socially and economically relevant institutions under the guise of the so-called "Third Mission". This phenomenon, articulated in policy, has prompted the emergence of a growing literature documenting the evolution of the contemporary university, and specifically addressing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Social Justice
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Catherall, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article examines the broad scope of systemised learning (e-learning) in post-statutory education. Issues for discussion include the origins and forms of learning systems, including technical and educational concepts and approaches, such as distributed and collaborative learning. The VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) is defined as the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Libraries, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Green, Anthony – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This articles addresses the conservative dynamics of "neoconservatism" in the field of education with particular reference to possible complementarities between the "voices" of two, seemingly alternative public intellectuals. These dynamics are conceptualized as part of what is, in social realist mode,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Morale, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Cecily – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
The concepts of social justice and diversity have attained currency in political discourse and in organisational policy. Since the 1960s, the concept of social justice has been at the forefront of governmental drives to eradicate social inequalities, delivered through a framework of equality of opportunity. Recent years have, however, witnessed a…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Females, Individual Differences, Foreign Countries
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Swailes, Stephen; Roodhouse, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
This article reviews the reactions to higher-level National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in the United Kingdom in the context of certification levels by level and subject. The most successful higher NVQs are linked to professional qualifying routes, have generic application across a range of sectors or fill gaps where qualifications were not…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, National Standards
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Kenway, Jane; Bullen, Elizabeth; Robb, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
Knowledge economy policies are currently very powerful drivers of change in contemporary university approaches to research. They typically orientate universities to a national innovation system which both positions knowledge as the key factor of economic growth and sees the main purpose of knowledge as contributing to such growth. In this article,…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Technology Transfer
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Hill, Dave – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
This article focuses on global trends in education policy during the current epoch of imperializing, militaristic, neo-liberal global capital. It is based on an analysis that global capital, in the form of dominant US multinational capital, together with its client governments, uses the repressive and ideological apparatuses of the state to…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Change, Financial Policy, Educational Policy