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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
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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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Gurova, Galina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper problematizes the dichotomy between neo-liberalism and socialism and the tendency to view the post-socialist condition as a process of convergence with 'Western' and 'global'. It does so by analysing the development and implementation of a quality assurance and evaluation (QAE) policy in school education in the context of the Russian…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Educational Policy
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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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Cifuentes, Gary – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Innovation in education enhanced by new technologies has become a central issue in the agenda of many countries around the world. This article analyses this emergence as a dispositive installed in education and points out the need to understand how it is enacted on specific practices. As a main theoretical framework, this work employs an analytics…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Innovation, Educational Administration, Technology Integration
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Tudor, Keith; Shaw, Susan – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article discusses the interface between health policy and education. Taking as a case example the power that regulatory "responsible authorities" have under the New Zealand "Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003" to define scopes of practice of health professionals, including that of educator, the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Federal Regulation
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Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
As international standards are continually publicized, countries across the globe have adapted educational policies to meet the demands of the global market, which has led to much emphasis on specific subjects and teaching methods. Although modern educational policies tend to focus on rhetoric about inclusion, systematic segregation remains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Pupala, Branislav; Kascak, Ondrej; Tesar, Marek – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Early years education in Europe and elsewhere around the world is currently in the spotlight due to political and economical changes and subsequent promises of effective investment into its provision. In this article we analyse everyday preschool practices in Slovakia in terms of tensions between policies, the teachers workforce and the concept of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Professional Identity, Administrative Organization
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Greenwood, David A.; Hougham, R. Justin – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper explores the tension for educators between the proliferation of mobile, digital technologies, and the widely held belief that environmental learning is best nurtured through place-based approaches that emphasize direct experience. We begin by offering a general critique of technology in culture and education, emphasizing what is at…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Place Based Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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