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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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Strandler, Ola – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Although there are reasons to believe that policies emphasising testing, accountability, assessments, evaluation and inspections have unintended and undesirable consequences for teaching practice, such reforms continue to be widely used in many countries in order to meet challenges in their educational systems. However, it is difficult to…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Instruction, Accountability
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Capogna, Stefania – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Educational agencies are going through a difficult transition, with important consequences in terms of de-legitimacy of the social mandate historically assigned to the school. The reason for this widespread unease can be traced to the fact that today we live in a complex system. This paper arises within this problematic framework with the intent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Sociology, Educational Policy, Quality Assurance
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Jeffers, Elizabeth K. – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article focuses on special education in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. After Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD) took over 102 of the city's 128 schools with the stated goal of creating a "choice district" for parents. This "choice distric"' is made up of RSD direct-run schools, Orleans…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Disabilities, Special Education