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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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Auld, Euan; Morris, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has unveiled plans to move into the field of early childhood education through the introduction of the International Early Learning Study (IELS), a new comparative test of five-year olds that is being piloted in three nations. This article explores the dynamics of this new project…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, International Organizations, Governance
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Ure, Odd B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article investigates what is claimed to be a shift towards national and European education systems based on Learning Outcomes (LO). We propose to delineate LO into three instruments (pedagogical, policy and organisational). When LO are related to a pedagogical debate, they can easily be positioned to constructivist learning theories in which…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Constructivism (Learning)
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.; Higa, Sterling – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
For those who focus on the role of education in international development, the approach to education governance of school-based management (SBM) has been the primary means by which the participation of community members has been incorporated into the provision of education. However, while SBM is a well-known approach to governance that has become…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Policy, Governance, Conflict
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Morgan, Clara; Volante, Louis – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Given the influential role that the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) plays in educational governance, we believe it is timely to provide an in-depth review of its education surveys and their associated human capital discourses. By reviewing and summarizing the OECD's suite of education surveys, this paper identifies the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Economic Development, Educational Administration, Governance
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Hilt, Line Torbjørnsen – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article will show how the global educational policy expectations of being a "self-managing learner" unfold in the context of two school organisations in Norway, and contribute to the exclusion of so-called newly arrived minority language students. The theoretical framework is Niklas Luhmann's theory of the global educational system,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Language Minorities
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Volante, Louis; Ritzen, Jo – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The European Union--comprising 28 member states with individual sovereignty in the formation and implementation of education policy--has developed research and communication strategies to facilitate the exchange of best practices, gathering and dissemination of education statistics and, perhaps most importantly, advice and support for national…
Descriptors: Governance, International Education, Best Practices, International Organizations
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Engel, Laura C.; Rutkowski, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
There is increasing attention worldwide to advancing quality education. Beyond a rhetorical aim, many international organizations and national education systems have articulated a commitment to promoting measures of quality education through the development of educational indicators. This article broadly explores the global influences on national…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators
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Murphy, Dan – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
In its analysis of data it collected in 2006, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) used a variety of statistical methods to arrive at the 'key findings' that school autonomy, school competition and the public posting of student achievement data were…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Educational Policy
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Anwaruddin, Rdar M. – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
In this article, the author explores the neoliberal impacts on higher education in Bangladesh, how market-driven policies might limit the education of arts, humanities and social sciences, and whether or not this phenomenon may have consequences for the future of democracy in the country. First, the author focuses on the privatisation of higher…
Descriptors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Art Education, Foreign Countries
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Buenfil, Rosa Nidia – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
This article discusses how international and national understandings of information and communication technology (ICT) and the knowledge economy inform contemporary higher education policies. Acknowledging that national educational policies in Latin America are increasingly influenced by the recommendations of international organizations (e.g. the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication
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Rinne, Risto – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
The trends of globalisation have had unavoidable impacts in steering and guiding the decisions of national policy-makers and the direction of national education policies. In the obscuring processes of supranational homogenisation of education and educational policy, supranational regimes, such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies
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Kapitzke, Cushla – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
This article uses Nikolas Rose's theory of governmentality to examine ways in which intellectual property is imbricated in a broad spectrum of globalised and globalising discourses. Using the 2004 Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement as a case in point, it shows how discourses of culture, trade, foreign policy, and security intersect and…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Treaties
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Perez, Jose Gutierrez; Llorente, Ma Teresa Pozo – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The main idea this article develops is the conceptual chaos, methodological tensions and epistemological conflicts that are being experienced in the field of environmental education as a result of the uncertainty generated by some institutions and international organisms. The authors' perspective starts from the idea that too many expectations…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Intervention