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Selden, Steven – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
For the past six decades, conservative foundations in the United States have targeted their funding on a transformation of the public's understanding of markets, culture , and the undergraduate course of study. These foundations, and their sponsored researchers, have specifically challenged the place of diversity and intercultural competence…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Study
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Magnusson, Jamie – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
Situated in a context of higher education policy, this article examines the institutionalization of "innovation" as a national neoliberal economic strategy. As neoliberal capital has become increasingly financialized, this innovation strategy has come to be woven through biotechnological innovation as an economic strategy, and oriented…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Innovation
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Means, Alexander – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article draws on autonomist theory in order to examine the role of creativity in educational policy and governance. Drawing examples primarily from the North American context, it suggests that extant efforts to manage creativity in secondary and higher education are ultimately unstable, revealing what the Edu-factory collective has referred…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Policy, Educational Administration, Governance
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Nordensvard, Johan – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article suggests that one needs to consider education as inherently political to better understand some of the problems in education policy in developing countries. It suggests that using political metaphors as a discursive framework can enhance the understanding of some of the limitations of formal schooling in developing countries.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Developing Nations, Politics
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Vanhoof, Jan; Mahieu, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The concept of "knowledge brokerage" focuses on promoting the integration of the best available evidence into policy and practice-related decisions. In this study, emphasis is put on the knowledge brokerage role of cities. The study aims at finding similarities and differences in existing educational knowledge brokerage initiatives, at…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Case Studies, Educational Practices, Management Information Systems
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Marcel, Jean-Francois – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
Current changes affecting education systems have impacted teaching work as a whole. The concept of teachers' and establishments' effectiveness was introduced to operationalise an approach that is dominated by the cost-benefit model. This article uses this premise to suggest an analysis of the social value of teaching work, and more specifically…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
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Aviles, Enma Campozano; Simons, Maarten – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The ascendancy of neoliberal modes of governing has caused a shift in accountability practices in the public sector, including in the field of education. This shift can be observed in the accountability regimes introduced into education systems around the world. They reflect a strong focus on quality assurance/control and efficiency in order for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Accountability, Educational Change
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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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McMenamin, Trish – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
In this article I will argue that New Zealand's Special Education 2000 (SE2000) policy demonstrates the way in which seemingly just and fair policies can lead to occurrences of injustice and unfairness towards some of those whom they impact. What this debate turns on is the justice of a policy which takes as its starting point the unquestioned…
Descriptors: Special Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Thrupp, Martin – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article discusses the everyday politics surrounding research on a controversial government policy. The research in question is the Research, Analysis and Insight into National Standards (RAINS) project on National Standards in New Zealand primary schools being undertaken by the author. This three-year study was funded by the New Zealand…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Montague, Alan – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
Higher education is one of the key foundations that economic prosperity is founded upon. Government policies, funding and strategic planning require a fine balance to stimulate growth, prosperity health and well-being. The key Australian government policies influenced by a Review of Australian Higher Education report include attracting many more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Literature Reviews, Policy Analysis
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Boyask, Ruth; Donkin, Arnet; Waite, Sue; Lawson, Hazel – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The role of local government in addressing issues of social equity is undergoing significant reconstruction in current educational policy reforms in England. The current conceptualisation of social provision places individual rights at the centre of policy, and social responsibility is represented as the work of individuals. Drawing upon a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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McMaster, Christopher – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
While the chill winds of neoliberalism blow, it seems some cultures are better equipped to weather the storm. The London fog raincoat or the American Levi's denim jacket has left little insulation against the effects of a quarter century of so-called "reforms". New Zealand's Swanndri bush shirt, though not as efficient as the Finnish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Cultural Influences
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Ringarp, Johanna – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The European Union would like to improve its efforts to promote entrepreneurship within the Union. More new companies and more entrepreneurs are needed to increase the Union's competitiveness. In order to achieve this goal, the education sectors of the member countries must be reformulated to include entrepreneurship in their education programmes.…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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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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