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Flint, John – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This article explores the role of state-funded Catholic schools in debates about the causes and manifestations of sectarianism in Scotland. It suggests that debates between proponents and opponents of state-funded Catholic schools (and indeed faith schools more generally) have been largely aspatial, focusing on the teaching ethos within…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Catholics
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Morris, Andrew B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
Around thirty per cent of all schools in England have a religious character. The author argues that the current "faith schools debate" is more about the nature of its "plural society" than about the place of such schools within the state-maintained sector. He suggests that to assume we are, in fact, living within a determinedly…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Donnelly, Caitlin – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to examine the process of collaborative working between teachers located in separate faith-based schools in Northern Ireland. Drawing on theories of intergroup relations, and with reference to in-depth interviews with teachers in post-primary schools, the article shows that despite earlier research which identified a…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Intergroup Relations
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Pinto, Laura Elizabeth – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
Democratic policy production requires the input of citizen voices, ideally through a process that actively engages a broad range of stakeholders in decision-making. This article describes Ontario's curriculum policy formulation process during the 1990s, based on archival documents and interviews with 16 policy actors. The privatization of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Privatization
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Zepke, Nick – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
A major challenge facing higher education is balancing two competing discourses. One sees higher education as a place of learning and teaching in academic freedom, a place to enable staff and students to research and learn without restrictions, a place in which to be able to critique the status quo. The other discourse is rooted in neo-liberalism.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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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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Britez, Rodrigo G. – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This article presents an assessment of the impact and implications of the international mobilities operating in the national public policy environment. In fact, patterns of transformations that take place in national higher education systems are generating diverse and complex outcomes in different countries, in ways that may preclude a simple…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Maida, Carl A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
John Dewey's notion of the school as a "social laboratory" influenced educational policy a century ago when the United States underwent a "great transformation" in its educational history toward mass schooling, resulting partly from the "high school movement", where the focus was on "schooling for life". Project-based learning, which builds on…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Critical Theory, Student Projects, Educational History
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Waterhouse, Monica – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Undertaking Deleuzean experimentations in educational research requires a transformation of what it is to do research. After describing one such becoming, this article considers the potentialities of Multiple Literacies Theory (MLT), which draws on concepts created by Deleuze and Deleuze and Guattari, for thinking differently about policy and…
Descriptors: Cartography, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Sinkinson, Margaret – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
A key function of health education in New Zealand schools has always been to educate individuals to be responsible and accountable for their own health status. Educational, economic and political stances on what best constitutes effective health education, however, shift over time. The outcome of these shifts is that a multiplicity of disciplines…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Foreign Countries, Influences, Curriculum Development
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Assumptions and interventions about the so-called "obesity epidemic" pervade health and physical education classrooms and national policy agendas in New Zealand, as they do elsewhere in the Western world. In contrast, critical scholars in these subjects advocate an active deconstruction of the tenets and presumptions underpinning public…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Ethnography
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Dyson, Ben; Wright, Paul M.; Amis, John; Ferry, Hugh; Vardaman, James M. – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the production, communication, interpretation and contestation of new physical education (PE) and physical activity (PA) policy initiatives introduced in Mississippi and Tennessee for the academic year 2006-2007. These states provide a relevant context to study such issues, since Mississippi has the highest…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, High Schools, Physical Education, Public Policy
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Ong-Dean, Colin; Daly, Alan J.; Park, Vicki – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Since the establishment of educational rights for children with disabilities in the 1970s, special education in the US has included a growing share of students and has constituted an ever-growing share of education budgets. Previous research has focused on the disproportionate assignment to special education of low-income and minority students,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Hearings, Parent Participation, Disabilities
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Linville, Darla – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article presents data from a six-month participatory action research project. Researchers included one doctoral student and eight high-school students in New York City, all of whom identified as non-heterosexual and/or gender non-conforming. The research analyzed language and behavior in school, as well as state anti-bullying and sex…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sex Education, Bullying, Action Research
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Adelman, Howard S.; Taylor, Linda – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article stresses that current school improvement policy in the USA marginalizes development of the type of system of student support necessary for enabling student success and well-being at school. Then we discuss how education policy can be expanded and operationalized to correct this deficiency. Finally, we explore the implications of the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Educational Change, Public Education, Barriers
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