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Gawlicz, Katarzyna; Starnawski, Marcin – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The article introduces a special issue of "Policy Futures in Education" on changes and challenges in educational policies and systems of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The countries in the region share some characteristics, such as their historical experience with the authoritarian-socialist or communist rule and its impact on…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social Systems, Social Change, Educational Change
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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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Lopez, Jose Adan Cardona; Nordfjell, Ole Bredesen; Gaini, Firouz; Heikkinen, Mervi – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This case study examines a Nordic on-line course on gender equality promotion in education, in which principals, teachers, school staff and gender equality activists engaged in dialogue regarding contents and practices. The on-line course was designed with reference to promising practices identified in a previous Nordic network project. The…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Gibbs, Alexis – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The working thesis of my latest research is that cinema can offer a viewer something of a 're-education in education'. In the case of policymakers and researchers in the field of education, this means looking again at the reality of the conceptual phenomena with which we occupy ourselves in writing to see whether the two groups are aligned. This…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Films, Children, Foreign Countries
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Rashid, Radzuwan A. B.; Abdul Rahman, Shireena Basree; Yunus, Kamariah – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper reviews reforms related to English language teaching in the Malaysian education system. It begins by tracing the history of Malaysia as a former British colony which has had significant influences on the status of English in the country. Then, it reviews the key educational reforms which have mainly centred on language policy, thus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Second Language Instruction
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Parding, Karolina; McGrath-Champ, Susan; Stacey, Meghan – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Neoliberal forces since the latter part of the 20th century have ushered in greater devolution in state schooling systems, producing uneven effects on the working conditions of teachers, commonly the largest segment of the public sector workforce. Within this context, this paper examines secondary teachers' working conditions as they relate to the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Competition, Neoliberalism, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Convertino, Christina – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this article, based on an ethnographic study in Sundale City, Arizona, I use an interpretive and anthropological approach to policy analysis to highlight how social actors interpreted the national charter school debate to enact local school choice policy development in their everyday lives. Specifically, findings from this study provide a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Misconceptions, School Choice, Ethnography
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Brown, Amy – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Scholars who document neoliberal trends in education argue that privatization and corporatization in schools is dehumanizing and discourages democratic participation. These scholars assert that neoliberal education policies heighten social inequity by emphasizing individualism, marketability and colorblindness without interrogating social…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
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Baltodano, Marta P. – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Since the 1970s business groups have staged the control of education, first in the form of partnerships with schools and universities to support science, math, and technology, and more recently in the form of venture philanthropy. This article examines how these business groups, including the "billionaire boys club" and their mega…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Philanthropic Foundations
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Haapakoski, Jani; Pashby, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper examines the main rationales for and possible implications of the policy of increasing international student numbers in higher education (HE). Drawing on critical discourse analysis, we map key themes emerging from two sets of data--university strategy documents and interviews with staff--collected at eight universities in four national…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Universities
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Hursh, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this speech, Hursh shows how public education in the United States is undergoing profound changes. Education policy has been hijacked by the unelected and unaccountable corporate reformers who aspire to overhaul the education system through a corporate model of privatization and market competition. They aim to privatize education through…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Public Schools, Educational Change
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Roof, David J. – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper utilizes Henri Lefebvre's work to examine nineteenth century school architecture, in relation to asylums. The deployment of the asylums occurred in unison with the development of public schools. Based on archival research this paper seeks an examination of this interrelated development. The social/spatial arrangement of asylums and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational History, Governance, Intelligence
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Wubbena, Zane – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The 2011 Chilean student protests were a powerful social movement aimed at transforming education and, with it, the social spaces and formations of daily life. This social movement was pedagogical because students transformed the city into a classroom to gain control over the production of space. In this vein, the student movement provided a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Photography, Social Action
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Sharma Poudyal, Chandra – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The Education Act 1971 is the main policy document under which schools in Nepal are operated. With the change in political regime, this policy has been amended as per the ideology of the incoming regime. Although private schools started to show their influence in Nepal in the late 1980s, excessive growth of private schools began with the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Privatization, Foreign Countries
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