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Brinkmann, Suzana – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Recent international education trends have witnessed a widespread push for promoting Western-originating "learner-centred" approaches, often without adequately considering the challenges involved in crossing cultures. Like many developing countries, India has been attempting to bring a paradigm shift from "teacher-centred" to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Chhabra, Heeral – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The history of education in India has been looked into with a view which has been narrow in its expanse, often missing out on many social categories which had a relatively limited, yet important, presence in colonial India. Sufficient attention has been paid to the official policies of the British Indian government (starting from Macaulay's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Nationalism, Foreign Policy
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Mukherjee, Mousumi – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The aim of the first "Global Conclave of Young Scholars of Indian Education" held in New Delhi in 2011 was to help build bridges for research collaboration primarily for young scholars of Indian education to collaborate with their partners across borders. This paper draws on an "intrinsic case study" of this "global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research, Cooperation, Global Approach
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Tukdeo, Shivali – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Interdisciplinary scholarship in recent years has begun to pay attention to the state (re) formation in India under neoliberal conditions. The particularities of this transformation have arisen from the points of re-imagination of the relationship between the post-colonial state and global capital. Working through the contradictions and conflicts…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Baily, Supriya – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The promotion of US-Indian higher education partnerships affects those students who are most marginalized. This article explores the development, implementation, and reception of such partnerships to meet the needs of students who remain on the borders of educational access in India. This article addresses the ways higher education policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Access to Education, Administrators
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Gupta, Amita – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper will illustrate how philosophical and pedagogical boundaries that are defined by diverse cultures and ideologies might be navigated in the practical implementation of an early childhood curriculum in postcolonial urban India. Findings from a qualitative naturalistic inquiry indicated that a complex, multifaceted curriculum shaped by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Aboutorabi, Rozita – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
There are many arguments about Heidegger's work "Being and Time" (1954). Many critics believe that Heidegger provides a new way of understanding ourselves from a philosophical perspective. However, while some critics emphasize the de-Nazification of Heidegger's thinking, other still promote the notion that "Being and Time" is…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Race, Educational Philosophy, Beliefs
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Bagley, Carl; Beach, Dennis – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper utilises the analytical concepts developed in the work of Basil Bernstein to reflect on the ways in which discourses such as social justice are especially vulnerable in teacher education in England. In particular, under new-managerial regimes the forms of knowledge which are emphasised and valued focus on the instrumental and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Neoliberalism, Teacher Education
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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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Liu, Tze-Chang – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper focuses on the influences and changes of recent Taiwan teacher preparation program evaluation (TTPPE) as one of the national evaluation projects conducted by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. The main concerns are what kind of ideology is transformed through the policy by means of evaluation, and what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs, Criticism
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Luka, Ineta; Sungsri, Sumalee – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The importance of lifelong learning has been recognized for many years and consequently many countries, disregarding their geographical location, differences in education systems and traditions, have adopted their lifelong learning policies to develop the lifelong learning system. The goal of the present comparative research is to study the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies
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Poudyal, Chandra Sharma – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Nepal experienced political change from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy in 1990 and finally to a republic in 2008. These changes in the political climate were followed by subsequent change in the educational policy as the incoming regimes tried to incorporate its ideology in the educational policy. This paper analyses the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Unions, Role
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Collins, James – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
"No Child Left Behind" is federal education legislation consisting of implementation programs intended to reconcile the goals of insuring equality while promoting competition in public education in the United States. Immigrant students whose primary languages are not English are included in the mandate of "NCLB," categorized as…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Immigrants, At Risk Students, English Language Learners
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Moran, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Over the past several decades, numerous arguments have been made advancing the notion that the failings of the public education system in the United States have placed the nation's national security or economic prosperity at risk. This article will examine some of these "crises" and explore how arguments claiming that the shortcomings of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Risk, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Chandra, Madhur – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The attempt to rapidly increase access to primary education in developing countries like India over the past decade has created a need to commensurately increase the number of teachers in the system. In order to meet the burgeoning demand for additional teachers amidst fiscal constraints, India has chosen to actively promote the hiring of contract…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries
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