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Mann, Alana – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Anthropocene is a site of domination and resistance for those opposed to the corporatised food regime. The peasant farmers' movement, La Vía Campesina, uses pedagogical techniques based on Freirian horizontal communication methodology to contest the structural and ideological elements of this regime. This article analyses these techniques,…
Descriptors: Food, Agricultural Occupations, Ecology, Power Structure
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Gordon, Rhyall – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
A significant section of the alternative food initiative (AFI) literature has expressed concerns about the predisposition of some research to assume neoliberal outcomes from particular AFI practices. As a counterpoint to this, there has been a call for analysis tools that will allow for a more nuanced understanding of the complexities and…
Descriptors: Food, Ethics, Correlation, Eating Habits
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Hart, Caroline Sarojini – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper offers a critical examination of the nature of inequalities in relation to education and the pursuit of social justice. It argues that assessment of educational resources and measures such as school enrolment and educational achievement are limited in what they tell us about the injustices learners may experience. It is proposed that,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Freedom
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Van Aswegen, Jennifer; Shevlin, Michael – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Responding to the special issue call "Capital and Capability," this paper undertakes a critical policy analysis of a recently published Irish labour market activation strategy for people with disabilities through a discourse analytical framework. Drawing on a disability studies lens informed by Foucault's theory of discourse, the study…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Neoliberalism, Educational Philosophy, Disabilities
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Pham, Lien – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper offers a conceptual framework that combines Sen's concept of capability and Bourdieu's forms of capital to understand the generative mechanisms of educational advantage or disadvantage. The paper illustrates some ways that the Sen-Bourdieu framework can be applied to understand the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Nolan, Andrea; Lamb, Stephen – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
With the importance of the early years of a child's life to their learning and development, it is important that early childhood educators are skilled, reflective professionals who have the ability to actively support the learning of all children. Using a capability approach to human development as an evaluative framework, this article explores…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Student Diversity
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Bosio, Emiliano; Torres, Carlos Alberto – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper presents a remarkable conversation with Carlos Alberto Torres about Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in relation to research, teaching, and learning in the USA. Torres is a Distinguished Professor of Education, UNESCO UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, UCLA and Founding Director of the Paulo Freire…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Theories, Global Approach, College Faculty
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Quinn, Jocey – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper explores experiences at the interface of research and policy through the lens of informal learning. The paper contends that in order to further social justice it is essential to value the informal learning that takes place outside the confines of educational institutions. However, it also demonstrates the difficulties in getting…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Working Class, Educational Policy, Whites
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Hood, Nina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Digital technology is frequently positioned as being central to the establishment of a 'future focused' education system that provides high quality student-focused learning opportunities and re-envisioned educational outcomes. While recognising the potential of technology, this paper explores some of the questions about its role in education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Equal Education
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Lash, Martha J.; Kroeger, Janice – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In this article, we share a social action process useful in teacher education and derived from a decade of practical experience with social action projects. Influences, theoretical underpinnings, and individual leadership in an early childhood teacher education program are considered alongside practical enactments of social action projects by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Social Action
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Lupinacci, John; Happel-Parkins, Alison; Ward Lupinacci, Mary – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article seeks to address often overlooked cultural assumptions embedded within neoliberalism; specifically, the researchers explore what ecofeminist Val Plumwood describes as centric thinking, leading to a logic of domination. The authors argue that social justice educators and activists who are committed to critiquing neoliberalism must take…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Social Justice, Ideology, Power Structure
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Chang, Benjamin "Benji"; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
From the Americas to Asia, neoliberal policy restructuring continues to present major challenges to educational equity. In Hong Kong, teacher educators grapple with training students in pedagogy they believe in, versus the daily status quo of high-stakes exam prep, privatized "shadow education," and a system seemingly pushed to the brink…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Neoliberalism
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Brunila, Kristiina; Kallioniemi, Arto – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Equality work is often conducted as education and teaching, and both are an intrinsic part of equality work. In this article, we focus on equality work and challenging heteronormativity by contextualising our focus both on the educational system as a whole but especially on teacher education. The promotion of equality in teacher education began in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Education, Womens Studies, Sex Fairness
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Vinokur, Eli – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article reviews the rival trends and competing discourses within the cosmopolitan tradition to formulate a comprehensive educational approach, called 'rooted cosmopolitanism', that is timely, conceptually operational, culturally sensitive, and applicable in local educational settings. After reviewing the existing conceptions of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Civics, Patriotism
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Nygreen, Kysa – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This article traces the work of community-based popular educators with an explicit commitment to "Freirean" popular education as they shifted from teaching in a community-based setting to an after-school program focused on standardized test-preparation. Drawing from ethnographic observation and interviews, it examines educators'…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Governance, Social Justice, Popular Education
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