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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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Bauman, Zygmunt – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
Today's culture consists of offerings, not norms. Liquid-modern culture, unlike the culture of the nation-building era, has no "people" to "cultivate." The solid-modern policy of dealing with difference, the policy of assimilation to the dominant culture and stripping the strangers of their strangehood, is no longer feasible.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Social Influences, Social Attitudes, Public Policy
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Vorley, Tim; Nelles, Jen – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
Universities are increasingly being challenged to become more socially and economically relevant institutions under the guise of the so-called "Third Mission". This phenomenon, articulated in policy, has prompted the emergence of a growing literature documenting the evolution of the contemporary university, and specifically addressing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Social Justice
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Batterbury, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article offers a critical perspective on the academic tenure system in the USA. Academic tenure is most frequently defended for the protection it affords freedom of speech in higher education, and it is attacked for its cost and lack of flexibility in a rapidly changing sector. The paper makes a third argument, that tenure sustains an…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Tenure, Freedom of Speech
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Agassi, Joseph; Swartz, Ronald – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This dialogue centers on the following questions: (1) How can schools help a society select or identify new elites who are hopefully as good as and perhaps even better than those individuals who belong to the existing elite system?, and (2) How can we create learning situations that provide the most general learner with a broad basic education?…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Democracy, Schools, Educational Change
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Green, Anthony – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This articles addresses the conservative dynamics of "neoconservatism" in the field of education with particular reference to possible complementarities between the "voices" of two, seemingly alternative public intellectuals. These dynamics are conceptualized as part of what is, in social realist mode,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Morale, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Cecily – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
The concepts of social justice and diversity have attained currency in political discourse and in organisational policy. Since the 1960s, the concept of social justice has been at the forefront of governmental drives to eradicate social inequalities, delivered through a framework of equality of opportunity. Recent years have, however, witnessed a…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Females, Individual Differences, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Dave – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
This article focuses on global trends in education policy during the current epoch of imperializing, militaristic, neo-liberal global capital. It is based on an analysis that global capital, in the form of dominant US multinational capital, together with its client governments, uses the repressive and ideological apparatuses of the state to…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Change, Financial Policy, Educational Policy
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Peters, Michael A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
In a paper presented in July 2003 to Labour's National Policy Forum, the main policy-making body in the United Kingdom, Liam Byrne, a research associate of the Social Market Foundation, forecast the major problems that will face government in Britain in 2020. As reported in the "Guardian" (9 August 2003): "British national…
Descriptors: Health Services, Economic Progress, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
The author begins by discussing David Geoffrey Smith's analysis of the enantiomorphism inherent in the rhetoric of New American Imperialism. He goes on to examine critically Smith's defence of Enrique Dussel's advocacy of transmodernism as a way of understanding this enantiomorphism and of moving beyond what are seen as the constraints of both…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Role of Education, Postmodernism, Educational Change