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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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Bolin, Timothy D. – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
An exploration is presented of how education policy and practice may be used to transform society. Specifically, connections are made between Paulo Freire's teaching strategies and radically democratic organizing. The connections are contextualized within the prefigurative tradition, which explores how the democratic process is central to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Democratic Values, Role of Education
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Snir, Itay; Eylon, Yuval – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
The neo-republican political philosophy (sometimes referred to as civic republicanism) advances the idea of freedom as non-domination, in an attempt to provide democracy with a solid normative foundation upon which concrete principles and institutions can be erected so as to make freedom a reality. However, attempts to develop a republican…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes, Critical Theory, Educational Theories
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Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
As international standards are continually publicized, countries across the globe have adapted educational policies to meet the demands of the global market, which has led to much emphasis on specific subjects and teaching methods. Although modern educational policies tend to focus on rhetoric about inclusion, systematic segregation remains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Monzó, Lilia D.; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The demise of capitalism was theoretically prophesied by Marx who posited that the world would come to such a state of destruction and human suffering that no amount of coercion or concessions would suffice to stop the massive uprisings that would lead us into a new socialist alternative. Although the downfall of world capitalism may seem…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Theories
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Reinertsen, Anne Beate; Otterstad, Ann Merete; Ben-Horin, Oded – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This is a collaborative writing story in which songs and poems invite us into complexities of living the ideals and calling for new ways of making the world visible. I need to show you who I am. You need to show me who you are. They are never completed, always open to self and social reflection, and hopefully capable of pushing boundaries of both…
Descriptors: Poetry, Singing, Music, Writing (Composition)
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Giroux, Henry A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article describes America's descent into madness under the regime of neoliberalism that has emerged in the United States since the late 1970s. In part, this is due to the emergence of a public pedagogy produced by the corporate-owned media that now saturates Americans with a market-driven value system that undermines those formative…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Commercialization, Educational Change
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Carr, Paul R.; Pluim, Gary; Thésée, Gina – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The manner in which the built environment is constructed has a tremendous effect on the degree to which health, wealth and social outcomes are distributed within a society. This is particularly evident when a crisis of the natural environment affects the built environment, as was the case after the Haitian earthquake of 2010. Understanding the…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Democracy, Social Justice, Natural Disasters
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Pillay, Krishnavani Shervani – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The transformation of South Africa from a deeply iniquitous apartheid regime to a more inclusive democratic dispensation remains a huge challenge for all South Africans and its social institutions. The university remains one institution that is under severe pressure to transform. This pressure is exacerbated by the deeply entrenched apartheid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Racial Segregation, Racial Bias
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Peters, Michael A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This interview conducted with Henry Giroux begins by probing Henry's childhood, upbringing and undergraduate years to discover where his sense of social justice took hold. It also questions Henry about his working-class background and the major influences on his thought, including his relationships with Paulo Freire and Howard Zinn. The interview…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Social Justice, Political Attitudes, Autobiographies
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Hodgson, Naomi – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The Council of Europe's "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue" provides an example of the way in which dialogue has become part of the current mode of governance in Europe. Throughout current policy, the terms "dialogue" and "voice" inform the introduction of practices and tools that constitute the citizen, or active learning citizen. Notions of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Dialogs (Language), Intercultural Communication
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Darder, Antonia – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The politics of the airwaves should be of vital concern to critical democracy, given the expanding realm of neoliberalism and its deeply homogenizing impact on social, political and economic relations everywhere. In light of the privatizing forces that control the media today, the article considers the manner in which community radio can provide…
Descriptors: Radio, Democracy, Neoliberalism, Social Attitudes
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Giroux, Henry A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Anti-intellectualism and political illiteracy are sweeping across the American media and cultural landscape, giving rise to discourses that are unabashedly nativist, racist, and reactionary. Populist sentiments drive the rabid individualism and anti-government rhetoric of right-wing groups such as the Tea Party movement. Underlying these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Anti Intellectualism
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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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Peters, Michael A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
This article examines the "politics of difference," a phrase now almost synonymous with postmodernism and the critique of the Enlightenment. The article provides a post-structuralist take on this critique arguing that a critique of Enlightenment values can lead to a deepening of democracy and using Foucault's notion of governmentality to elucidate…
Descriptors: Democracy, Politics, Gender Differences, Nationalism