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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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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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Cottey, Alan – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Knowledge here means something similar to but broader than science--it is reliable but not necessarily as systematic or explicit. A cooperative economy is contrasted with the competitive economy that has dominated political thinking almost everywhere for about half a century - the neo-liberal period. It is argued that the neo-liberal ideology and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Ideology, Neoliberalism, Social Justice
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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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Norlund, Anita – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article falls within the research area of school development. It also takes into account neo-liberal tendencies, such as they have been approached in educational research. The article takes as its starting point a development project that began when four rural secondary schools turned to their regional university for scientific support. It…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Teaching (Occupation), Rural Schools
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Mayo, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article pays tribute to one of Europe's foremost critical pedagogues, the Tuscan Don Lorenzo Milani, on the ninetieth anniversary of his birth. It highlights the key moments in his life as priest and educator as well as his pedagogical approach directed at challenging the class-conditioned status quo in Italian society and at achieving…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Change Agents, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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McClennen, Sophia A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This article analyzes Henry Giroux's recent book Youth in a Suspect Society: democracy or disposability? (Palgrave, 2009) and situates it within his post-9/11 critical interventions. Giroux has focused his recent work on theorizing, critiquing and challenging the confluence of militarization, corporatization and right-wing ideology that has…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Democratic Values, Disadvantaged Youth, Youth Opportunities
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Feria-Galicia, Joe – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Within the culture of central Illinois, mascot politics has been a hugely contentious issue. Since 1926, the university employed the use of the fabricated "Chief" Illiniwek to motivate and entertain fans at athletic events. Since the late 1980s, Native American students began a campaign to end this "tradition". This article…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Group Unity, Visual Aids, College Athletics
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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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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