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Wilson, Marguerite Anne Fillion – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Educational researchers have called attention to how neoliberal ideology has profoundly and detrimentally influenced public education systems, but less attention has been paid to how neoliberalism influences "private" educational institutions. This article examines the influence of neoliberal ideology on education in the USA through an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Private Schools, Progressive Education
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Convertino, Christina – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this article, based on an ethnographic study in Sundale City, Arizona, I use an interpretive and anthropological approach to policy analysis to highlight how social actors interpreted the national charter school debate to enact local school choice policy development in their everyday lives. Specifically, findings from this study provide a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Misconceptions, School Choice, Ethnography
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Brown, Amy – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Scholars who document neoliberal trends in education argue that privatization and corporatization in schools is dehumanizing and discourages democratic participation. These scholars assert that neoliberal education policies heighten social inequity by emphasizing individualism, marketability and colorblindness without interrogating social…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
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Baltodano, Marta P. – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Since the 1970s business groups have staged the control of education, first in the form of partnerships with schools and universities to support science, math, and technology, and more recently in the form of venture philanthropy. This article examines how these business groups, including the "billionaire boys club" and their mega…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Philanthropic Foundations
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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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Ronoh, Steve; Gaillard, J. C.; Marlowe, Jay – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Every year, worldwide, disasters affect approximately seven million children with disabilities, highlighting their potential vulnerability. Although there is a growing move internationally to promote the rights of children with disabilities, they still receive little attention from disaster risk reduction (DRR) researchers and policy makers. They…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Risk, Correlation, Disadvantaged
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Sanya, Brenda N.; Odero, Phantus W. – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This article examines the changes occurring in learning and literacy in the age of ubiquitous mobile phone use. Focusing on rural Kenyan women's use of mobile phone technologies in civic education programs, mobile banking, and to contact family members, the article explores how these women's use of mobile phones, based on their everyday needs, has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Handheld Devices, Literacy
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Gilead, Tal – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In recent years much has been written about the declining status of the humanities and the effect this has had on teaching and the curriculum. This article begins by examining some key defenses for teaching and studying the humanities that have been offered in the literature and points to their limitations. It is argued that in a policymaking…
Descriptors: Humanities Instruction, Public Policy, Policy Formation, Economics
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McCarthy, Cameron; Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Across the globe, women are struggling to overcome social and cultural confines, while creating new opportunities for their gender, by becoming leaders in research and career fields from which they have been historically excluded. This afterword responds to and builds upon contributors' trenchant articles that highlight social, economic, and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Career Choice, Sex Fairness, Females
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Ahmad, Fatimah; Greenhalgh-Spencer, Heather – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper argues for a more complex literature around gender and math performance. In order to argue for this complexity, we present a small portion of data from a case study examining the performance of Kuwaiti students on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and on Kuwait national math tests. Westernized discourses suggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
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Jackson, Liz – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
A new kind of gender equality ideology is rising in popularity in Western societies. While emphasising gender equality for the next generation, this new ideology sees feminism in a pragmatic and simplistic way, as nonthreatening to the status quo, in politics, popular culture, and economy. In the economic sphere, Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean…
Descriptors: Feminism, Higher Education, Gender Differences, Sex Fairness
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Greenhalgh-Spencer, Heather; Jerbi, Moja – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this paper, we provide a design-actuality gap-analysis of the internet infrastructure that exists in developing nations and nations in the global South with the deployed internet computer technologies (ICT)-assisted programs that are designed to use internet infrastructure to provide educational opportunities. Programs that specifically…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Developing Nations
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Haapakoski, Jani; Pashby, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper examines the main rationales for and possible implications of the policy of increasing international student numbers in higher education (HE). Drawing on critical discourse analysis, we map key themes emerging from two sets of data--university strategy documents and interviews with staff--collected at eight universities in four national…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Universities
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Hursh, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this speech, Hursh shows how public education in the United States is undergoing profound changes. Education policy has been hijacked by the unelected and unaccountable corporate reformers who aspire to overhaul the education system through a corporate model of privatization and market competition. They aim to privatize education through…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Public Schools, Educational Change
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Aiston, Sarah Jane; Yang, Zi – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The study of the position, status and experience of women academics has in recent decades attracted a great deal of scholarly attention. The literature is characterized by what might be referred to as the "absent women" discourse, namely the underrepresentation of women in the highest positions in the sector, and is dominated by research…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities, Disproportionate Representation
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