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Holligan, Chris – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2017
The continuation of neo-liberalism requires concerted effort. Political consent is constructed through practices of enforced cultural socialisation, the mobilisations of which obfuscate other realities. David Harvey describes this process as the construction of consent. The common sense encouraged by English academy schools is the result of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Commercialization
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Ellis, Viv; Maguire, Meg; Trippestad, Tom Are; Liu, Yunqiu; Yang, Xiaowei; Zeichner, Kenneth – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
Teach for All is a good example of a globally travelling educational reform policy. In this article, we examine the rhetoric of the reform through an analysis of its public discourse, specifically the websites for the umbrella organization, 3 of its 35 constituent projects (Teach for America, Teach First and Teach for China) and one associated…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Teaching (Occupation)
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Wilkinson, Gary – Educational Review, 2016
Capitalist expansion is predicated on consumption and growth driven by citizens following their individual preferences in the marketplace. To promote consumption and influence consumer wants and desire, propaganda is used to persuade citizens to purchase products using a wide and diverse range of techniques. In recent decades, this has involved an…
Descriptors: Life Style, Sustainability, Commercialization, Preferences
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
Robins, Gill; Evans-Jones, Laura-Jane – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest storyteller in English Literature and his novels have been loved and respected for nearly two hundred years. As accurate reflections of Victorian society they are unparalleled. Vivid characters and realistic settings are created in the mind of the reader, all laced with Dickens inimitable humour, wit and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, Classics (Literature), Web Sites
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
It is difficult to make a clear impact statement about charter schools. Much of the available research is equivocal, and many important questions related to the impact of charter schools remain unanswered. Researchers have primarily examined four general topics with respect to the impact of charter schools; (1) Do charter schools raise student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Evidence, School Choice
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Bradbury, Alice – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2011
"Contextual value added" (CVA) scores have been used as a means of monitoring school performance in England since 2007. This article explains how these scores are calculated using biographical pupil data (including ethnicity, gender and Free School Meal status) in order to judge the impact of a school on pupils' attainment. This article…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Gerstein, Jackie – International Journal on E-Learning, 2011
Twitter, the micro blogging tool, has seen unprecedented growth in the past year and is expected to continue into the future. Twitter's power, engagement, and popularity lie in its endless networking opportunities. Its potential as a venue for professional growth and development needs to be explored, discussed, and ultimately used as such. A brief…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education
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Lingard, Bob – Critical Studies in Education, 2010
This paper provides a contextualised and critical policy analysis of the Rudd government's national schooling agenda in Australia. The specific focus is on the introduction of national literacy and numeracy testing and the recent creation by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority of the website "My School", which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, National Competency Tests, Testing
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Hargreaves, Andy; Shirley, Dennis – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background/Context: This study draws on the voluminous research on teachers' workplace orientations and especially on Dan Lortie's documentation of conservatism, individualism, and presentism among teachers. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: This study investigated a school reform network of over 300 secondary schools entitled…
Descriptors: Individualism, Political Attitudes, Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness