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Kim, Sun – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
This paper investigates the influence of cultural and historical factors on educational policy transfer, drawing on an analysis of the curricular reforms made during the Soviet and US military occupation of the two Koreas. In South Korea, curricular changes were made, such as the introduction of the subject of social studies, in order to teach…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Technology Transfer, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Gillborn, David – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
Crude and dangerous ideas about the genetic heritability of intelligence, and a supposed biological basis for the Black/White achievement gap, are alive and well inside the education policy process but taking new and more subtle forms. Drawing on Critical Race Theory, the paper analyses recent hereditarian writing, in the UK and the USA, and…
Descriptors: Genetics, Intelligence, Intelligence Quotient, Racial Bias
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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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Morgan, Clara – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
Scholars studying the global governance of education have noted the increasingly important role corporations play in educational policy making. I contribute to this scholarship by examining the Assessment and Teaching of twenty-first century skills (ATC21S™) project, a knowledge production apparatus operating under cognitive capitalism. I analyze…
Descriptors: Governance, Corporations, Knowledge Economy, Role
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Ordorika, Imanol; Lloyd, Marion – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
In just a decade, the international university rankings have become dominant measures of institutional performance for policy-makers worldwide. Bolstered by the façade of scientific neutrality, these classification systems have reinforced the hegemonic model of higher education--that of the elite, Anglo-Saxon research university--on a global…
Descriptors: Universities, Achievement Rating, Classification, Cultural Influences