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Connell, Raewyn – Critical Studies in Education, 2013
Education has been powerfully affected by the rise of a neoliberal political, economic and cultural agenda. The Australian experience since the 1980s is outlined. Educators need to understand neoliberalism, and also to think about the nature of education itself, as a social process of nurturing capacities for practice. Education itself cannot be…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Free Enterprise System, Politics of Education, Access to Education
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Stevenson, Howard – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
Coalition education policy threatens to transform the school system in England. A combination of public spending cuts, and the drive to making all schools Academies, represents a key moment in the restructuring of the education service along neo-liberal lines. This article argues that there is nothing distinctively "new" about Coalition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Minhui, Qian – Chinese Education and Society, 2010
This article argues that the choice of cultures by ethnic education was determined by a given form of elitist ideology and a power agency. After the conversion of China's society from a planned economy to a market economy, this elitist ideology and power agency has become diversified and includes the elitist ideology of statism. Empowerment has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Group Unity, Ideology
Cassell, John A.; Nelson, Thomas – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
This article discusses the contributions to this special issue of "Teacher Education Quarterly." At the core of all the contributions is the compellingly urgent realization that humanity is facing, and must deal with, enormous ecological and social problems and challenges. This situation has created an urgent and compelling need centered…
Descriptors: Social Problems, World Views, Western Civilization, Environmental Education
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Niu, Zhikui – International Journal of Educational Management, 2009
Purpose: By reviewing the related literature on the Jiaoshi Pinren Zhi (JPZ) system, this paper seeks to indicate that the implementation of JPZ not only has led to domestic brain drain and the imbalance of teachers' qualities between different areas and schools, but also has violated children's equal rights to education guaranteed by the…
Descriptors: Employment, Free Enterprise System, Childrens Rights, Educational Change
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Pan, Su-Yan; Law, Wing-Wah – Education and the Law, 2006
This article explores the role of law in shaping the growth of private education, as a part of educational reforms in response to social change in the People's Republic of China (PRC) after the 1980s. This paper argues that law acts as a new social game rule, one used by the state to govern, regulate and promote new relations and interactions…
Descriptors: Private Education, Social Change, Educational Change, Government Role
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Kilic, Abdurrahman – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
Turkey is a country where individual rights and freedom of people are improving. It is known that a free market economy is in its infancy. There is a strong relationship between developed human resources and the production sector. In this sense, vocational and technical education is very important. It cannot be said that the efforts for…
Descriptors: Free Enterprise System, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Technical Education