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Ideland, Malin; Jobér, Anna; Axelsson, Thom – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
This article explores how a growing apparatus of edupreneurial actors offers solutions for the current 'school crisis' and how these commercial actors become taken for granted in the public school system. The Swedish case is interesting, as it involves a once-strong welfare state that is now associated with both the neoliberal discourse of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Entrepreneurship, Neoliberalism, Competition
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Kopycka, Katarzyna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This paper analyzes the development of social inequality in the Polish higher education system during its expansion after 1990 using data from the Polish General Social Survey. Focusing on the special case of a former socialist society, where higher education expansion has been very rapid and achieved mainly through marketization, this paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Attainment
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Chatterjee, Soma; Barber, Kathryn – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
Drawing on a review of international higher education (IHE) policies, priorities, and literature from the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK over the course of a 16-year period (2000-2016), this article identifies a strong scholarly and policy preoccupation with the urgency of the global knowledge economy and cognate discourses of 'Asia Pacific…
Descriptors: International Education, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy
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Bridges, David – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
The founding editor of the "Cambridge Journal of Education" reflects on the educational context in which it was established 50 years ago and the changes that have taken place since then. The paper focuses in particular on: (1) the pre-service education of teachers, the processes of 'academicisation', the incorporation of monotechnic…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Editing, Preservice Teacher Education, Democracy
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Williamson, Ben – Critical Studies in Education, 2021
'Platform capitalism' and 'surveillance capitalism' describe the new business model and market form of the web. These forms of digital capitalism have begun to infuse the higher education landscape by merging with existing political demands for universities to become more data-driven, competitive, and market-focused. This article presents a case…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Systems, Business, Higher Education
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Vainker, Stephen – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2021
This paper explores the issue of how children come to be treated as workers in schools that are run as though they were businesses. It describes how the 'soft' form of human resource management provides a useful model for school reform, since it seeks to increase the productivity of the worker through 'humanistic' means, treating the worker as a…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Quality Circles, Personnel Management, Educational Change
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Kubota, Ryuko – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
The impact of neoliberalism on language education has recently attracted scholars' attention. Linguistic entrepreneurship is a conceptual lens through which neoliberal implications for language learning and use can be investigated. This commentary offers comments on common threads of themes running through the four articles in this special issue.…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This contribution discusses some links between the linguistics and the economics of the spirit of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurialism. Whether it is individuals or various social groupings, or even entire societies, a review of policies promoting self-investment in language ability links to a neoliberal economic and political ethos of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Entrepreneurship, Moral Values, Linguistics
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Ideland, Malin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2021
This article analyzes how a figuration of the teacher is made up within an ed-tech discourse and how it organizes how we think of teaching. It departs from an interview study with 25 'edupreneurs' selling hardware, software, and/or professional development regarding digital tools to Swedish schools. The analysis illuminates how the 'desired…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Teacher Responsibility
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Phyak, Prem; Sharma, Bal Krishna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article explores how the ideologies of neoliberal linguistic entrepreneurship have created ethical tensions and contentious affects among Indigenous communities in promoting multilingualism and multilingual education. Taking the case of Nepal, our goal is to show how imperatives and characteristics that are articulated as key parts of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Entrepreneurship, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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Williamson, Ben – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
Psychology and economics are powerful sources of expert knowledge in contemporary governance. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is becoming a priority in education policy in many parts of the world. Based on the enumeration of students' 'noncognitive' skills, SEL consists of a 'psycho-economic' combination of psychometrics with economic…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Data Collection, Data Use, Educational Policy
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Ward, Sophie – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
By 1989, fascism had long been defeated in Europe, and reforms in the Soviet Union appeared to signify the collapse of communist ideology, prompting Francis Fukuyama to famously declare the 'end of history'. Since then, neoliberalism has been rolled out globally. This paper argues that, with regard to higher education, Fukuyama's claim that the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Social Change, Social Systems, Neoliberalism
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Raveendran, Aswathy – Science Education, 2021
The political nature of socioscientific controversies becomes starkly apparent in countries of the Global South where science and technology are embedded in societies characterized by pervasive structural inequalities which, in part, were created by the Global North. This article presents empirical work from the standpoint of a critical science…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Ethics, Science and Society, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Choi, Lee Jin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
While quality English language education is not equally accessible in many EFL countries, neoliberalism and its ideology of language as a neutral skill that everyone can acquire has obscured inequalities caused by the heavy emphasis on English as a dominant world language. Using South Korea as an example, I examine how individuals, especially…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Class
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Scott, Timothy – English Language Teaching, 2021
Higher educational institutions (HEIs) have experienced a dramatic reconceptualization as academia strives to align its organizational design and civic mission with the societal notion that education is obliged to prioritize quantifiable results. The traditionalistic ethos that knowledge is acquired through reason and the pursuit of critical…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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