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Gur-Ze'ev, Ilan – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
Counter-education that addresses seriously the challenge of loss, exile, and the deceiving "home-returning" projects accepts that no positive Utopia awaits us as "truth", "genuine life", "worthy struggle", "pleasure" or worthy self-annihilation. Loss is not to be recovered or compensated; not for the individual nor for any kind of "we". And yet,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Patriotism, Creativity, Philosophy
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Gur-Ze'ev, Ilan – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
Under current historical conditions, as Israelis, Jews are structurally almost prevented from facing the possibility of living in light of the Messianic impetus, as the world's universal moral, intellectual, and creative vanguard. This special Jewish mission was made possible by the Jews' unique homelessness--a Diasporic existence as a realized…
Descriptors: Jews, Homeless People, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Hildebrand, Carl – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The UK's 2016 decision to exit the European Union and the discussion surrounding it indicate that public understanding of British identity has important consequences, one way or another. Defining British identity will be an important task in the years to come. The UK government not long ago provided some guidance on the matter of British identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Values Education, Democratic Values
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Hill, Deb J.; Tulloch, Lynley – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
Widespread recognition of the detrimental effects that human activities have had on nature and its ecosystems can now be found in every domain of public policy. Since the inception of international accords in the 1970s provoked greater engagement by nations in environmental amelioration measures, "education" has been lauded as an important panacea…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Environment, Ethology
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Scott, Catherine – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
Research evidence has demonstrated that pedagogical techniques variously known as discovery learning, problem-based learning and constructivism are less effective than explicit instruction, especially when applied to the teaching of novice learners. Nonetheless these ineffective techniques have many devotees and re-enter the educational arena…
Descriptors: Educational History, Teaching Methods, Learning Theories, Constructivism (Learning)
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Gomez, Jose Antonio Caride – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The proclamation of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations has placed education in general, and environmental education in particular, at the front of a future full of important and uncertain meanings. On the one hand, those inviting a conceptual, theoretical and praxiological revision of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Role of Education, Sustainable Development, International Education
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Van Aswegen, Jennifer; Shevlin, Michael – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Responding to the special issue call "Capital and Capability," this paper undertakes a critical policy analysis of a recently published Irish labour market activation strategy for people with disabilities through a discourse analytical framework. Drawing on a disability studies lens informed by Foucault's theory of discourse, the study…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Neoliberalism, Educational Philosophy, Disabilities