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Kushnir, Iryna – European Journal of Education, 2022
In 2017, the European Union (EU) initiated the development of the European Education Area (EEA). The referentiality approach frames an original and timely inquiry into how EU policymakers explain the reasons for the development of the EEA. This inquiry relies on thematic analysis of relevant key policy materials, produced by the European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Educational Development
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Adarkwah, Michael Agyemang – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2022
The paper utilized a document analysis technique and qualitative interviews to provide a comprehensive understanding of the "Free SHS" policy in Ghana, which remains illusory to many Ghanaian students. First, a preliminary study which involved analysis of prior literature (n = 12) on the policy was conducted. Interviews involving ten…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries
OECD Publishing, 2021
Education systems operate in a world that is constantly evolving towards new equilibria, yet short-term crises may disrupt, accelerate or divert longer-term evolutions. This Framework for Responsiveness and Resilience in Education Policy aims to support policy makers to balance the urgent challenge of building eco-systems that adapt in the face of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Change
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Honkanen, Jaakko; Huttunen, Rauno – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
This article attempts to start an in-depth consideration and analysis of modern neoliberal education policy through its philosophical roots. To achieve this, the article considers the ideology and philosophy of the classical liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill and the relationship of his philosophy with the modern-day neoliberalist education…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Brown, Margaret – Curriculum Journal, 2022
The problem of low attainment in mathematics has been an increasingly prominent feature of the policy discourse in England over the last 60 years; however, evidence from comparative studies indicates that little progress has been made in finding a solution. In this paper, we analyse the changing policy discourse of low attainment in mathematics…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Mathematics Education, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Thompson, Paul N.; Gunter, Katherine; Schuna, John M., Jr.; Tomayko, Emily J. – Education Finance and Policy, 2021
Four-day school weeks are used in over 1,600 schools across twenty-four states but little is known about adoption and implementation of these types of school calendars. Through examinations of school calendars and correspondence with school districts, we have compiled the most complete four-day school week dataset to date. We use this unique…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Rural Schools
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Lozano Parra, Saro; Bakker, Cok; van Liere, Lucien – Journal of Social Science Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper aims to understand the debate about what constitutes good education in the Netherlands. The meaning of the concept of democracy in these public debates is divergent and rather diffuse. If teachers, citizens, advisory councils, and the Dutch government agree that democracy ought to be anchored in future education, we first and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Jones, Bronwen MA – Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics, 2021
This book questions what 'educating the whole child' means in the context of our current neoliberal education system. In analysing the impact of how education policy is enacted and understood, it examines how this 'neoliberalisation' has shaped the personal and ethical relations of education. The book is unique in raising questions about the way…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Governance
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Forde, Christine; Torrance, Deirdre; Mitchell, Alison; McMahon, Margery; Harvie, Julie – Management in Education, 2022
As part of the current "Review of Education Governance in Scotland," the "Headteachers' Charter" is perceived as a central policy solution. The Charter changes the responsibilities of the headteacher by altering the relationship between headteacher and local authority, and thereby bringing about changes to the governance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Governance, Principals
Lleras-Muney, Adriana – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2022
Education and income are strong predictors of health and longevity. In the last 20 years many efforts have been made to understand if these relationships are causal and what the possible role of policy should be as a result. The evidence from various studies is ambiguous: the effects of education and income policies on health are heterogeneous and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Income, Predictor Variables, Health
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Sampson, Carrie; Garcia, David R.; Hom, Matthew O.; Bertrand, Melanie – Peabody Journal of Education, 2022
Despite receiving little academic attention, open enrollment has the greatest potential among school choice policies to transform the governance of local school districts because all student transfers occur within the public school system, meaning that families and governance structures in two (or more) school districts are impacted by…
Descriptors: Open Enrollment, School Choice, Educational Policy, Governance
Lee, Huan Yik; Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hardy, Ian – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2022
Although most international organisations are, in principle, multilingual, the ten-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has adopted a radical approach by operating monolingually, ostensibly for convenience and pragmatism. In order to provide an evaluation of the ASEAN policy context, this paper compares and contrasts ASEAN to two…
Descriptors: Language Planning, International Organizations, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Engel, Laura; Burch, Patricia – Educational Researcher, 2021
The intensities of the contemporary moment continue to prompt reflections on the strengths and limitations of approaches typically used to study education policy reform. The central contention of this essay is that policy sociology and its application within education offers needed vantage points on contemporary pressing global policy problems.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Sociology, Policy Analysis
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Wilinski, Bethany – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2021
Increased investment in publicly-funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K) in the USA has come with a concomitant focus on teacher professionalization. Pre-K policies and professionalization efforts often fail to acknowledge that they are layered upon a history of previous policies. New policies are inscribed onto this "discursive archive." The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Policy, Teaching Experience, Professionalism
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Meier, Stefan; Raab, Andreas; Höger, Brigitta; Diketmüller, Rosa – European Physical Education Review, 2022
Discussions on educational policy are shaped by current societal transformations associated with diversity. At the same time, the most recent reform of the Austrian National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE) was driven by the desire to stipulate standardised learning outcomes. Building upon Bernstein's framework, this paper explores to what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diversity, National Curriculum, Physical Education
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