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Sukarieh, Mayssoun; Tannock, Stuart – Journal of Education Policy, 2009
The literature on school commercialism, despite a number of successes in battling advertising and marketing in schools, has often seemed to only scratch the surface of corporatization of K-12 education. While condemning corporations who seek to sell brand-name products to kids in schools is a relatively straightforward matter, critiquing corporate…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ideology, Corporations, School Business Relationship
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Mills, Martin – Journal of Education Policy, 2004
The Australian media's interest in education, as in many Anglophone countries, is frequently dominated by concerns about boys in schools. In 2002, in a country region of the Australian State of Queensland, this concern was evident in a debate on the merits of single sex schooling that took place in a small local newspaper. The debate was fuelled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Single Sex Schools, Mass Media Effects, Females
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Mok, Ka-ho – Journal of Education Policy, 2000
Discusses globalization effects on national policy in Taiwan, focusing on how the higher education sector has transformed itself under the global tide of marketization and decentralization. Although globalization trends are clear, the nation-state is still a powerful actor in shaping national development and resolving global-national tensions.…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Developing Nations, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement
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Shain, Farzana; Gleeson, Denis – Journal of Education Policy, 1999
Examines effects of further-education (FE) management changes, following Britain's Further and Higher Education Act, on FE teachers' work environment. Definitions of what constitutes a good lecturer are changing, via mediation of managerialist discourses stressing flexibility, reliability, and competence. Patterns of deprofessionalization…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Faculty, Competition, Definitions
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Frankham, Jo – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
"The network" has achieved a form of "institutionalized utopianism" in the recent past and is posited as a neo-liberal solution to social scientific researchers and education practitioners learning with and from one another. This paper first outlines why the metaphor of the network is so persuasive. It goes on to problematize some of the key…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning, Networks, Role