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Chang, Ethan – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Contrary to educational policy and research assumptions about an immanent 'twenty-first century' future, this article uses the concept of 'sociotechnical imaginaries' to trace how nonprofit actors in California invented and materialized distinctive visions of educational progress. Drawing on interview and ethnographic fieldnote data, I illustrate…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Nonprofit Organizations
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Høvsgaard Maguire, Laura – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Algorithmic practices are becoming increasingly more central within educational governance. By focusing on the mechanisms of a particular algorithmic testing system in Denmark, this paper highlights how such practices are implicated in the emergence of new accountability infrastructures. It adopts an STS approach drawing specifically upon Michel…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Accountability, National Competency Tests
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Malin, Joel R.; Hardy, Ian; Lubienski, Christopher – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This study focuses on the evolving ethical claims and empirical evidence being advanced within U.S. media relating to voucher-style programs. As such, the research seeks to better understand how and why these policies proliferate, despite scant evidence recommending them. Our specific media focus reflects the recognition that issues, problems, and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ethics, Educational Vouchers, Evidence
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Verger, Antoni; Fontdevila, Clara; Parcerisa, Lluís – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
In the last decades, most countries have adopted data-intensive policy instruments aimed at modernizing the governance of education systems, and strengthening their competitiveness. Instruments such as national large-scale assessments and test-based accountabilities have disseminated widely, to the point that they are being enacted in countries…
Descriptors: Accountability, Governance, Educational Policy, Data Analysis
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Rowe, Emma – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper explores third-wave post-neoliberalism as an assemblage, fractured and dis/embodied, a mobile tool of governance articulated in various shapes across geopolitical sites. Post-neoliberalism is assembled alongside other key cultural shifts, such as post-truth, posthuman and the computational turn. In light of this Special Issue, this…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Governance, Educational Change
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Green, Jennifer – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Teacher-led initiatives built upon relationships, moral purpose, and a commitment to act have the potential to bring about change in twenty-first century schools. In order to implement and sustain change, teachers must collaborate with diverse colleagues and members of the school community. Intergroup communication across cultural and linguistic…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Teacher Collaboration
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Gong, Qian; Dobinson, Toni – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Maoist policy in China emphasised the peasants and workers. It integrated academic study with productive labour to nurture socialist citizens useful for the nation's modernisation. More recently, China has been described as having a 'neoliberal turn' but many see the situation as more complex than this due to the significant role given to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Neoliberalism
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Kung, Sunhye – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This article considers a conflated ontological space where national projections named Koreanness are conjoined through national educational reform discourses associated with "excellence" and "equality." It focuses on the shifting educational reform narratives that made appeals to notions of crisis before and after the IMF…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Harris, Jess – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Global contexts of accountability have placed unprecedented pressure on school leaders to improve the performance of their schools. Despite recognition that leaders' influence is mediated by school culture, few studies offer systematic examinations of culture-in-action in schools. The concept of culture remains nebulous and is frequently glossed…
Descriptors: School Culture, Discourse Analysis, Administrator Attitudes, Accountability
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Rothmüller, Barbara – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Recent integration discourses in Europe locate problems of equality, gender, and sexuality among migrant youth. Educating and testing the values of future citizens is supposed to guarantee their conformity with 'western' and 'modern' values. By analyzing educational reform discourses in multicultural Luxembourg, the paper aims to challenge these…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Sex Education, Sexuality, Citizenship
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Xu, Shuqin – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
Constructing national identity with collective memory based on traditional culture has long been a policy and research concern. China's recent revival of its traditional culture, previously denounced by the Communist Party of China (CPC), has caused diverse academic concerns. Yet few studies have addressed how the CPC-led state interacts with…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Traditionalism, Cultural Education, Politics of Education
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Heffernan, Amanda – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
School leaders in Queensland, Australia, are working in a rapidly shifting policy landscape, expected to work towards system-defined improvement measures involving increasingly higher external accountabilities. This article analyses a group of long-term case studies of the effects of school improvement expectations on principals since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Beginning Principals, Case Studies
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper explores two Australian school education policy documents and the inputs they describe to boost student achievement. The paper suggests that current reform efforts in schooling like others previously configure student achievement in input-output terms confining school education policy to predictable inputs that sideline broader…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Educational Improvement
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Manathunga, Catherine – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
The New Colombo Plan and similar student mobility initiatives in Aotearoa/New Zealand have been pitched as reversing the culturally imperialist focus of the original Colombo Plan (CP) because they involve sending Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand students to the Indo-Pacific region instead of funding Asian students to study overseas. However,…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Discourse Analysis, Educational History, Educational Change
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Beighton, Christian – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
A new discourse is being deployed by the English learning and skills sector's new professional body, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). This discourse repositions learning within a specific vision of corporate expectations. With a focus on deregulation in the sector and employer engagement, this repositioning deploys the terminology and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Administrative Organization
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