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Boardman, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
This paper explores how the neoliberal policy directives relating to the teaching of phonics in schools in England, influences the pedagogy of early years educators (EYEs) working with under-threes. The research highlights that these EYEs are confounded by early reading (ER), given that there is no clear definition or provision separating ER from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Phonics, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Shih, Yi-Huang; Wang, Ru-Jer – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Gender equality is a universal and local issue. National policies have been initiated to ensure gender equality and to safeguard human rights on campus. Gender-related courses have been developed in the general education centers of various universities to allow the concept of gender equality to take root and flourish in these universities and to…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Sex Fairness, Nondiscriminatory Education
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Le, Trung T.; Nguyen, Thuy L.; Trinh, Minh T.; Le, Van T.; Pham, Hiep-Hung – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Currently, Vietnam is adopting a cost-sharing policy for public higher education. A dual mechanism of tuition fees has been introduced: (i) the tuition fee covers part of the instruction cost; and (ii) the tuition fee covers the full instruction cost. Despite this, Vietnamese public universities still face a shortage of income for maintaining good…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Paying for College, Educational Finance
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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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Harper, Jordan; Jenkins, Henry – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Higher education is at a pivotal point of reflection due to the forces of neoliberalism, anti-Blackness, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, higher education has overlooked the university's far future, opting to focus on readily conspicuous change. Along with this disregarded conversation, these crises present higher education faculty,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Neoliberalism
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Cobb, Donella; Couch, Daniel – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
In 2018, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) introduced an assessment of global competence to equip young people with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to create "an inclusive and sustainable world" (OECD, 2018: 1). Throughout this article, we take the OECD seriously at their claims around inclusion. We look…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Standardized Tests, Social Justice, Inclusion
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Nilsen, Ann Christin Eklund; Skarpenes, Ove – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Histories of statistics and quantification have demonstrated that systems of statistical knowledge participate in the construction of the objects that are measured. However, the pace, purpose, and scope of quantification in state bureaucracy have expanded greatly over the past decades, fuelled by (neoliberal) societal trends that have given the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Classification, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology
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Husain, Matt M. – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
This empirical article problematises student engagement in today's higher education system. The objective of this research is to stimulate a student's behavioural, emotional and cognitive engagement. I employed an inclusive, inductive and reflexive approach and used mixed methods for collecting data from 948 volunteer participants. The preliminary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, College Instruction, Music
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Pavel, Sorokin; Isak, Froumin – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Over the last two decades, increasing participation rates in post-secondary education in many countries have been accompanied by decreases in aggregate economic growth and raising social tensions. It is obvious now that education does not 'automatically' produce more well-being (at least, if conventionally measured through income or gross domestic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Role of Education, Economic Development, Social Development
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Morgan, Hani – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
The influence of neoliberalism on colleges and universities leads to conditions that make it difficult for students from low-income families to profit from higher education. It contributes to a less rigorous learning environment and to other consequences that harm various groups of people. This article focuses on how the corporate model that…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Universities, Outcomes of Education, Corporations
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Williams, Heather P.; Shoup, Kathleen; Diffenbaugh, Marita; Brady, Kelly – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
Educational leaders and policymakers are reconsidering the role of competency-based education (CBE) to meet the needs of all students, address issues of equity and enduring achievement gaps, and demonstrate college and career readiness outcomes for PK-12 students. This study sought to understand the policy conditions where CBE policies were…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, State Policy, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hollis, Leah P. – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
This policy brief offers a short discussion on how workplace bullying is a human rights violation when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is considered. Workplace bullying as an international issue should be prohibited. Higher education is particularly important in this context because there is a higher frequency of workplace bullying in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Civil Rights, Work Environment, Higher Education
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Lee, Elida; Somers, Pat; Taylor, Zachary; Fry, Jessica – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
This exploratory study responds to the criticism that non-instructional faculty or "academic professionals" at American universities are the cause of "administrative bloat." The purpose of the study was to build from the work of Rhoades (1998) and Kane (2007) to examine whether academic professionals at an R-1 (very-high…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research Universities, Professionalism, Educational Change
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Huang, Zhongjing; Chen, HuanChun – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
The major aim of recent school education reform in China is to improve educational equity and quality. This paper aims to explore a collaborative reform in a school district in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The major focus of the reform has been a change of school management from "government" to "governance," which is a shift…
Descriptors: Governance, Government School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Equal Education
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Bobulescu, Roxana – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
The idea of endless economic growth is embedded in current economic teachings and in economic institutions. However, these teachings are being challenged by a corpus of studies which show that our economies are experiencing limits to growth. We must therefore work out how businesses can adapt to the post-growth era. This paper claims that there is…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Curriculum Development, Critical Theory
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