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Okolie, Ugochukwu Chinonso; Igwe, Paul Agu; Nwosu, Hyginus Emeka; Eneje, Beatrice Chinyere; Mlanga, Sunday – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
One debate among business owners and policymakers centres on whether higher education institutions (HEIs) have failed to transform the younger generation by developing their competencies, skills, values and behaviours to enable them to be fit for the world of work. While previous studies have considered the importance of skills development and its…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Skill Development
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Knight, David S.; Duncheon, Julia C. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
As workforce participation increasingly requires a college degree, ensuring that more students from traditionally underrepresented populations have the opportunity to enter and complete college is an equity imperative. To that end, high school reforms have promoted "college-going cultures" in low-performing high schools through…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Educational Environment, School Culture, Academic Persistence
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Mertanen, Katariina; Pashby, Karen; Brunila, Kristiina – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This article focuses on neoliberal governing by the European Union of cross-sectoral youth policies directed at young people 'at risk'. The aim is to show how the alliance of discourses of employability and precariousness in these policies has emerged and how these discourses operate in policy. In the article, we analyse European Council and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Governance, Public Policy
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Cole, Rose M.; Heinecke, Walter F. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Contemporary college student activism has been particularly visible and effective in the past few years at US institutions of higher education and is projected only to grow in future years. Almost all of these protests and demands, while explicitly linked to social and racial justice, are sites of resistance to the neoliberalization of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Activism, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Schroeder, Stephanie; Currin, Elizabeth; McCardle, Todd – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This article explores the Opt Out Florida (OOF) movement, a predominantly woman-led group seeking to dismantle neoliberal education policy by coaching children to boycott high-stakes standardized tests. Guided by Campbell's assertion that neoliberalism will never disappear without a "gender revolution" and Noddings's belief that those…
Descriptors: Ethics, Caring, Females, Neoliberalism
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Nielsen, Charlotte Svendler; Hartman, Liesl – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Seoul Agenda for Arts Education (2010) calls for ensuring equitable access to arts education for all, strengthening the quality of arts education and harnessing its potential to contribute to resolving social and cultural challenges. In both South Africa and Denmark, a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Educational Benefits, Educational Practices, Visual Arts
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Tillborg, Adriana Di Lorenzo – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The aim of this paper is to investigate the discourses that emerge when Sweden's Art and Music School leaders talk about the inclusion of pupils with disabilities in relation to policy. A starting point is that both earlier studies and policy documents have revealed inclusion problems within Art and Music Schools. The research question is: how are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Music Education, Students with Disabilities
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Stigberg, Henrik; Stigberg, Susanne – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Programming and computational thinking have emerged as compulsory skills in elementary school education. In 2018, Sweden has integrated programming in mathematics education with the rationale that it fosters problem solving and logical thinking skills and motivates students to learn mathematics. We investigated how teachers introduce programming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computation, Mathematics Instruction
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Engeness, Irina; Nohr, Magnus; Singh, Ammar Bahadur; Mørch, Anders – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This study examines how videos may support participants' learning in the Information and Communication Technology Massive Open Online Course (ICTMOOC) aimed to develop digital skills with pre- and in-service teachers in Norway and provides an insight into how teachers' interactions with videos may contribute to enhancing their agentic capacity to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Online Courses
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Kim, Taeyeon – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This paper argues that the 'new governance' narrative should be revised and modified to reflect context-specific details of the policy sector and styles of government. I discuss the modified network governance narrative, including how the theory of bureaucracy informs the function of network governance. I then apply it to analyze a case study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Keskitalo, Pigga – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article considers the Sámi understanding of time and place in pedagogical settings. The study is based on research material gathered at Sámi schools and from teaching conducted in the Sámi language. These data were combined to develop a theoretical review of teacher education from a metatheoretical perspective. The research challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Time, Teaching Methods
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Mayes, Eve – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article conceptualizes the materialities of school governance council meetings. A concern for the material a/effects of spatial positioning emerged during a participatory action research project concerned with secondary school students' sense of the benefits and challenges of student representation on school councils. Attending to affective,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, School Councils, Student Participation
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Campbell, Coral; Speldewinde, Christopher – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Bush kindergartens are a new practice in the Australian early childhood learning context and one that is rapidly becoming part of the kindergarten experience. Children leaving the confines of the bounded space of a kindergarten has been practised through excursions to outdoor places like zoos but the notion of conducting regular, ongoing…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Outdoor Education, Educational Policy, Learning Experience
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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
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Harvey, Andrew; Mallman, Mark – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper explores the experiences of new migrants in Australian higher education, based on interviews conducted across two regional university campuses in 2017. New migrants, particularly from refugee backgrounds, often have limited university access and face specific challenges throughout and beyond their university experiences.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Migrants, Higher Education, College Students
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