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Ford, Brian – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This is the second of three articles on "Sources of Authority in Education". All use the work of Amy Gutmann as a heuristic device to describe and explain the prevalence of market-based models of Education Reform in the United States as part of what Pasi Sahlberg terms the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM). This movement is based…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Entrepreneurship, Citizenship, Privatization
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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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Bastidas Redin, María Cristina – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The election of the first indigenous president in Bolivia, Evo Morales (leader of the Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS), and of Rafael Correa in Ecuador (leader of Alianza País, AP) were important turning points in the social and economic history of these two countries. Both were elected with anti-neoliberal platforms of social movements. Their…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Ethnic Groups, Neoliberalism
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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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Slater, Graham B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This article explores the realm of educational politics and the organization of opposition to neoliberal school reform in the United States of America. A distinguishing feature of the current reform movement--which blends free-market rhetoric with austere governance and undemocratic corporate control--is the callous normalization of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education
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Bourassa, Gregory N. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This essay expands on the concept of educational life and builds on an autonomist Marxist framework that better allows us to understand neoliberalism's parasitic operations. Following this, the last section will confront the limits of the progressive educational imaginary and offer up for consideration postschool imaginaries. Drawing on Kathi…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Neoliberalism, Marxian Analysis, Social Systems
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d'Agnese, Vasco – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Over the past decades, a neoliberal shift in educational policies has affected educational purposes and schooling practices worldwide and has reframed all of the features of education. From curriculum to teaching methods, from families and students' perceptions regarding what is worthwhile and what is not to teachers' professionalism, all aspects…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Neoliberalism, Professionalism
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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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Klees, Steven J. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Education within capitalism too often reproduces social and economic inequalities. Schools are depicted as failing and teachers are blamed. In this paper, I examine the discourses underlying this situation and the role of foundations in the US and the World Bank in developing countries in maintaining it. I look at the neoliberal remedy of…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Social Differences, Discourse Analysis
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Maton, Rhiannon M.; Nichols, T. Philip – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Starting in the late 1960s, alternative schools were established in many public school districts across North America. These programs tended to embrace humanizing ideals and sought to center self-expression, creativity, and non-hierarchical values in school governance models. While alternative schools persist today, many now embrace a range of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Nontraditional Education, Urban Schools, Educational Change
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Benson, Jeremy – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
In the United States, charter school proliferation remains a top priority for neoliberal education reformers and their private sector allies. Such schools are owned and run by private operators yet receive public funding, resulting in large transfers of public assets into private hands. Co-location facilitates this process by providing charters…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Racial Bias, Neoliberalism
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Delaune, Andrea – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper analyses the International Early Learning and Child Well-Being Study, undertaken by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in order to draw attention to the neoliberal, neoconservative, and globalising discourses which underpin the study and generate an image of what is 'best' in early childhood education. The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Global Approach, International Organizations
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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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Duarte, Bryan J. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The current neoliberal policy regime that has dictated school reform policies such as standardized testing and performance accountability challenges the professional values of teachers. As a result, they become policy subjects who either accept or resist the neoliberal agenda. Given the high turnover of novice teachers in schools governed by…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Rodgers Gibson, Morgan – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Neoliberalism is often understood as being both an epoch of capitalism and a zealous ideological commitment to the primacy of private property and free markets. In practice, it has tended towards mobilising state power in the interests of capital, remaking societies and individuals in this process. Perhaps inevitably, education systems, the world…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Schools, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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