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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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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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Suominen, Anniina; Pusa, Tiina; Raudaskoski, Aapo; Haggrén, Larissa – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The article examines if and how gender diversity and queer are present in the policies guiding Finnish art education and how these documents might influence praxis. The authors explore relations between policy and practice through a close study and analysis of the Finnish national core curriculum for basic education as it relates to the broader…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Educational Policy
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Regan, Priscilla M.; Khwaja, Elsa Talat – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The field of education technology (edtech) has emerged as a complex, multimillion-dollar industry, with various hubs in the USA leading the boom. This exploratory article uses a networks perspective to reveal the power dynamics of investor firms in edtech. The analysis examines the current top venture capitalists and their edtech companies, based…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Corporations
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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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Volante, Louis; Klinger, Don A.; Siegel, Melissa; Yahia, Leena – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Results of international achievement surveys such as the Programme in International Student Assessment have consistently reported an achievement gap between immigrant and non-immigrant student populations around the world. This paper unpacks this persistent achievement gap by examining key characteristics that influence the performance of first-…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Immigrants, Achievement Gap
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Powers, Jeanne M.; Potterton, Amanda U. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In Arizona, individuals can receive a tax credit of up to US$200 per individual taxpayer for donations to public schools. We analyze public school tax credit donations to charter schools and document inequalities in the distribution of donations associated with the percentages of more advantaged students charter schools serve. The differences in…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Murphy, Steve; MacDonald, Amy; Danaia, Lena; Wang, Cen – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In December 2015 the Australian state and territory governments endorsed the 'National STEM School Education Strategy 2016-2026'. Since then, the individual jurisdictions have released their own STEM education strategies that aim to improve student STEM capabilities and aspirations. This paper analyses the various Australian STEM education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Bingham, Andrea J.; Burch, Patricia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
For years, policy implementation scholars have recognized the trend of school improvement policies converging on public schools in such a way that these policies create a paradox -- policies aimed at school improvement have often been represented as in such a state of incoherence, that they have been unmanageable. This convergence of reforms asks…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies
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Pevzner, Mikhail; Rakhkochkine, Anatoli; Shirin, Alexander; Shaydorova, Natalia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Whereas Russian universities have mostly adopted the paradigm of internationalization in higher education that is now widespread in Europe and worldwide, the internationalization of schools in Russia is more complex and ambiguous. This article addresses the questions about the main characteristics of the internationalization of schools in Russia…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, International Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Engel, Laura C. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Internationally, there has been a growing interest among educational systems in reassessing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in the 21st-century global world. This paper aims to add to the literature about how and to what extent the global emphasis in education is approached, framed, and practiced within different…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Global Education, Educational Innovation, Public Schools
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Lemke, Melinda; Zhu, Lei – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The well-documented global economic disinvestment in schooling necessitates critical examination of policy discourses that influence educational systems and student learning. Situated within the critical policy studies tradition, the present study conducted a critical discourse analysis of the Donaldson Report (2015), a proposed comprehensive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Childrens Rights, Access to Education
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Wearne, Eric – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
American education policy at the elite level has coalesced around a consensus valuing "college and career readiness" as the primary metric and value for American schools. This "readiness" is often defined by economic outcomes or by standardized test measures (which serve as predictors for economic outcomes). Policy actors at…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Policy, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Chang, Benjamin "Benji"; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
From the Americas to Asia, neoliberal policy restructuring continues to present major challenges to educational equity. In Hong Kong, teacher educators grapple with training students in pedagogy they believe in, versus the daily status quo of high-stakes exam prep, privatized "shadow education," and a system seemingly pushed to the brink…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Neoliberalism
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Chaves Haracemiv, Sonia Maria; Branco, Veronica – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article presents the research carried out in the State Center for Basic Education for Young and Adult Primary and Secondary School Campo Comprido, Curitiba, Paraná, a privileged space in the recognition and valorisation of the trajectories of different social and ethnic groups. The study uses the methodology of action research, where all had…
Descriptors: School Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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