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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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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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Reinertsen, Anne B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Digitalization of our educational systems is moving faster and deeper into our institutions. I applaud it because it has the potential to save time and effort, allowing me to spend more time on the most important part of my work as a scholar. But I am regularly sick to my stomach about what I applaud, because there is no potential and any news or…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Educational Benefits, Justice
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Abamosa, Juhar Yasin; Hilt, Line Torbjørnsen; Westrheim, Kariane – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
In numerous countries, the widening participation of underrepresented groups in higher education has become an official part of education policies. However, inequalities continue in some areas, including refugees' participation. Norway hosts many refugees, but little is known about the social inclusion of refugees into higher education in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Social Attitudes, Higher Education
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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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Bennett, Anna; Lumb, Matt – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In this paper we discuss recent policy attempts (in 2017) to introduce new frameworks for Australian higher education access and equity programs. These include introducing fees and a tendering process for access or 'enabling' programs, as they are called in Australia, and an evaluation framework based on an evidence hierarchy for widening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Tomicic, Ana – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
While universities now lie between two philosophical poles -- idealism and utilitarianism -- the Humboldtian ideal primarily serves to give a humanist glaze to a technocratic discourse. Regardless of its autonomy on paper, the University does not control its finances. This guise of autonomy has set a double authoritarian heteronomy of the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Ure, Odd B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article investigates what is claimed to be a shift towards national and European education systems based on Learning Outcomes (LO). We propose to delineate LO into three instruments (pedagogical, policy and organisational). When LO are related to a pedagogical debate, they can easily be positioned to constructivist learning theories in which…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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Tarc, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The internationalization of education (IE) has accelerated across the past two decades. Although there are now a range of representations and theorizations of IE, they find little connection across domains and levels. Toward bolstering a more coherent field of IE, which translates across distinctive expressions of IE, this paper argues for a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Semantics, Barriers