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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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Martins, Marcos Francisco; Fortunato, Ivan – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This paper presents a comparative analysis between the school perspectives of two European authors from the first half of the 20th century: Antonio Gramsci (1881-1937) and Célestin Freinet (1896-1966). Through bibliographical research, comparisons are made between them, taking as reference the theoretical and methodological foundations of each one…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foundations of Education, Political Attitudes, Educational Change
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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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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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Wise, Serenity; Buck, Ralph; Martin, Rose; Yu, Longqi – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This article explores the values that bridge democracy and community dance. Policymakers show an interest in promoting democracy, including the very values shared between community dance and democracy. Observing this, we propose that policy may benefit from examining the pedagogy and practices of community dance, and incorporate relevant aspects…
Descriptors: Democracy, Dance, Dance Education, Educational Practices
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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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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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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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Rowe, Nicholas – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Performing arts teachers, in diverse regions of the world, recognise that globalisation has indelibly influenced how the arts are valued, practiced and taught (Rowe, Martin, Buck, et al., 2018). As illustrated by three key United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) policies on arts and culture in the 21st century (UNESCO,…
Descriptors: Art Education, College Faculty, Art Teachers, Educational Policy
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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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Chan, Angel – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
International social unrest in recent years has resulted in many people choosing or being forced to leave their home countries to seek better lives elsewhere, causing drastic demographic shifts. Yet, it has been pointed out that institutional policies and practices in many countries have not caught up with such changing demographics, which have…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Early Childhood Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Tervasmäki, Tuomas; Okkolin, Mari-Anne; Kauppinen, Ilkka – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The Finnish educational system is well known for its excellent learning results, highly trained teachers and egalitarian values. However, when the political leanings of the government change, its policies are usually altered as well. In this policy report we give an account of the recent changes and current trends in Finnish education policy. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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