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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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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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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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Sharma Poudyal, Chandra – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The Education Act 1971 is the main policy document under which schools in Nepal are operated. With the change in political regime, this policy has been amended as per the ideology of the incoming regime. Although private schools started to show their influence in Nepal in the late 1980s, excessive growth of private schools began with the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Privatization, Foreign Countries
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Hursh, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this interview with David Hursh, Bob Lingard comments on his current and/or recently completed research projects in respect to new modes of global governance in schooling and the complementarity between international large scale assessments and national testing. He also looks at a project that, in conjunction with school leaders, teachers,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Interviews, Commercialization, Foreign Countries
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Poudyal, Chandra Sharma – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Nepal experienced political change from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy in 1990 and finally to a republic in 2008. These changes in the political climate were followed by subsequent change in the educational policy as the incoming regimes tried to incorporate its ideology in the educational policy. This paper analyses the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Unions, Role
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Moran, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Over the past several decades, numerous arguments have been made advancing the notion that the failings of the public education system in the United States have placed the nation's national security or economic prosperity at risk. This article will examine some of these "crises" and explore how arguments claiming that the shortcomings of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Risk, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Jeffers, Elizabeth K. – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article focuses on special education in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. After Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD) took over 102 of the city's 128 schools with the stated goal of creating a "choice district" for parents. This "choice distric"' is made up of RSD direct-run schools, Orleans…
Descriptors: Discipline, Discipline Policy, Disabilities, Special Education
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