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Haggerty, Maggie; Loveridge, Judith; Alcock, Sophie – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Recent policy developments in the early childhood (EC) care and education sector in Aotearoa-New Zealand have seen a shift in focus from children and play to learners and learning. While few would argue against learning as priority this article raises pressing questions about the 'intended' and '(un)intended' consequences of this turn. We analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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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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Campbell, Coral; Speldewinde, Christopher – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Bush kindergartens are a new practice in the Australian early childhood learning context and one that is rapidly becoming part of the kindergarten experience. Children leaving the confines of the bounded space of a kindergarten has been practised through excursions to outdoor places like zoos but the notion of conducting regular, ongoing…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Outdoor Education, Educational Policy, Learning Experience