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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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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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Blumsztajn, Anna – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The article investigates the instrumentalizing and ontological effects of the concept of equality of educational opportunity (EEO). Starting with the Coleman report (Coleman et al., 1966), through the democratization of secondary and tertiary education, and reading it in light of the recent debate on educationalization of social problems (Smeyers…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Comparative Analysis, Social Differences
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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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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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Hart, Caroline Sarojini – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper offers a critical examination of the nature of inequalities in relation to education and the pursuit of social justice. It argues that assessment of educational resources and measures such as school enrolment and educational achievement are limited in what they tell us about the injustices learners may experience. It is proposed that,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Freedom
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Pham, Lien – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper offers a conceptual framework that combines Sen's concept of capability and Bourdieu's forms of capital to understand the generative mechanisms of educational advantage or disadvantage. The paper illustrates some ways that the Sen-Bourdieu framework can be applied to understand the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Lupton, Ruth; Hayes, Debra – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper is motivated by a shared concern over the apparent lack of inclusion of socially critical research in educational policy intended to address inequitable outcomes from schooling. We recognise that while this is partly (perhaps mainly) a political problem, an effective response by socially critical scholars must also take into account the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Organizations (Groups)
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Octarra, Harla Sara; Hendriati, Agustina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Early childhood education (ECE) is not new in Indonesia. However, in the past decade, it has received more attention, as shown by the growing number of ECE centres in both urban and rural areas. This growth is accompanied by policy development that corresponds to the global agenda of ECE. Policy development is inevitably linked with the support of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Aksoy, Naciye; Eren Deniz, Ebru – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article provides an analysis and discussion of the impacts of neoliberal, religiously conservative educational policies on early childhood education (ECE) in Turkey. After an introduction, the article is presented in four sections. The first section provides an overview of neoliberal, religiously conservative policies in the Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Religious Factors
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Lopez, Jose Adan Cardona; Nordfjell, Ole Bredesen; Gaini, Firouz; Heikkinen, Mervi – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This case study examines a Nordic on-line course on gender equality promotion in education, in which principals, teachers, school staff and gender equality activists engaged in dialogue regarding contents and practices. The on-line course was designed with reference to promising practices identified in a previous Nordic network project. The…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Haapakoski, Jani; Pashby, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper examines the main rationales for and possible implications of the policy of increasing international student numbers in higher education (HE). Drawing on critical discourse analysis, we map key themes emerging from two sets of data--university strategy documents and interviews with staff--collected at eight universities in four national…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Universities
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Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
As international standards are continually publicized, countries across the globe have adapted educational policies to meet the demands of the global market, which has led to much emphasis on specific subjects and teaching methods. Although modern educational policies tend to focus on rhetoric about inclusion, systematic segregation remains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Janson, Elizabeth E.; Paraskeva, João M. – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
In this article, we examine how Boaventura de Sousa Santos' "Epistemologies of the South" speaks to a needed dialogue on US educational and curriculum policy in which capitalism and colonialism produce youth and teachers as nonbeings--another insidious form of nonexistence. We analyze (a) the construction of the dichotomy of Western and…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Policy, Social Systems, Cultural Influences
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