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Crioni, Renato; Gomes, Luiz Roberto; Zuin, Antônio Álvaro Soares – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The extensive work of Habermas's intellectual legacy is comparable to the depth and complexity of his reflections. The debates among thinkers close to the conclusions of Adorno and Horkheimer and the mature positions of Habermas are also known. However, despite the marked differences, both of them seem to share a common interpretation: that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Social Systems, Educational Philosophy, Ideology
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Wahlström, Ninni – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
In this article, I analyse some of the transnational "authoritative" policy documents on teacher education and teacher development from a cosmopolitan perspective. The purpose is to explore the possibilities for analysing the characteristics of teacher education and the role of the teacher in transnational texts from a cosmopolitan…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Faculty Development, Global Approach
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Johnson, Richard T. – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Drawing on a range of personal caregiver experiences and risk analysis frameworks, this paper offers a critical reflection on related policy and practices in the U.S., focusing particularly on risk and it's impact on early childhood education. It develops a critique of the taken for granted imperative to protect children from any and all risks,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Risk Management, Teacher Student Relationship
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Birenbaum, Menucha; DeLuca, Christopher; Earl, Lorna; Heritage, Margaret; Klenowski, Val; Looney, Anne; Smith, Kari; Timperley, Helen; Volante, Louis; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the emergence of assessment for learning (AfL) across the globe with particular attention given to Western educational jurisdictions. Authors from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA explain the genesis of AfL, its evolution and impact on school systems, and discuss current trends in policy…
Descriptors: International Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Forssell, Anna – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
To Govern in the name of the future is considered to be an essential part of policy-making in education. In Sweden, this is particularly evident in the political and public rhetoric used in debates on modern schooling and educational reform. However, this is not merely a national phenomenon; rather, educational governance in the name of the future…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Rönnström, Niclas – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to discuss recent Swedish teacher education investments and reforms, and the work of teachers in response to globalisation within the context of modern social imaginaries. I briefly outline Charles Taylor's concept of modern social imaginaries, and I examine the character of recent Swedish teacher education, teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Global Approach, Teacher Responsibility
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Roth, Klas – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper discusses the value and importance of examples in Kantian terms, and how students can cultivate their moral disposition through the use of examples in education. It is argued that students should not just copy or imitate examples automatically, nor appraise them unreflectively and uncritically. They should instead be enabled to think…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Teacher Education Programs, Instructional Design, Morale
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Scheja, Max – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This study aimed to explore student teachers' experiences of learning in teacher education, with a focus on how students describe their ways of thinking about their own learning in relation to their future professional role as teachers and how these descriptions relate to emerging cosmopolitan visions for student learning in teacher education.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Learning Processes
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Bengtsson, Anki – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
In recent years, the idea of the contribution of education to citizenship has been reinitiated. The purpose of this paper is to investigate constructions of citizenship as they are articulated in European policy documents on teacher education. It is indicated that the normative form of active citizenship is put into play through the individual and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism
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Guimarães, Selva – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper approaches the public policies for teaching Afro-Brazilian and indigenous history and culture in Brazil in the 21st century. It is part of a broader study about the implementation and impacts of Federal Laws 10.639/2009 and 11.645/2008, which made the study of these topics mandatory across the national territory. Our methodology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Local History, Cultural Education
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Lasthiotakis, Helen; Kretz, Andrew; Sá, Creso – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Several movements have emerged related to the general idea of promoting "openness" in science. Research councils are key institutions in bringing about changes proposed by these movements, as sponsors and facilitators of research. In this paper we identify the approaches used in Canada, the US and the UK to advance open science, as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Open Education, Scientific Research
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Mahdi Sajjadi, Seyed – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Three decades have passed since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and, entering the fourth decade, major changes are apparent in the structure and content of the nation's education system. Because of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the regime change and formation of an Islamic state, the changes in the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Rothen, José Carlos; da Cunha Malheiros Santana, Andréia – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This article aims to discuss whether external evaluations are instruments to ensure increased quality of public school education. It is part of a research that investigated how evaluation results and the resulting indices were used in two schools in the state of São Paulo (Brazil). The methodology adopted was the case study, using different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Teacher Evaluation
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Toh, Glenn – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Japan is known to be a country that manicures its socio-cultural borders. In this article I will examine discourses regarding openness, closedness and cultural diversity in relation to policies and practices that draw heavily on mythologies of English language as an inroad to greater openness and diversity. To do this I will examine two English…
Descriptors: Asians, Cultural Pluralism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Loeb, Ingrid Henning; Wass, Karin Lumsden – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This article concerns the development of education for young students in Sweden who do not attend regular pathways in upper secondary education, and analyses the changes of educational policy and the organizing of teaching for this group of students. The centre of interest is the upper secondary educational reform carried out in 2011. With this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Nontraditional Education
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