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Cole, Rose M.; Heinecke, Walter F. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Contemporary college student activism has been particularly visible and effective in the past few years at US institutions of higher education and is projected only to grow in future years. Almost all of these protests and demands, while explicitly linked to social and racial justice, are sites of resistance to the neoliberalization of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Activism, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Maton, Rhiannon M.; Nichols, T. Philip – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Starting in the late 1960s, alternative schools were established in many public school districts across North America. These programs tended to embrace humanizing ideals and sought to center self-expression, creativity, and non-hierarchical values in school governance models. While alternative schools persist today, many now embrace a range of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Nontraditional Education, Urban Schools, Educational Change
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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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Jääskeläinen, Tuula – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Hate speech has become a growing topic of discussion and debate on a global scale, especially as advances in the internet transform communication on many levels. Among scholars, hate speech has been defined as any form of expression -- for example by means of speech, images, videos or online activity -- that has the capacity to increase hatred…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Art Education, Minority Groups, Freedom of Speech
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Benson, Jeremy – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
In the United States, charter school proliferation remains a top priority for neoliberal education reformers and their private sector allies. Such schools are owned and run by private operators yet receive public funding, resulting in large transfers of public assets into private hands. Co-location facilitates this process by providing charters…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Racial Bias, Neoliberalism
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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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Mann, Alana – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Anthropocene is a site of domination and resistance for those opposed to the corporatised food regime. The peasant farmers' movement, La Vía Campesina, uses pedagogical techniques based on Freirian horizontal communication methodology to contest the structural and ideological elements of this regime. This article analyses these techniques,…
Descriptors: Food, Agricultural Occupations, Ecology, Power Structure
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Gordon, Rhyall – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
A significant section of the alternative food initiative (AFI) literature has expressed concerns about the predisposition of some research to assume neoliberal outcomes from particular AFI practices. As a counterpoint to this, there has been a call for analysis tools that will allow for a more nuanced understanding of the complexities and…
Descriptors: Food, Ethics, Correlation, Eating Habits
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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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Van Aswegen, Jennifer; Shevlin, Michael – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Responding to the special issue call "Capital and Capability," this paper undertakes a critical policy analysis of a recently published Irish labour market activation strategy for people with disabilities through a discourse analytical framework. Drawing on a disability studies lens informed by Foucault's theory of discourse, the study…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Neoliberalism, Educational Philosophy, Disabilities
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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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Nolan, Andrea; Lamb, Stephen – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
With the importance of the early years of a child's life to their learning and development, it is important that early childhood educators are skilled, reflective professionals who have the ability to actively support the learning of all children. Using a capability approach to human development as an evaluative framework, this article explores…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Student Diversity
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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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Bosio, Emiliano; Torres, Carlos Alberto – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper presents a remarkable conversation with Carlos Alberto Torres about Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in relation to research, teaching, and learning in the USA. Torres is a Distinguished Professor of Education, UNESCO UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, UCLA and Founding Director of the Paulo Freire…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Theories, Global Approach, College Faculty
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