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Hornstein Tomic, Caroline; Taylor, Karin – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Since the economic recession and European Union accession, Croatia has seen a drastic increase in the emigration of tertiary-educated young people seeking further qualification and employment abroad. The brain drain has caused grave concern among political parties across the political spectrum and society as a whole. Recently, however, the tone of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Unemployment, Brain Drain
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Tóth, Tamás; Mészáros, György; Marton, András – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
From the perspective of the world-systems theory and post-colonial studies, the 1989 transition in Hungary was a part of the re-integration of former Soviet countries into an inferior position in the world system. The political-economic transition was in no sense a revolution, but a replacement of dictatorial/totalitarian state capitalism with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Change, Social Differences
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Gawlicz, Katarzyna; Starnawski, Marcin – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The article introduces a special issue of "Policy Futures in Education" on changes and challenges in educational policies and systems of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The countries in the region share some characteristics, such as their historical experience with the authoritarian-socialist or communist rule and its impact on…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social Systems, Social Change, Educational Change
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Shchurko, Tatsiana – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Belarus began to develop a national system of education trying to balance the prioritization of Soviet legacy, strong state control, and processes of democratization. The system of education is a powerful translator of dominant ideologies and legitimate concepts, including the concepts of gender and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Politics of Education, Authoritarianism
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Zamojski, Piotr – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The twofold aim of this paper is to describe the specificity of education in Poland and to explore the potential and the limitations of the concept of cultural codes for investigating this specificity. With reference to Max Weber's methodology of ideal types, and following the inquires of Sowa (2011), Leder (2014) and Hryniewicz (2015), as well as…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Systems, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Gurova, Galina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper problematizes the dichotomy between neo-liberalism and socialism and the tendency to view the post-socialist condition as a process of convergence with 'Western' and 'global'. It does so by analysing the development and implementation of a quality assurance and evaluation (QAE) policy in school education in the context of the Russian…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Educational Policy
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Brunila, Kristiina; Kallioniemi, Arto – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Equality work is often conducted as education and teaching, and both are an intrinsic part of equality work. In this article, we focus on equality work and challenging heteronormativity by contextualising our focus both on the educational system as a whole but especially on teacher education. The promotion of equality in teacher education began in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Education, Womens Studies, Sex Fairness
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Nemi Neto, João – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
While it is common knowledge that language shapes how we think about gender and sexual identity there is no standard educational practice to create awareness about the place of sexual and gender diversity in the context of language learning. This article draws on queer pedagogy and queer theory to devise teaching practices that acknowledge queer…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues
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Chaves Haracemiv, Sonia Maria; Branco, Veronica – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article presents the research carried out in the State Center for Basic Education for Young and Adult Primary and Secondary School Campo Comprido, Curitiba, Paraná, a privileged space in the recognition and valorisation of the trajectories of different social and ethnic groups. The study uses the methodology of action research, where all had…
Descriptors: School Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Fortunato, Ivan; Mena, Juanjo; Sorainen, Antu – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This is the opening paper of a special issue that focuses on certain cultural tendencies that have emerged as topical issues in the school curricula, in both flourishing and struggling against their social frames, namely: gender, sexuality and diversity. At the same time, new approaches to teacher education have ranged from varieties of feminism…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Sexuality
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Fortunato, Ivan; Iorio Dias, Ana Maria – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In this paper, our goal is to present a recent overview of how gender issues have been investigated in Brazilian postgraduate studies. We hope, with the presentation of this scenario, to enable that gender studies continue to advance, but also that they find in teachers their strong allies in this important battle for a more egalitarian society.…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Educational History, Correlation, Gender Differences
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de Guimarães, Rafael Siqueira – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article invites a discussion about the inclusion of issues on gender and sexualities in the curriculum of five different interdisciplinary undergraduate courses that focus on the formation of educators (Arts, Languages, Mathematics and Computing, Humanistics and Nature Sciences) at Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia, in Brazil. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nicolete, Jamilly Nicácio; Almeida, Jane Soares de – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In this article, in a historical perspective, the authors discuss the symbolization of the female figure in the social imaginary in relation to a teaching career, based on the practices of teacher training, professionalization and co-education,. Since colonial times, the education of females in Brazil has always been permeated with expectations…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Gender Differences, Sex Role
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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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Sokhanwar, M. Davood; Sajjadi, Seyed Mahdi; Baiza, Yahia; Imani, Mohsen – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This study examines women's access to education ('gender justice') during the rule of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan from 1978 to 1992, using a qualitative research methodology and discourse analysis at the operational level from the perspective of Laclau and Mouffe's discourse theory. The data collected in this research were…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Females
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