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Lightfoot-Rueda, Theodora – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article looks at the concept of education for human capital from its origins in the US and Britain as part of a neo-colonial effort, to its current role in dominating educational discourse across Asia. It argues that although there is nothing wrong with promoting education for career success, this should not be the only lens through which we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Human Capital, Discourse Analysis
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Lee, I-Fang – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This article unpacks how neoliberal discourse functions as a dominant but problematic system of reasoning that changes and shifts the ways in which we come to think about early childhood education and care. A post-structuralist lens is deployed to understand the production of fears and hopes under the looming shadows of contemporary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, 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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Newberry, Jan; Marpinjun, Sri – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Based on research and activism on early childhood education and care in the area of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, we argue that the Indonesian government's focus on early childhood has come at a cost to local women. Community-based early childhood programs are delivered by women whose work is unpaid or underpaid. Although early childhood education in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Womens Education, Delivery Systems
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Adriany, Vina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
For the past 20 years, early childhood education has undergone changes that have resulted from an alteration in Indonesian socio-political situations. One of the changes has resulted in the emergence of the internationalisation of early childhood education in Indonesia. This paper unpacks the complexity of the process. Three teachers from three…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Change, Neoliberalism
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Liu, Ting; Laura, Ronald S. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The aim of this paper is to analyze a specific array of publicly accessible policy papers and literature necessary to provide a contextualized interpretation of segregation policies and their implications for the educational outcomes of migrant children in China. By teasing out its ramifications for education equity, this paper reveals the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Inclusion
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Lemke, Melinda; Zhu, Lei – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The well-documented global economic disinvestment in schooling necessitates critical examination of policy discourses that influence educational systems and student learning. Situated within the critical policy studies tradition, the present study conducted a critical discourse analysis of the Donaldson Report (2015), a proposed comprehensive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Childrens Rights, Access to Education
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Hood, Nina – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Digital technology is frequently positioned as being central to the establishment of a 'future focused' education system that provides high quality student-focused learning opportunities and re-envisioned educational outcomes. While recognising the potential of technology, this paper explores some of the questions about its role in education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Equal Education
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Nuamcharoen, Suwida; Dhirathiti, Nopraenue S. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Thailand is a good example of a developing country which is struggling with globally common problems in trying to find solutions for sustainable education development. Education is one of the important methods to build the mindset of Thai people toward sustainable development (SD). The co-production approach is a way of improving public services,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Sustainable Development
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Yusofi, Mahdy; Zarghami-Hamrah, Saeid; Ghaedy, Yahya; Mahmudnia, Alireza – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In the present study, we adopt a quasi-transcendental approach in order to deconstruct the teacher-student relationship. According to the results of this study, teacher is the dominant pole and student is the passive one. This relation should be redefined in order to transfer students to the dominant pole. In this improvement process the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Role, Student Role
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.; Higa, Sterling – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
For those who focus on the role of education in international development, the approach to education governance of school-based management (SBM) has been the primary means by which the participation of community members has been incorporated into the provision of education. However, while SBM is a well-known approach to governance that has become…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Policy, Governance, Conflict
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Wearne, Eric – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
American education policy at the elite level has coalesced around a consensus valuing "college and career readiness" as the primary metric and value for American schools. This "readiness" is often defined by economic outcomes or by standardized test measures (which serve as predictors for economic outcomes). Policy actors at…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Policy, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Yoo, Jisung – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Central to improving the quality of education is developing a teacher evaluation system that promotes teachers' professional growth, the improvement of student learning, and educational equality for all students regardless of social factors such as socio-economic status, educational environment, race, and gender. To address these issues in South…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Tavares, Hannah M. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This essay explores recent trends in contemporary educational studies that have focused on developing closer partnerships between university-based scholars and school practitioners and community-based organizers. With a focus on the antidote, as seen in the 2016 American Educational Research Association's conference theme to recalibrate…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, School Community Relationship, College Faculty
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Sojot, Amy N. – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
Asking after the self in the process of learning without a definitive endpoint or prescribed path to creating that knowledge presents a way to consider a self that is distinct from assumptions of what constitutes an ideal learner. Thinking of the space and self in motion, rather than as inert and passive, allows the exploration of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Politics of Education, Self Concept
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