Policy Transfer and Educational Change

Author: David Scott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473958989
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Improving education through policy learning is an important notion for countries in need of educational reform. However, identifying a successful set of practices and transferring them from one national setting to another is a complex exercise. Drawing from their extensive experience, the authors explore a single case study of policy transfer in India, demonstrating how and under what conditions educational reforms can be put into practice successfully and sustainably. Coverage includes: · Policy Learning · Inclusive Practices · School Autonomy and School Leadership · India and its system of education This book offers a unique, international perspective on educational reform and is a useful resource for teachers, policy makers and postgraduate level students.

Comparative Inquiry and Educational Policy Making

Author: Phillips,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136794646
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Building on an increasingly sophisticated body of research on policy ‘borrowing’ in education, this collection explores ways in which the foreign example in education has been and is being used by policy makers in a variety of settings, its principal aim being to assess the usefulness of ‘foreign’ experience in ‘home’ contexts.

Die Vergleichende Einzelfallstudie Ein Beitrag zum methodologischen Diskurs am Beispiel der Transformation des Schulsystems in S dafrika

Author: Heike Wendt
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830977674
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Auf der Makroebene angesiedelte Beschreibungen von Schul- und/oder Bildungswesen spezifischer Regionen oder Staaten haben an Bedeutung gewonnen. In dieser Arbeit wird aus methodologischer Perspektive der Frage nachgegangen, wie eine zeitgemäße wissenschaftlich anschlussfähige Untersuchung eines Schulsystems als Studie innerhalb des Forschungsfeldes Vergleichende Erziehungswissenschaft gelingen kann. Die Autorin entwirft die Methodik der Vergleichenden Einzelfallstudie und wendet diese im konzeptionellen Rekurs auf den jüngeren schultheoretischen Ansatz von Fend auf das südafrikanische Schulsystem an. Ergebnis ist schließlich eine anschlussfähige makrosystemische Darstellung des südafrikanischen Schulsystems in der Genese seiner rechtlichen, strukturellen, institutionellen und inhaltlichen Regelungszusammenhänge sowie realisierten Erscheinungsformen und Wirkungen als Ergebnis der Transformation des Bildungswesens. Der Autorin gelingt es hier die geisteswissenschaftliche Methode der Einzelfallstudie aus dem Bereich der traditionellen Vergleichenden Erziehungswissenschaft in den Methodenkanon moderner empirischer Sozialforschung zu überführen. Damit ist die Arbeit innovativ und für die gesamte Erziehungswissenschaft wegweisend.

Gender Policy and Educational Change

Author: Jane Salisbury
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415194341
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Gender equality has been a major educational theme for the past two decades and has become interwoven with other policy themes, including those of marketisation and managerialism. Contributors to this strong collection are key researchers in their fields and seek to address the following questions: * What patterns are discernible in the educational attainment of girls and boys over the past two decades? * To what extent are changes attributable to gender equality policies? * What form have gender equality policies taken in different parts of the UK? * What has been the impact of European equality policies? * How have gender equality policies been experienced by particular groups including pupils from ethnic minority and working-class backgrounds? This book aims to take an overall look at how significant have been the changes in experiences, aspirations and culture of girls and boys and male and female teachers. It explores how attempts to improve equal opportunities in education have fared and examines the tensions and contradications in recent policies.

Principals in Succession

Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400712751
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Contributors to this volume examine structures and processes that school boards have in place directly relating to the process of principal or vice-principal succession. As well, they consider the effect that these structures and processes have upon staff and administrators themselves. These contributors investigate policies, procedures and practices that school boards employ in terms of leadership succession, and explore implications of these constructs for the sustainability of school improvement. This volume presents an overview of the process of principal or vice-principal succession, descriptions of school district practices surrounding this process and discussions regarding how succession procedures affect individuals and groups of individuals. This volume also highlights those board policies that incorporate practices used to develop models that support and allow administrators to succeed. It articulates how school leaders and staff members deal with change and improvement efforts in successive schools, as well as how board policies and practices support principals and vice-principals at any stage in the succession process. This volume is useful as a reference guide relating to transfer and rotation procedures in school systems across the nation.

World Yearbook of Education 2012

Author: Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136489428
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The phenomenon of "travelling reforms" has become an object of great professional interest and intensive academic scrutiny. The fact that the same set of educational reforms is transferred from one country to another made scholars wonder whether policy transfer has increased as a result of globalization. But also the fact that policy makers increasingly import "best practices "and international standards and use them as a tool to accelerate reform has captured the imagination of many that deal with policy studies. An international comparative perspective is key for understanding why reforms travel from one corner of the world to another. Not surprisingly, the study of policy borrowing and lending constitutes one of the core research topics of comparative policy studies; a new area of research that links comparative education with policy studies. The World Yearbook of Education 2012 brings together a diverse range of perspectives on education policy through contributions from internationally renowned authors. It reflects on the way policy borrowing and lending is reconfiguring the world of education and offers a new collection of insights into the changes occurring across the world. It particularly focuses on: The political and economic reasons for policy borrowing, The agencies, international networks and regimes that instigate policy change, The process of borrowing and lending The impact of these systems, agendas and institutions on indigenous settings. This book will prove invaluable to researchers of globalization and to policy experts, especially those interested in comparative and international educational studies. It is also essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and anyone involved in the sociology, economy or history of education. Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, US. Florian Waldow is Research Director at the University of Münster, Germany.

The Education Debate

Author: Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861349200
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Stephen Ball provides a substantive account of current education policy trends and offers a way to make sense of what is happening to our experience of education, as learners, as teachers, as parents and as citizens.

Bildung auf einen Blick 2011 OECD Indikatoren

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 3763948937
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Die Ausgabe des Jahres 2011 von Bildung auf einen Blick – OECD-Indikatoren ermöglicht jedem Land, sein eigenes Bildungssystem im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern zu betrachten.