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Education Policy

Educational Policy in an International Context

Political Culture and Its Effects

Editors: Louis, K., Velzen, B. (Eds.)

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Provides a provocative examination of the interplay between political culture and educational policy. The goal is to provide a better understanding of how different countries are responding to the global exchange of policy ideas that includes 'the standards movement' and 'new public management' or accountability in the public sector.

About the authors

KAREN SEASHORE LOUIS is Regents Professor and Robert H. Beck Chair of Ideas in Education at the University of Minnesota, USA.
BOUDEWIJN A.M VAN VELZEN is a Senior Consultant at APS, National Centre for School Improvement in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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"'Global trends in education' is a topic that saturates both popular media and professional writings about contemporary schooling, no doubt fueled in large part by seemingly irresistible comparisons of student achievement across nations. Using a unique database from seven Western countries, the authors demonstrate how the shape and consequences of similar reform ideas are significantly influenced by local political cultures, thus providing a compelling argument for modest expectations in response to grand visions. This book is a must-read, especially for those attempting to use policy for improving educational practice." - Kenneth Leithwood, professor emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada

"This excellent book reminds us that national education systems have an 'institutional memory,' a local color and a history that cannot be ignored by policymakers and bureaucrats. At the same time it shows that today's systems are affected by global trends in an unprecedented way. Interesting to see how globalization and the 'great narrative' of NPM reconfigures every system in its own unique way. The research team did an excellent job!" - Frans de Vijlder, professor of Governance and Innovation Dynamics in the Social Sectors, HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Political Culture and Educational Reform

    Devos, Geert (et al.)

    Pages 5-27

  • Historical Perspectives on Educational Policy and Political Cultures

    Kofod, Kasper (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Many Cooks Will Not Spoil the Broth: Educational Policy in Sweden

    Ekholm, Mats

    Pages 53-62

  • Denmark: Bildung in a Competitive State?

    Moos, Lejf (et al.)

    Pages 63-71

  • The Netherlands: The Clergyman and the Merchant Revisited

    Velzen, Boudewijn

    Pages 73-84

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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Softcover $110.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educational Policy in an International Context
Book Subtitle
Political Culture and Its Effects
Editors
  • K. Louis
  • B. Velzen
Series Title
Education Policy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04675-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137046758
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34041-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34300-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 259
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