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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Education Policy and Politics : Routledgefalmer Readers in Education - Bob Lingard

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Education Policy and Politics

Routledgefalmer Readers in Education

By: Bob Lingard (Editor), Jenny Ozga (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2006
ISBN: 9780415345743
Number Of Pages: 278

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This Reader brings together selected papers from leading scholars to address the most significant recent development in educational policy and politics: the impact of globalisation. The papers discuss, document and analyse evidence of globalisation's effects on the new direction of education policies and practices, and in the production of globalised agendas for the redesign of state provision and the governance of education.

The Reader is organised in two parts. The first part provides a selection of articles that interrogate globalisation and its effects from a variety of analytical perspectives, and explore what kind of politics are possible in the framing context of globalisation. The second part documents and discusses different types of engagement with politics and policy in a variety of settings and sectors, including numerous European and Pacific Rim policy contexts.

This important collection underlines the need to approach globalisation, education policy and politics from numerous perspectives, and offers analytical, empirical and theoretical resources for the reframing of contemporary education politics. Students of educational policy and politics will find this Reader an invaluable resource for understanding, theorising and researching in these academic fields.

List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: reading education policy and politicsp. 1
The global framing of education policy and politicsp. 9
Postmodernity and revisioning the politicalp. 11
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Debating globalization and education after September 11p. 23
Big policies/small world: an introduction to international perspectives in education policyp. 36
Introductionp. 36
Post-modernity and the global economyp. 36
Magical solutions?p. 38
Localism and recontextualisationp. 44
Conclusionp. 45
Acknowledgementsp. 46
Specifying globalization effects on national policy: a focus on the mechanismsp. 48
Introductionp. 48
Globalizationp. 50
Dimensions of variability between external effects on national education policiesp. 52
A comparison of policy transfer mechanismsp. 55
Conclusionp. 62
Globalisation, education policy and politicsp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Globalising/economising education policyp. 70
Speaking back in the vernacularp. 72
Governing by numbers and the new global education policy fieldp. 75
Education research, policy and politicsp. 77
Conclusionp. 79
Vernacular politics, policies and processesp. 83
After the marketplace: evidence, social science and educational researchp. 85
Introductionp. 85
On evidence-based social policy8p. 8
Does evidence count in policy formation?p. 91
Enlisting critical social science in policy developmentp. 93
On poverty in early childhoodp. 94
On pedagogy in the middle yearsp. 96
On pathways from school to the new economyp. 96
A research agendap. 98
Acknowledgementsp. 99
Globalization and educational policymaking: a case studyp. 101
Introductionp. 101
The OECD and educational policymakingp. 102
Changing discourses of vocational education and training Australian approaches to vocational education and training: 1970s-1990sp. 103
Australian policies and the OECDp. 107
Converging policy agendas in vocational education and training: the example of lifelong learningp. 108
Discussion: educational globalization and national policymakingp. 109
Swedish, European, global: the transformation of the Swedish welfare statep. 117
Introductionp. 117
Combined aspirations for economic growth and social welfarep. 118
Linking education more closely with the economy: education politics in the 1970s and early 2000sp. 120
The world reflected in contemporary Swedish education politicsp. 123
Something borrowed and something new? Some final remarksp. 127
National and global competition in higher educationp. 131
Introductionp. 131
The national market in Australiap. 134
Global markets in higher educationp. 142
Education, nation states and the globalization of information networksp. 154
Introductionp. 154
The political economy of NII policies in seven countriesp. 155
The nature of education network policymaking: convergence or divergence?p. 159
Towards a research agendap. 170
Conclusionp. 174
Acknowledgementsp. 174
Unravelling a 'spun' policy: a case study of the constitutive role of 'spin' in the education policy processp. 178
Introductionp. 178
Impression management and the growth of political spinp. 180
Rethinking spinp. 183
Not only but alsop. 183
Spin as dynamicp. 185
Spin as endemic - the cascading culture of spin and its disciplinary naturep. 188
Spin as constitutivep. 193
Conclusionp. 194
Public accountability in the age of neo-liberal governancep. 198
Introductionp. 198
Understanding accountabilityp. 199
An intensifying regime of neo-liberal governancep. 201
The limits and contradictions of the regulatory regime of answerabilityp. 206
In search of an alternative model of public accountabilityp. 209
Towards democratic accountability in the public spherep. 211
Contradiction and change in community governancep. 213
Realising policy: the who and how of policy productionp. 220
Introductionp. 220
Policy speak: should politics be part of the vocabulary?p. 222
Permission to speak policy: the who of policy productionp. 225
Playing with the hand you've been dealt: the how of policy productionp. 229
Conclusionp. 233
Politics of social partnerships: a framework for theorizingp. 236
Introductionp. 236
Politics within neo-liberalismp. 237
Politics within social partnershipsp. 239
Forms of conflictp. 240
Critical moments in social partnershipsp. 244
A framework for theorizing partnership politicsp. 249
Conclusionp. 250
Bourdieu as education policy analyst and expert: a rich but ambiguous legacyp. 254
Introductionp. 254
Bourdieu as educational policy analyst: the production and reception of an ambiguous concept, 'relative autonomy'p. 255
Bourdieu as policy expert: reforming educational institutions or radically transforming them?p. 260
Conclusionp. 264
Name indexp. 268
Subject indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9780415345743
ISBN-10: 041534574X
Series: Routledgefalmer Readers in Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 23rd October 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.1  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1