9780415345736

The Routledgefalmer Reader in Education Policy And Politics

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    9780415345736

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    0415345731

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This Reader brings together a wide range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in the policy and politics of education today. With an emphasis on contemporary pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the most respected authors in the field today. Stephen Ball and Carol Vincent also include a specially written introduction which provides a much-needed context to role of politics in the current educational climate. Students of politics and education policy and politics will find this Reader an important route map to further reading and understanding.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix
Acknowledgements x
Introduction: reading education policy and politics 1
BOB LINGARD AND JENNY OZGA
PART I The global framing of education policy and politics 9
1 Postmodernity and revisioning the political
11
ANNA YEATMAN
I
11
II
14
III
16
IV
19
V
21
2 Debating globalization and education after September 11
23
FAZAL RIZVI
3 Big policies/small world: an introduction to international perspectives in education policy
36
STEPHEN J. BALL
Introduction
36
Post-modernity and the global economy
36
Magical solutions?
38
Localism and recontextualisation
44
Conclusion
45
Acknowledgements
46
4 Specifying globalization effects on national policy: a focus on the mechanisms
48
ROGER DALE
Introduction
48
Globalization
50
Dimensions of variability between external effects on national education policies
52
A comparison of policy transfer mechanisms
55
Conclusion
62
5 Globalisation, education policy and politics
65
JENNY OZGA AND BOB LINGARD
Introduction
65
Globalising/economising education policy
70
Speaking back in the vernacular
72
Governing by numbers and the new global education policy field
75
Education research, policy and politics
77
Conclusion
79
PART II Vernacular politics, policies and processes 83
6 After the marketplace: evidence, social science and educational research
85
ALLAN LUKE
Introduction
85
On evidence-based social policy
88
Does evidence count in policy formation?
91
Enlisting critical social science in policy development
93
On poverty in early childhood
94
On pedagogy in the middle years
96
On pathways from school to the new economy
96
A research agenda
98
Acknowledgements
99
7 Globalization and educational policymaking: a case study
101
SANDRA TAYLOR AND MIRIAM HENRY
Introduction
101
The OECD and educational policymaking
102
Changing discourses of vocational education and training Australian approaches to vocational education and training: 1970's-1990's
103
Australian policies and the OECD
107
Converging policy agendas in vocational education and training: the example of lifelong learning
108
Discussion: educational globalization and national policymaking
109
8 Swedish, European, global: the transformation of the Swedish welfare state
117
LISBETH LUNDAHL
Introduction
117
Combined aspirations for economic growth and social welfare
118
Linking education more closely with the economy: education politics in the 1970's and early 2000's
120
The world reflected in contemporary Swedish education politics
123
Something borrowed and something new? Some final remarks
127
9 National and global competition in higher education
131
SIMON MARGINSON
Introduction
131
The national market in Australia
134
Global markets in higher education
142
10 Education, nation states and the globalization of information networks
154
NEIL SELWYN AND PHILLIP BROWN
Introduction
154
The political economy of NII policies in seven countries
155
The nature of education network policymaking: convergence or divergence?
159
Towards a research agenda
170
Conclusion
174
Acknowledgements
174
11 Unravelling a 'spun' policy: a case study of the constitutive role of 'spin' in the education policy process
178
SHARON GEWIRTZ, MARNY DICKSON AND SALLY POWER
Introduction
178
Impression management and the growth of political spin
180
Rethinking spin
183
Not only but also
183
Spin as dynamic
185
Spin as endemic the cascading culture of spin and its disciplinary nature
188
Spin as constitutive
193
Conclusion
194
12 Public accountability in the age of neo-liberal governance
198
STEWART RANSON
Introduction
198
Understanding accountability
199
An intensifying regime of neo-liberal governance
201
The limits and contradictions of the regulatory regime of answerability
206
In search of an alternative model of public accountability
209
Towards democratic accountability in the public sphere
211
Contradiction and change in community governance
213
13 Realising policy: the who and how of policy production
220
TREVOR GALE
Introduction
220
Policy speak: should politics be part of the vocabulary?
222
Permission to speak policy: the who of policy production
225
Playing with the hand you've been dealt: the how of policy production
229
Conclusion
233
14 Politics of social partnerships: a framework for theorizing
236
TERRI SEDDON, STEPHEN BILLETT AND ALLIE CLEMANS
Introduction
236
Politics within neo-liberalism
237
Politics within social partnerships
239
Forms of conflict
240
Critical moments in social partnerships
244
A framework for theorizing partnership politics
249
Conclusion
250
15 Bourdieu as education policy analyst and expert: a rich but ambiguous legacy
254
AGNES VAN ZANTEN
Introduction
254
Bourdieu as educational policy analyst: the production and reception of an ambiguous concept, 'relative autonomy'
255
Bourdieu as policy expert: reforming educational institutions or radically transforming them?
260
Conclusion
264
Name index 268
Subject index 274

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