Comparative Inquiry and Educational Policy Making

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.

Table of Contents

Investigating policy attraction in educationp. 1
Acting comparatively upon the educational world: puzzles and possibilitiesp. 11
The influence of overseas examples on DES policy-making for the school system in England, 1985-1995p. 25
Cross-national policy borrowing and educational innovation: improving achievement in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenhamp. 49
Educational standards and the changing discourse on education: the reception and consequences of the PISA study in Germanyp. 69
Comparative research as an instrument for EU aid and development programmesp. 85
Assumptions and implications of cross-national attraction in education: the case of 'learning from Japan'p. 99
The economics of policy borrowing and lending: a study of late adoptersp. 115
Comparing the trajectories of educational change and policy transfer in developing countriesp. 129
Global and cross-national influences on education in post-genocide Rwandap. 147
Indexp. 161
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