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THE RISE OF DATA IN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS

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COMPARATIVE HISTORIES OF EDUCATION

The Rise of Data in Education Systems: Collection, Visualization and Use

Edited by MARTIN LAWN

2013 paperback 160 pages US$56.00
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The growth of education systems and the construction of the state have always been connected. The processes of governing education systems always utilized data through a range of administrative records, pupil testing, efficiency surveys and international projects. By the late twentieth century, quantitative data had gained enormous influence in education systems through the work of the OECD, the European Commission and national system agencies. The creation and flow of data has become a powerful governing tool in education. Comparison between pupils, costs, regions and states has grown ever more important.

The visualization of this data, and its range of techniques, has changed over time, especially in its movement from an expert to a public act. Data began to be explained to a widening audience to shape its behaviours and its institutions. 

The use of data in education systems and the procedures by which the data are constructed has not been a major part of the study of education, nor of the histories of education systems. This volume of contributions, drawn from different times and spaces in education, will be a useful contribution to comparative historical studies.

Contents:

Martin Lawn. Introduction. The Rise of Data in Education

Martin Lawn. The Internationalisation of Education Data: exhibitions, tests, standards and associations

Marcelo Caruso. Policing Validity and Reliability: expertise, data accumulation and data parallelisation in Bavaria, 1873-1919

Noah W. Sobe. Educational Data at Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century International Expositions: ‘accomplished results’ and ‘instruments and apparatuses’

Joakim Landahl & Christian Lundahl. (Mis-)Trust in Numbers: shape shifting and directions in the modern history of data in Swedish educational reform

Ian Grosvenor & Siân Roberts. Systems and Subjects: ordering, differentiating and institutionalising the modern urban child

Inés Dussel. Counting, Describing, Interpreting: a study on early school census in Argentina, 1880-1900

Joyce Goodman. Visualising Girls’ Secondary Education in Interwar Europe: Amélie Arató’s L’Enseignement secondaire des jeunes filles en Europe

Romuald Normand. Governing Population: the emergence of a political arithmetic of inequalities in education. A Comparison Between the United Kingdom and France

 

Related titles

PISA, Power, and Policy: the emergence of global educational governance HEINZ-DIETER MEYER & AARON BENAVOT

Europeanizing Education: governing a new policy space MARTIN LAWN & SOTIRIA GREK

 

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Critical Education / Education is Critical

Critical Education / Education is Critical

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL – VOLUME 12 NUMBER 4

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EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 12 Number 4  2013   ISSN 1474-9041

SPECIAL ISSUE
THE GOVERNING OF EDUCATION IN EUROPE: Commercial actors, partnerships and strategies
Guest Editors: MAARTEN SIMONS, LISBETH LUNDAHL & ROBERTO SERPIERI

 

Maarten Simons, Lisbeth Lundahl and Roberto Serpieri. Introduction. The Governing of Education in Europe: commercial actors, partnerships and strategies OPEN ACCESS

Emiliano Grimaldi. Old and New Markets in Education: austerity, standards and ICT as pushes towards privatisation(s) in Italy

Natalie Papanastasiou. Commercial Actors and the Governing of Education: the case of academy school sponsors in England

Eli Ottesen, Birthe Lund, Sarah Grams, Marit Aas & Tine Sophie Prøitz. Educational Methods as Commodities within European Education: a Norwegian–Danish case

Ingela Andreasson & Marianne Dovemark. Transforming Insecurity into a Commodity: using the digital tools Unikum and InfoMentor as an example in Swedish education

Antonio Olmedo, Patrick L.J. Bailey with Stephen J. Ball. To Infinity and Beyond …: heterarchical governance, the Teach for All network in Europe and the making of profits and minds

Bruno Broucker & Kurt De Wit. Liberalisation and Privatisation of Higher Education in Flanders: passing the point of no return? A Case Study

GENERAL ARTICLES
Magali Ballatore & Martha K. Ferede. The Erasmus Programme in France, Italy and the United Kingdom: student mobility as a signal of distinction and privilege

Triin Lauri & Kaire Põder. School Choice Policy: seeking to balance educational efficiency and equity. A Comparative Analysis of 20 European Countries

Peter Kelly, Nick Pratt, Hans Dorf & Ulrike Hohmann. Comparing Pedagogy in Mathematics in Denmark and England

RESEARCH REPORT
Rolf Strietholt, Kerstin Naujokat, Tobias Mai, Sara Kretschmer, Stephan Jarsinski, Martin Goy, Sarah Frahm, Michael Kanders, Wilfried Bos & Inge Blatt. The National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) in Germany: an overview of design, research options and access, with a focus on lower-secondary school

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Higher Education

Higher Education

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL – VOLUME 12 NUMBER 3 (2013)

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EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 12 Number 3, 2013, ISSN 1474-9041

SPECIAL ISSUE
Contemporary Methodological Diversity in European Higher Education Research: the value of narrative, autoethnography and collective biography

CONTENTS:
Guest Editor: SHEILA TRAHAR

Sheila Trahar. Introduction. Contemporary Methodological Diversity in European Higher Education Research OPEN ACCESS

Lars Ulriksen, Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard & Lene Møller Madsen. Weaving a Bridge of Sense: students’ narrative constructions as a lens for understanding students’ coping with the gap between expectancies and experiences when entering higher education

Andrea Abbas, Paul Ashwin & Monica McLean. Qualitative Life-grids: a proposed method for comparative European educational research

Marvi Remmik, Mari Karm & Liina Lepp. Learning and Developing as a University Teacher: narratives of early career academics in Estonia

Juana M. Sancho & Fernando Hernández-Hernández. Developing Autobiographical Accounts as a Starting Point in Research

Maureen Legge. Ordinary and Extraordinary Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand: a teacher educator’s autoethnographic account of the struggle to be bicultural

Sheila Trahar. Autoethnographic Journeys in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Monne Wihlborg. Using a Process of Collective Biography Writing in Higher Education to Develop an Ability to Explore, Reveal and Critically Reflect

GENERAL ARTICLES
May Britt Postholm. Classroom Management: what does research tell us?

Michalinos Zembylas & Zvi Bekerman. Integrated Education in Conflicted Societies: is there a need for new theoretical language?

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Education for Sale?

Education for Sale?

ECER 2013, ISTANBUL – AN INVITATION

We will once again be exhibiting a large number of our books at the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, September 10-13. If you are attending do please find the time to visit us in the exhibition area (close to the Registration desk in the main entrance lobby of Building A). We will be open every day of the conference.

All our books (www.symposium-books.co.uk) will be available to order during the conference at the special price of €25.00 each (representing 50% discount, or more), inclusive of postage. Due to local requirements, please note that this year we will need to post books to you after the conference; although for some this may be inconvenient, it could helpful for those concerned about adding weight to luggage on their return journey.

Our two most recent books will also be available to order at that special conference price of €25.00:

PISA, POWER AND POLICY, edited by Heinz-Dieter Meyer & Aaron Benavot: www.symposium-books.co.uk/books/bookdetails.asp?bid=85

THE RISE OF DATA IN EDUCATION SYSTEMS, edited by Martin Lawn: www.symposium-books.co.uk/books/bookdetails.asp?bid=86

I very much look forward to meeting you in Istanbul.  

Roger Osborn-King, publisher

rok@symposium-books.co.uk

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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

TRANSFORMATIONS OF MASS SCHOOLING: SPECIAL ISSUE OF EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL – VOLUME 12 NUMBER 2 (2013)

Just published at: www.wwwords.eu/EERJ/content/pdfs/12/issue12_2.asp

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 12 Number 2, 2013, ISSN 1474-9041
 

ECER KEYNOTE, CADIZ 2012
Marcelo Caruso. Two Different Realms: politics and educational knowledge in European history

SPECIAL ISSUE
TRANSFORMATIONS OF MASS SCHOOLING
Guest Editors: RITA HOFSTETTER & BERNARD SCHNEUWLY

Rita Hofstetter & Bernard Schneuwly. Introduction. Changes in Mass Schooling: ‘school form’ and ‘grammar of schooling’ as reagents

Inés Dussel. The Assembling of Schooling: discussing concepts and models for understanding the historical production of modern schooling

André D. Robert. The French School System and the Universalist Metanarrative (1880-2000s): some reflections about so-called explanatory historical notions such as ‘la forme scolaire’

Marc Depaepe & Karen Hulstaert. Creating Cultural Hybridity by Exporting Metropolitan Structures and Cultures of Schooling and Educationalisation? The Emergence of a Congolese ‘Elite’ in the 1950s as a Starting Point for Further Research

Rita Hofstetter & Bernard Schneuwly. The International Bureau of Education (1925-1968): a platform for designing a ‘chart of world aspirations for education’

Martin Lawn. A Systemless System: designing the disarticulation of English state education

 

EERJ ROUNDTABLE, ECER 2012, CADIZ:
RESEARCH IMPACT AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Alis Oancea. Interpretations of Research Impact in Seven Disciplines

Paulina Korsnakova. Large-scale Comparative Studies of Educational Achievement: an impact case

GENERAL ARTICLES
Elena Makarova & Walter Herzog. Teachers’ Acculturation Attitudes and their Classroom Management: an empirical study among fifth-grade primary school teachers in Switzerland

Justin J.W. Powell & Claudia Finger. The Bologna Process’s Model of Mobility in Europe: the relationship of its spatial and social dimensions

Theo van Dellen. Toward a Social Responsibility Theory for Educational Research (in Lifelong Learning)

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LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (institution-wide access). If you are working within an institution that maintains a Library, please urge them to purchase a Library subscription so access is provided throughout your institution; full details for libraries can be found at www.symposium-journals.eu/prices.html

CALL FOR PAPERS For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Martin Lawn (m.lawn@btinternet.com).

In the event of problems concerning subscription, or difficulty in gaining access, please contact the publishers at support@symposium-journals.co.uk

 

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Education

Education

PISA, POWER, AND POLICY

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OXFORD STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE EDUCATION

PISA, Power, and Policy: The emergence of global educational governance

Edited by HEINZ-DIETER MEYER & AARON BENAVOT

2013 paperback 336 pages US$56.00
ISBN 978-1-873927-96-0

 
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Over the past ten years the PISA assessment has risen to strategic prominence in the international education policy discourse. Sponsored, organized and administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), PISA seems well on its way to being institutionalized as the main engine in the global accountability regime.

The goal of this book is to problematize this development and PISA as an institution-building force in global education. It scrutinizes the role of PISA in the emerging regime of global educational governance and questions the presumption that the quality of a nation’s school system can be evaluated through a standardized assessment that is insensitive to the world’s vast cultural and institutional diversity. The book raises the question of whether PISA’s dominance in the global educational discourse runs the risk of engendering an unprecedented process of worldwide educational standardization for the sake of hitching schools more tightly to the bandwagon of economic efficiency, while sacrificing their role to prepare students for independent thinking and civic participation.

 

Contents

Heinz-Dieter Meyer & Aaron Benavot. Introduction. PISA and the Globalization of Education Governance: some puzzles and problems

Taya L. Owens. Thinking beyond League Tables: a review of key PISA research questions

THE FINLAND PARADOX
Janne Varjo, Hannu Simola & Risto Rinne. Finland’s PISA Results: an analysis of dynamics in education politics

Tiina Silander & Jouni Välijärvi. The Theory and Practice of Building Pedagogical Skill in Finnish Teacher Education

Paul Andrews. What Does PISA Performance Tell Us about Mathematics Teaching Quality? Case Studies from Finland and Flanders

PISA, INSTITUTIONS, AND THE GLOBALIZATION OF
EDUCATION GOVERNANCE
David H. Kamens. Globalization and the Emergence of an Audit Culture: PISA and the search for ‘best practices’ and magic bullets

Daniel Tröhler. The OECD and Cold War Culture: thinking historically about PISA

Marlaine Lockheed. Causes and Consequences of International Assessments in Developing Countries

Sam Sellar & Bob Lingard. PISA and the Expanding Role of the OECD in Global Educational Governance

NON-EDUCATIONAL INFLUENCES ON PISA OUTCOMES
Heinz-Dieter Meyer & Kathryn Schiller. Gauging the Role of Non-educational Effects in Large-scale Assessments: socio-economics, culture and PISA outcomes

Xin Ma, Cindy Jong & Jing Yuan. Exploring Reasons for the East Asian Success in PISA

Jaap Dronkers & Manon de Heus. Immigrant Children’s Academic Performance: the influence of origin, destination and community

Yong Zhao & Heinz-Dieter Meyer. High on PISA, Low on Entrepreneurship? What PISA Does Not Measure

Stephen P. Heyneman. The International Efficiency of American Education: the bad and the not-so-bad news

POLICY
Alexander W. Wiseman. Policy Responses to PISA in Comparative Perspective

Notes on Contributors; Index

 

Related and Recent Titles:

Globalisation and Europeanisation in Education ROGER DALE & SUSAN ROBERTSON

Education in the Broader Middle East: borrowing a baroque arsenal GARI DONN & YAHYA AL MANTHRI

Globalisation and Higher Education in the Arab Gulf StatesGARI DONN & YAHYA AL MANTHRI

Higher Education and the State: changing relationships in Europe and East AsiaROGER GOODMAN, TAKEHIKO KARIYA & JOHN TAYLOR

Comparing Standards Internationally: research and practice in mathematics and beyond BARBARA JAWORKSI & DAVID PHILLIPS

An Atlantic Crossing? The Work of the International Examination Inquiry, its Researchers, Methods and Influence MARTIN LAWN

Europeanizing Education: governing a new policy space MARTIN LAWN & SOTIRIA GREK

 

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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL: VOLUME 12 NUMBER 1 (2013)

Just published at: www.wwwords.eu/EERJ/content/pdfs/12/issue12_1.asp

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 12 Number 1  2013   ISSN 1474-9041

 

ECER KEYNOTES, CADIZ 2012
Rosi Braidotti. Posthuman Humanities

Gita Steiner-Khamsi. What is Wrong with the ‘What-Went-Right’ Approach in Educational Policy?

Fuensanta Hernández Pina. Constitution, Education and Research

 

SPECIAL ISSUE
Governing Education Systems by Shaping Data: from the past to the present, from national to international perspectives
Guest Editors: VALÉRIE LUSSI BORER & MARTIN LAWN

CONTENTS:

Valérie Lussi Borer & Martin Lawn. Introduction. Governing Education Systems by Shaping Data: from the past to the present, from national to international perspectives   OPEN ACCESS

Xavier Pons. The Science from the State: the production of data by the statisticians of the French Ministry of Education, 1957-2007

Jean-Louis Guereña & Antonio Viñao. Power, Information and Control: school statistics and the Spanish educational system (nineteenth century and first third of the twentieth century)

Véronique Czáka, Mathilde Freymond & Valérie Lussi Borer. ‘A Necropolis of Numbers’: data production in Switzerland’s decentralised education system

Thomas Ruoss. Historical Change in the Production and Legitimisation of Education Statistics in Switzerland

Martin Lawn. Voyages of Measurement in Education in the Twentieth Century: experts, tools and centres

Christian Ydesen, Kari Ludvigsen & Christian Lundahl. Creating an Educational Testing Profession in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, 1910-1960

António Nóvoa. Numbers Do Not Replace Thinking

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Education

Education

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 4 (2012)

Just published at: www.wwwords.eu/EERJ/content/pdfs/11/issue11_4.asp

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 11 Number 4  2012   ISSN 1474-9041

 

CONTENTS:

Kristiina Brunila. A Diminished Self: entrepreneurial and therapeutic ethos operating with a common aim

Sofia Carlos. Governing Education in Europe: a ‘new’ policy space of European schooling

Vincent Dupriez, Christian Monseur, Maud van Campenhoudt & Dominique Lafontaine. Social Inequalities of Post-secondary Educational Aspirations: influence of social background, school composition and institutional context

Mariana G. Alves, Cláudia Neves, Nair R. Azevedo & Teresa N.R. Gonçalves. Reconstructing Higher Education? The Case of Master’s and PhD Programmes in Education in a Portuguese Institution

Helena Ostrowicka. Suitable Enemies? Governmentality of Youth: youth as a threat

Georgios Stamelos, Andreas Vassilopoulos & Marianna Bartzakli. Understanding the Difficulties of Implementation of a Teachers’ Evaluation System in Greek Primary Education: from national past to European influences

Aurora López-Fogués. The Discourses of Vocational Education and Training: a developmental response from a European perspective

Mitchell Young. Multi-level Steering and Institution Building: the European Union’s approach to research policy

Antti Saari. The Map is the Territory: educational evaluation and the topology of power

 

ECER 2011 BERLIN: EMERGING RESEARCHERS BEST PAPER
Anneli Schwartz. Pupil Responses to a Saviour Pedagogy: an ethnographic study

 

REVIEW ESSAY
Eszter Neumann. Quantifying Quality: the construction of Europe and the road to the policy of learning

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For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Martin Lawn (m.lawn@btinternet.com).

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

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Education

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 3 (2012)

Just published at: http://www.wwwords.eu/EERJ/content/pdfs/11/issue11_3.asp

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 11 Number 3, 2012, ISSN 1474-9041

 

SPECIAL ISSUE
THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM: restructuring and renewal
Guest Editors: KIRSTEN SIVESIND, JAN VAN DEN AKKER & MORITZ ROSENMUND

Kirsten Sivesind, Jan van den Akker & Moritz Rosenmund. Editorial. The European Curriculum: restructuring and renewal

Daniel Scholl. Are the Traditional Curricula Dispensable? A Feature Pattern to Compare Different Types of Curriculum and a Critical View of Educational Standards and Essential Curricula in Germany

Daniel Sundberg & Ninni Wahlström. Standards-based Curricula in a Denationalised Conception of Education: the case of Sweden

Nienke Nieveen & Wilmad Kuiper. Balancing Curriculum Freedom and Regulation in the Netherlands

Philippe Méhaut & Christopher Winch. The European Qualification Framework: skills, competences or knowledge?

Jaana Seikkula-Leino, Elena Ruskovaara, Heikki Hannula & Tuija Saarivirta. Facing the Changing Demands of Europe: integrating entrepreneurship education in Finnish teacher training curricula

David Leat, Ulrike Thomas & Anna Reid. The Epistemological Fog in Realising Learning to Learn in European Curriculum Policies

Natalie Papanastasiou. Comparison as Curriculum Governance: dynamics of the European-wide governance technology of comparison within England’s National Curriculum reforms

Stavroula Philippou. ‘Europe’ as an Alibi: an overview of twenty years of policy, curricula and textbooks in the Republic of Cyprus – and their review

Fátima Antunes. ‘Tuning’ Education for the Market in ‘Europe’? Qualifications, Competences and Learning Outcomes: reform and action on the shop floor

REVIEW ESSAY
Francesca Gobbo. The Bias of Markets

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Education

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 2 (2012)

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EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 11 Number 2, 2012, ISSN 1474-9041

SPECIAL ISSUE
GOVERNING KNOWLEDGE? PISA in Focus
Guest Editors: LUÍS MIGUEL CARVALHO, SOTIRIA GREK, ERIC MANGEZ & XAVIER PONS

Jenny Ozga. Introduction. AssessingPISA

Luís Miguel Carvalho. The Fabrications and Travels of a Knowledge-Policy Instrument

Eric Mangez & Mathieu Hilgers. The Field of Knowledge and the Policy Field in Education:PISA and the production of knowledge for policy

Xavier Pons. Going beyond the ‘PISA Shock’ Discourse: an analysis of the cognitive reception ofPISA in six European countries, 2001-2008

Eszter Neumann, Adél Kiss & Ildikó Fejes, with Iván Bajomi, Eszter Berényi, Zoltán A. Biró & Júlia Vida. The Hard Work of Interpretation: the national politics of PISA reception in Hungary and Romania

Sotiria Grek. What PISA Knows and Can Do: studying the role of national actors in the making of PISA

 

ARTICLES
Per-Olof Erixon, Anders Marner, Manfred Scheid, Tommy Strandberg & Hans Örtegren. School Subject Paradigms and Teaching Practice in the Screen Culture: art, music and the mother tongue (Swedish) under pressure

Ian Hardy. ‘Managing’ Managerialism: the impact of educational auditing on an academic ‘specialist’ school

Cristina Sin. Researching Research in Master’s Degrees inEurope

Anna Rytivaara. ‘We Don’t Question Whether We Can Do This’: teacher identity in two co-teachers’ narratives

 

REVIEW ESSAY
Magali Ballatore. Honouring Higher Education?

 

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Europeanizing Education

EUROPEANIZING EDUCATION

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Europeanizing Education: governing a new policy space

MARTIN LAWN & SOTIRIA GREK

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The study of common and diverse effects in the field of education acrossEuropeis a growing field of inquiry and research. It is the result of many actions, networks and programmes over the last few decades and the development of common European education policies. Europeanizing Education describes the origins of European education policy, as it metamorphosed from cultural policy to networking support and into a space of comparison and data. The authors look at the early development and growth of research networks and agencies, and international and national collaborations. The gradual increase in the velocity and scope of education policy, practice and instruments acrossEuropeis at the heart of the book.

The European space of education, a new policy space, has been slowly coaxed into existence; governed softly and by persuasion; developed by experts and agents; and de-politicized by the use of standards and data. It has increasing momentum. It is becoming a single, commensurable space on a rising tide of indicators and benchmarks. The construction of policy spaces by the European Union makesEuropegovernable: policy spaces have to be mobilized by networks of actors and constructed by comparative data. They are the result of transnational flows of people, ideas and practices across European borders; the direct effects of European Union policy; and, finally, the Europeanizing effect of international institutions and globalization.

The European space of education and research has become a new place of work through interconnected institutions, networks and companies, and it is being constructed through the flow of policy ideas, knowledge and practices from place to place, sector to sector, organization to organization, and across borders. This book will be useful to any scholar of the new arena of study, the European Space of Education.

Contents

1 Introduction
A Single Space? Comparison and Complexity; Networks and Standards; The Creation of the European Education Space; The Importance of ‘Soft’: networks, space and meaning; Concluding: main points of the argument

2 Research and Policy in European Education: the first stage
Europe in Competition; Mid-Twentieth-Century European Research Formation; Research Projects; Developing European Research Institutions and Skills; UNESCO and the Comparativists; The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and Surveys; The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and Educational Statistics; The Idea of a Common Project; Janne Report; Conclusion

3 Chaotic Uniformity: the rise of the European dimension in education, 1970-2000
Governing by Cooperation; Culture and Affinity; From Chaotic Uniformity to Networked Cooperation

4 Governing Education: the use of persuasive and unobtrusive power in the European Union
Introduction; Governing Associations Softly; Associations and Networks; Experts and Associations – EERA; Building a Platform: fluidity and stability in EERA; Finding a Platform – EERA; Idea of the Space and the Platform; Conclusion

5 Governance by Experts and Standards?
Using Experts; Ideas Brokers; Building a System through Standards; Assembling a Learning Space: data and platforms; Final Point

6 Second Wave Policy in European Union Education, 2000-2010
From Education to Learning: the role of data; Measuring Europe:Lisbon (2000) and after; ‘Key Data on Education inEurope’: an overview of the Eurydice Reports of 2000, 2002 and 2005; Conclusion

7 The New Political Work of Calculating Education
Constructing Data: European agencies; Eurostat; Eurydice; Constructing Europe: the role of actors; Concluding Comments

8 The OECD as an Agent of Europeanization in Education: the impact of international education assessment tools
Introduction; OECD and the Politics of Comparison; The Programme for International Student Assessment; The Case of Finland; The Case of Germany; The Case of the United Kingdom; PISA and Europe; Discussion

9 School Self-evaluation as Travelling Policy across Europe: the role of the Scottish Inspectorate and SICI
Introduction; From the View of the Local: school self-evaluation inScotland; SSE as a Travelling Policy: the Role of SICI; SICI: the beginnings; Self-Evaluation and SICI; Discussion

10 Conclusions

Notes – References – Notes on the Authors

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Globalisation and Europeanisation in Education ROGER DALE & SUSAN ROBERTSON

An Atlantic Crossing? The Work of the International Examination Inquiry, its Researchers, Methods and Influence MARTIN LAWN

Materialities of Schooling: design, technology, objects, routines MARTIN LAWN & IAN GROSVENOR

Modelling the Future: exhibitions and the materiality of education MARTIN LAWN

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THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM – A CALL FOR PAPERS

 CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE

THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM: RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL

The European Educational Research Journal (www.wwwords.co.uk/EERJ) would like to produce a special issue on the processes of curriculum reform in European education systems in 2012.

 

Editors:
Professor KIRSTEN SIVESIND, University of Oslo
Professor JAN VANDEN AKKER, University of Twente and Director General, SLO (Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development)
Professor MORITZ ROSENMUND, Universities of Vienna and Zurich

The EERJ works within the idea that European education exists today within a borderless space containing significant flows of ideas, policies and academics, between countries, in networks and associations, and in projects. From the beginning, it has encouraged research across European borders and across the field of educational studies: it has published symposia and network papers in a range of fields on European education policy, market reforms, travelling policies, public education, social capital, the technology of numbers, mobility, didactics and social justice.

This Call for Papers is focused on current processes and programmes of curriculum reform as a key problematic in understanding knowledge formation and education policy steering inEurope. Indeed, the dominance of the knowledge economy paradigm as an organising policy principle for education has accentuated research attention to comparisons of performance, policy learning, and technologies of governance like the Bologna Process and OECD PISA. However, curricula and their associated pedagogic practices remain under-researched as elements in the shaping and governing of a European education policy space.

After a long dominance of national reform efforts and decentralised decision power, Europeanisation and cross-national comparisons are becoming more central in the national educational policy agenda. New qualifications frameworks acrossEuropedraw attention, not only to quality processes, but to common interests in curriculum and evaluation. From kindergarten to higher education, policymakers and practitioners discuss what knowledge is of most worth, how to think about the curriculum, and how it should be evaluated and assessed to facilitate new ways of learning. The formation of knowledge is the core of this activity, and concentrates attention on schooling and new flexible learning pedagogies.

Questions for the Call include:
– Are national education futures still produced within curriculum texts and discourses?
– Are there convergences in curriculum thinking and theory across time and space?
– Do key agencies and actors share common ideas and mores in deciding upon the ‘what, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of teaching?
– How is knowledge transferred and translated between the global and the local arena?
– Are European wide standards being created in curriculum and instruction?
– Is curriculum still a viable idea?

In a time of governing by performance and comparison, can European curriculum and knowledge formation manage its contradictions and still produce identity, meaning and culture?

Submission
The EERJ reviews submitted papers on the basis of the quality of their argument, the contemporary nature of their work, and the level of ‘speaking’ from the local to the European in which they are engaged. All the manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. All contributors should follow the journal’s guidelines provided at www.wwwords.co.uk/eerj/howtocontribute.asp There is no limit on manuscript length but they will normally be 6000-7000 words.

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2012

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