PART I: FRAMING SOFT GOVERNANCE, EDUCATION AND CONVERGENCE.- Chapter 1. Education in Transition: An Empirical Puzzle.- Chapter 2. Measuring Convergence in Education Policy.- Chapter 3. Soft Governance and Voluntary Policy Convergence: A Theoretical Framework.- Chapter 4. Education Policy-Making in Switzerland: Origins and Trends.- PART II: SWITZERLAND: AN EXTREME CASE.- Chapter 5. Swiss Reforms in Compulsory Education: Drawing Lessons from PISA'a Revelations.- Chapter 6. Swiss Reforms in Higher Education: The Poster Child of the Bologna Process.- Chapter 7. Swiss Reforms in Vocational Education and Training: Cherry-Picking from the Copenhagen Process.- PART III: COMPARATIVE CONCLUSIONS.- Chapter 8. Explaining Convergence in Education Policy.- Chapter 9. Soft Governance in Education: Lessons and Prospects.
Tonia Bieber is Policy Advisor to the Federal Ministry of
Education and Research, Germany. Before, she was Senior Researcher
at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe `Transformative Power of Europe' of
Otto-Suhr-Institute, Free University of Berlin, and at the
Collaborative Research Center `Transformations of the State',
University of Bremen, Germany. She has published on multilevel
governance, international organizations, European integration in
education and training policies, and policy convergence. She is the
co-editor of Shaping Inequalities: Welfare State Transformation
and its Outcomes.