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World Yearbook of Education 2012


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Introduction 1. Understanding Policy Borrowing and Lending, Building Comparative Policy Studies Gita Steiner-Khamsi Part 1. Agencies of Transfer 2. Toward a Critical Grammar of Education Policy Movements Roger Dale and Susan L. Robertson 3. Learning from Meetings and Comparison: A Critical Examination of the Policy Tools of Transnationals Sotiria Grek 4. Toward Post-Bureaucratic Modes of Governance: A European Perspective Christian Maroy 5. Educational Accountability and Global Governmentality Noah W. Sobe 6. Webs of Borrowing and Lending: Social Networks in Vocational Education in Republican China Barbara Schulte Part 2. Externalisation and the Politics of Policy Borrowing and Lending 7. Reimagining Attraction and `Borrowing' in Education: Introducing a Political Production Model Jeremy Rappleye 8. Bringing a Political `Bite' to Educational Transfer Studies: Cultural Politics of PISA and the OECD in Japanese Education Reform Keita Takayama 9. International Benchmarking with the Best: The Varied Role of the State in the Quest for Regional Education Hubs in Malaysia and Hong Kong Ka Ho Mok 10. Policy Borrowing and the Rise of a Vocational Education and Training System: The Case of Switzerland Philipp Gonon 11. Education Policy Borrowing Across African Borders: Histories of Learner-Centred Education in Botswana and South Africa Linda Chisholm Part 3. Selective Borrowing and the Local Adaptation of Imported Reforms 12. Contested Meanings of Educational Borrowing Iveta Silova 13. Teacher License Renewal System: Global and Local Influences on Teacher Accountability Policy in Japan Motoko Akiba and Kazuhiko Shimizu 14. The Transformation of Education Policy in Israel Julia Resnik 15. In the Shadow of Global Discourses: Gender, Education and Modernity in the Arabian Peninsula Natasha Ridge 16. Conditional Cash Transfers: Paying to Keep Children in School and Conquering the World. Three Selected Case Studies Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva Part 4. Diffusion, Travelling Reforms and Policyscapes 17. Imagining Globalisation: Educational Policyscapes Stephen Carney 18. Policy Tourism and Policy Borrowing in Education: A Trans-Atlantic Case Study Geoff Whitty 19. Flowing Discourses and Border Crossing: The Slogan of `Respect for Diversity' in Latin America Jason Beech and Emmanuel Lista 20. Facilitating Transfer: International Organisations as Central Nodes for Policy Diffusion Anja P. Jakobi Conclusions 21. Standardisation and Legitimacy: Two Central Concepts in Research on Educational Borrowing and Lending Florian Waldow

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Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. Florian Waldow is Research Director at the University of Munster, Germany.


'The 2012 World Yearbook of Education is a must-read, not only for scholars interested in global education policy, but also for anyone who wants to understand the scope and nature of educational change in the global era.' Antoni Verger, Comparative Education Review, 2013.

'The book offers a comprehensive, insightful, and nuanced examination of education policy transformation in the global era and highlights the complexity of political, economic, and social contexts within which educational changes currently take place.' Antoni Verger, Comparative Education Review, 2013.

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