Policy Press

Researching Global Education Policy

Diverse Approaches to Policy Movement

Edited by D. Brent Edwards Jr., Antoni Verger, Keita Takayama and Marcia McKenzie

Published

Jul 30, 2024

Page count

320 pages

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Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

ISBN

978-1447368021

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 30, 2024

Page count

320 pages

Browse the series

Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

ISBN

978-1447368038

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Researching Global Education Policy

The movement of policy is a core feature of contemporary education reform. Many different concepts, including policy transfer, borrowing and lending, travelling, diffusion and mobility, have been deployed to study how and why policy moves across jurisdictions, scales of governance, policy sectors or organisations. However, the underlying theoretical perspectives and the foundational assumptions of different approaches to policy movement remain insufficiently discussed.

To address this gap, this book places front and center questions of theory, ontology, epistemology and method related to policy movement. It explores a wide diversity of approaches to help understand the policy movement phenomena, providing a useful guide on global studies in education, as well as insights into the future of this dynamic area of work.

D. Brent Edwards Jr. is Graduate Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Associate Professor of Theory and Methodology in the Study of Education at the University of Hawaii.

Antoni Verger is Professor of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Research Fellow at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA).

Keita Takayama is Professor and Director for the Global Education Office at Kyoto University, Japan.

Marcia McKenzie is Professor of Global Studies and International Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Part 1: Introduction

1. Global Education Policy Movement: Evolving Contexts and Research Approaches – D. B. Edwards Jr., A. Verger, M. McKenzie & K. Takayama

Part 2: Cross-Scalar Approaches

2. Not Everything That Moves Must Converge: Evidence from Global Policy and Practice on Performance-Based Accountability – A. Verger, G. Ferrer-Esteban, C. Fontdevila

3. School Accountability Policies Moving across Scales: A Comparative Case Study in Decentralized Educational Systems – A. termes & M. Pagès

4. Suitable for Global Consumption: Turning German Dual Training into a Portable Policy Idea – C. Fontdevila & O. Valiente

Part 3: Discursive and Cultural Approaches

5. Towards Global Gender Equality in Education? Economic Incentives, Global Cultures, and International Organizations’ Policy Recommendations – F. Besche-Truthe, K. Martens, D. Niemann, & M. Windzio

6. Examining Inclusive Education Policy Development Using a Critical Realist Discourse Analysis Approach – M. Chin

7. Bibliographic Ethnography of Global Education Policy Documents: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Researching the “Work” of Citations in (Con)Text – D. B. Edwards Jr. & C. Wang

Part 4: Topological Approaches

8. Policy Mobilities Are More than Global Policy Movement: Concepts and Methodologies in Education Policy Research – S. Lewis, K. N. Gulson & M. McKenzie

9. A Complex Global Governance of Education: Multiscalar Social and Emotional Learning Policy-Making in Lebanon – J, Jeong & L. Engel

10. ‘Global’ as Co-construction: A Socio-Material Analysis of Policy Movement – O. Nishimura-Sahi & N. Piattoeva

11. Assembling New Public Management: Actors, Networks and Projects – A. Wilkins, J. Collet-Sabé, T. Esper, B. Gobby & E. Grimaldi

Part 5: Decolonial Approaches

12. Pisa and the Constitution of East Asia as a Counter Reference Society: A Decolonial Intervention – K. Takayama

13. Dismantling Colonial Time as the Order and Condition of Comparison: A Critique of Modernist Secularist Historiography of Higher Education in Turkey – Y. Tunc