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Varjo, Janne; Kalalahti, Mira – Education Inquiry, 2019
Since the 1980s, numerous education reforms in Europe and beyond have sought to dismantle centralised bureaucracies and replace them with devolved systems of schooling that emphasise parental choice and competition between diversified types of schools. Despite this general trend, Finland continues to emphasise the municipal assignment of school…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Educational Change, School Choice, Administrative Organization
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Beach, Dennis; From, Tuuli; Johansson, Monica; Öhrn, Elisabet – Education Inquiry, 2018
This article is based on a meta-ethnographic analysis of educational research from rural and urban areas in Finland, Norway and Sweden following the reorganisation of educational supply there in line with market policies. Edward Soja's concept of spatial justice shapes the analysis. Using meta-ethnography, we try to present a contextualising…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Research, Rural Areas, Urban Areas
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Lindgren, Lena; Hanberger, Anders; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
Evaluation systems of various types are an integral part of a country's education policy space, within which they are supposed to have the basic functions of enhancing accountability and supporting school development. Here we argue that in a crowded policy space evaluation systems may interfere with each other in a way that can have unintended…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, School Effectiveness
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Nordholm, Daniel – Education Inquiry, 2016
This article reports findings from a case study carried out in a Swedish municipality focusing on a school-to-school collaboration established to support implementation of a nation-wide curriculum. The aim was to study how ideas for improvements in this temporary organisation were transferred to the local schools. The findings presented are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Municipalities, Institutional Cooperation, Case Studies
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Hult, Agneta; Lundström, Ulf; Edström, Charlotta – Education Inquiry, 2016
The evaluation trend in the global education field implies new professional challenges for school principals. The purpose of this article is to describe and analyse Swedish school principals' experiences of prevailing evaluations and the implications for the profession. Specifically, we examine: a) how principals respond to evaluations and their…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Accountability
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Haara, Frode Olav; Jenssen, Eirik S.; Fossøy, Ingrid; Ødegård, Inger Karin Røe – Education Inquiry, 2016
The implementation of pedagogical entrepreneurship in schools from the perspective of lifelong learning is of significant concern at policy levels, and research is an important source of information on this process. This review article focuses on the challenges revealed by research, examines the implementation of pedagogical entrepreneurship in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Entrepreneurship, Learning Processes, Educational Policy
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Liljenberg, Mette – Education Inquiry, 2015
The Swedish education system has undergone an extensive transformation and a new policy context characterised by external control, marketing and managerial accountability is now in place. In previous research, the new context has been presented as something school leaders have to "balance against" democratic professionalism but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Leadership Responsibility
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Nordin, Andreas – Education Inquiry, 2014
Around the mid-2000s a crisis discourse emerged in educational policy-making in the EU and in Sweden. Using the EU and Sweden as empirical references, this article explores how this crisis discourse has been and is employed by politicians and NGOs. Discourse Institutionalism is used as an overall theoretical framework focusing on how the crisis…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Change, Discourse Analysis
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Jones, Ken – Education Inquiry, 2014
The Conservative-led Coalition government in Britain is strongly committed to a programme of austerity. In the short term, this is a programme which makes more difficult the country's exit from a period of recession and slow growth; in the longer term, it threatens cuts and privatisation which call into question the welfare state. Yet,…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Educational Policy, Program Development, Foreign Countries
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Shain, Farzana – Education Inquiry, 2013
This paper reviews the recent history of English education in connection with British state attempts to 'manage diversity'. It offers a new analysis on points of coherence and tension between the role of education and state policies in relation to race and ethnicity. Drawing on the Prevent strategy as an example, the paper highlights the role that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Race, Educational Policy, Cultural Pluralism
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Education Inquiry, 2013
The main goal of this study is to examine the politics of the development of intercultural education policy in Cyprus. More specifically, it examines the content of intercultural policies developed by the state and particularly the Ministry of Education and Culture. In addition, the study focuses on the challenges that may impede the development…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Schnell, Philipp; Keskiner, Elif; Crul, Maurice – Education Inquiry, 2013
By drawing on comparative analyses of successful second-generation Turks from disadvantaged family backgrounds in France and the Netherlands, this article examines pathways and mechanisms that lead to educational success against the backdrop of structural and familial disadvantages. We foreground the experiences and practices of successful…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Immigrants
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Grimaldi, Emiliano; Serpieri, Roberto – Education Inquiry, 2013
Philanthropies and private foundations are increasingly acting as key nodes of the policy assemblages through which neoliberal and neomanagerialist policies are entering the field of education in Italy. In a country where public school 'ineffectiveness' and 'resistance to innovation' are taken for granted nowadays, policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, School Effectiveness, Entrepreneurship
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Osler, Audrey; Yahya, Chalank – Education Inquiry, 2013
This paper examines tensions in implementing human rights education (HRE) in schools in Kurdistan-Iraq, both for teachers and for policy-makers, juggling nation-building and its application through schooling and child rights. We draw on documentary sources and fieldwork in two governorates, including classroom observations and interviews with…
Descriptors: Barriers, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Liberg, Caroline; Wiksten Folkeryd, Jenny; Af Geijerstam, Åsa – Education Inquiry, 2012
The focus in this article is the extent to which the school subject of Swedish in the new national curriculum in Sweden introduced in 2011 (compulsory school) has been updated in relation to ways of discussing mother tongue education. Discourse analysis is used to analyse the syllabus for Swedish from 2011. A comparison is made with the previous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Swedish, Native Language Instruction, National Curriculum
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