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Comparative Inquiry and Educational Policy Making

By David Phillips Copyright 2008
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Building on an increasingly sophisticated body of research on policy ‘borrowing’ in education, this collection explores ways in which the foreign example in education has been and is being used by policy makers in a variety of settings, its aim being to assess the usefulness of ‘foreign’ experience in ‘home’ contexts.

    (1) Investigating Policy attraction in education. David Phillips. (2) Acting comparatively upon the educational world: puzzles and possibilities. Robert Cowen. (3) The influence of overseas examples on DES policy-making for the school system in England. 1985-1995. George Smith and Sonia Exley. (4)Cross National policy borrowing andeducational innovation: improving achievement in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham. Kimberly Ochs. (5) Educational Standards and the changing discourse on education: the reception and consequences of the PISA study in Germany. Hubert Ertl. (6) Comparative research as an instrument or EU aid and development programmes. John Sayer.(7) Assumptions and Implications of cross-national attraction in education: the case of ‘learning from Japan’. Masako Shibata.(8) The economics of Policy borrowing and lending: a study of late adopters. Gita Steiner-Khamsi. (9) Comparing the trajectories of educational change and policy transfer in developing countires. David Johnson. (10) Global and cross-national influences on education in post genocide Rwanda. Michele Schweisfurth.


    David Phillips, Department of Educational studies, University of Oxford.