Edu.net builds upon, and extends, a series of research studies of education policy networks and global policy mobilities. It draws on comprehensive data resulting from a Leverhulme Trust research study focused on Africa, and a study funded by the British Academy focused on India, which explored the way in which global actors and organisations bring policy ideas to bear and are joined up in a global education policy network.
This timely and cutting-edge new work develops concepts, analyses and methods deployed in Education Plc (2008), Networks, New Governance and Education (2012) and Global Education Inc. (2012). The research is framed by an elaboration of Network Ethnography, an innovative method of policy research.
Edu.net presents the substantive findings of the authors’ research by focusing on various kinds of policy movement – people, ideas, practices, methods, money. The book is about both global education policy and ways of researching policy in a global setting. It is an essential read for policy analysts, educational academic researchers and postgraduate education students alike.
Table of Contents
1. Networks, globalisation and policy mobility 2. Network ethnography and ‘following policy’ 3. Following people, the life, the biography 4. Following things – the mobilisation of global forms 5. Following the money 6. Following the plot, the story, the narrative 7. Following Reform Appendix
Stephen J Ball is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London.
Carolina Junemann is a researcher at the Institute of Education, University College London.
Diego Santori is a senior lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Roehampton.