1st Edition

Shaping of European Education Interdisciplinary approaches

Edited By Martin Lawn, Romuald Normand Copyright 2015
    244 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The range, speed and scale of Europeanizing effects in education, and their complexity, has produced a relatively new field of study. Using scholarship and research drawn from sociology, politics and education, this book examines the rise of international and transnational policy and the flow of data and people around Europe to study Europeanizing processes and situations in education.

    Each chapter creates a space for policy research on European education, involving a range of disciplines to develop empirical studies about European institutions, networks and processes; the interplay between policy-makers, stakeholders, experts, and researchers; and the space between the European and the national. The volume investigates the construction of European education, exploring the consideration of the role of think tanks and consultancies, international organizations, researcher mobilities, standards, indicators of higher education, and cultural metaphor.

    Bringing together international contributors from a variety of disciplines across Europe, the book will be of key value to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education studies, politics and sociology.

    1. Introduction Martin Lawn and Romuald Normand  2. Education Governance and Transnational Experts: Europe, OECD and the New Politics of Policy Mobilisation Sotiria Grek  3. The "French Pinnacle" of PISA. A Boundary Object between Translations and Irreversibility Romuald Normand  4. Soft Governance through PISA Benchmarking – German Reforms in Secondary Education Tonia Bieber, Dennis Niemann and Kerstin Martens  5. Power as Translation in the Global Governance of Education Nelli Piattoeva  6. Worlds of Educational Standards: Complex Interplays between Sociologies of Education Paolo Landri  7. The Understories of European Education: The Contemporary Life of Experts and Professionals Martin Lawn  8. "Speaking Truth to Power"? On the Challenges of Collaborative Research through European Funding Eric Mangez and Pieter Vanden Broeck  9. The (C)SI effect – School Inspection as Crime Scene Investigation Joakim Lindgren and John Clarke  10. What Kind of Public Sphere Shapes the European Educational Research Space? Marybel Suarez  11. Higher Education Governance Reforms in Europe: Concepts, Measurement and Empirical Findings Michael Dobbins and Christoph Knill  12. Transnational Academic Mobility from the Perspective of Gender Inequality – Researcher Flows and Knowledge Construction in Europe Regula Julia Leemann and Stefan Boes


    Martin Lawn is an Honorary Professor of Education in the School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK.

    Romuald Normand is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Strasbourg, France.