Shaping of European Education

Interdisciplinary approaches

Edited by Martin Lawn, Romuald Normand

© 2015 – Routledge

232 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Studies in European Education

The European dimensions of education constitute a field of growing distinctiveness and importance, with a speed, scale and complexity, reflecting the rise of international and transnational policies, and flows of data and public and private experts around Europe.

The European Policy Space for Education describes the emergence of a dense web of relations, data and people. Its speed and scale has been transformed by the push for a competitive Europe through the Lisbon Process, and by using a common set of benchmarks and networks, to governing Europe education through comparison.

The Series intends to create a space for scholars of European education policies and politics, in education studies, political science, sociology and European integration studies, and to develop interpretive studies about new European institutions, and the interplay between policy-makers, stakeholders and experts. The Series encourages research on education and its links with mobility, migration, finance, standardization and norms, knowledge and governing, and new technologies and software.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU034000
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDU043000
EDUCATION / Comparative