Politics of Quality in Education : A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and Russia Hardback
Edited by Jaakko (University of Tampere, Finland) Kauko, Risto (University of Turku, Finland) Rinne, Tuomas (University of Tampere, Finland) Takala
Part of the Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education series
The question of quality has become one of the most important framing factors in education and has been of growing interest to international organisations and national policymakers for decades.
Politics of Quality in Education focuses on Brazil, China, and Russia, part of the so-called emerging nations' BRICS block, and draws on a four-year project to develop a new theoretical and methodological approach. The book builds a comparative, sociohistorical, and transnational understanding of political relations in education, with a particular focus on the policies and practices of Quality Assurance and Evaluation (QAE).
Tracking QAE processes from international organisations to individual schools, contributors analyse how QAE changes the dynamics in the roles of state, expertise, and governance.
The book demonstrates how national and sub-national actors play a central role in the adaptation, modification or rejection of transnational policies. Politics of Quality in Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of comparative and international education, as well as educational policy and politics.
It should also be essential reading for practitioners and policymakers. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351362528, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/05/2018
- Category: Educational strategies & policy
- ISBN: 9781138559738