School Accountability and Policy Learning across Education Systems in an Era of International Comparison

This seminar presents two projects with a common focus on recent developments in the international trend of school reform: “Policy Knowledge and Lesson Drawing in Nordic School Reform in an Era of International Comparison” and “REFORMED - Reforming Schools Globally: A Multiscalar Analysis of Autonomy and Accountability Policies in the Education Sector”.

09:15 -11:00 Part 1

Policy Knowledge and Lesson Drawing in Nordic School Reform in an Era of International Comparison

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Professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi
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Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor at Columbia University (Teacher College), New York, will present the rationale behind the project “Policy Knowledge and Lesson Drawing in Nordic School Reform in an Era of International Comparison” and how it has developed recently. Chanwoong Baek, PhD candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, will elaborate on the use of social network analysis in this prosjekt, and the Norwegian team, Bernadette Hörmann, Berit Karseth and Kirsten Sivesind will present some findings from the project.

Discussant: Antoni Verger, Autonomous University of Barcelona

11.15 – 13.00 Part 2

Reforming Schools Globally: A Multiscalar Analysis of Autonomy and Accountability Policies in the Education Sector

Antoni Verger, the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, will present the methodological strategy and preliminary findings of the ERC funded project “REFORMED - Reforming Schools Globally: A Multiscalar Analysis of Autonomy and Accountability Policies in the Education Sector”. This project aims at understanding how policies that promote school autonomy and accountability are being enacted in different educational settings, and inquires into the institutional frameworks that explain the different effects of these policies at the school level. It is expected that this research will contribute to promote evidence-based decisions on whether and how to use different types of school autonomy with accountability modalities to improve the effectiveness of education systems without undermining their equity and diversity.

Discussant: Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Columbia University (Teacher College), New York.

About the Lecturers

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Dr. Antoni Verger
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Gita Steiner-Khamsi holds currently a dual academic affiliation, splitting her time between Columbia University, New York, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She is also a Director of the Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training (NORRAG). Her scholarly interests cover policy borrowing and lending, globalization studies, comparative policy studies and school reform and teacher policy.

Antoni Verger does research in Social Policy, Educational Policy and Comparative Education. He coordinates the ERC funded project REFORMED.

 

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Published Feb. 28, 2018 3:10 PM - Last modified Feb. 28, 2018 11:05 PM