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Expanding and Intensifying Governance: The OECD in Education Policy

Anja P. Jakobi and Kerstin Martens

in Mechanisms of OECD Governance: International Incentives for National Policy-Making?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199591145
eISBN:
9780191594601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591145.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 8 analyzes the OECD's impact on education policy‐making. Despite its long‐term involvement in education policy, the organization has developed into a central actor in this field only ... More


Adult skills surveys and transnational organisations: globalising educational policy

Jeff Evans

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Organisations like OECD, IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) and the EU are increasingly involved in the production of transnational data. They function as ... More


Institutional change and learning: The case of Finnish basic education

Reijo Miettinen

in Innovation, Human Capabilities, and Democracy: Towards an Enabling Welfare State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199692613
eISBN:
9780191750762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692613.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Political Economy

The chapter introduces an approach of studying institutional change and development based on cultural-historical activity theory. It is used to analyze the emergence and development of the Finnish ... More


Measuring educational institutional diversity: tracking, vocational orientation and standardisation

Thijs Bol and Herman G. van de Werfhorst

in Education Systems and Inequalities: International Comparisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326106
eISBN:
9781447326212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326106.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Educational systems differ in at least three dimensions: the timing and form of tracking students, the extent to which a system provides vocationally specific skills, and the extent to which an ... More


Tracking, school entrance requirements and the educational performance of migrant students

Jaap Dronkers and Roxanne A. Korthals

in Education Systems and Inequalities: International Comparisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326106
eISBN:
9781447326212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326106.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The aim of this chapter is to investigate the relationship between tracking and migrant student performance and compare the results of native-born people, and first and second generation migrants. We ... More


A Structure for Understanding Growth

Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

in The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029179
eISBN:
9780262329170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029179.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economists have developed a variety of conceptual models of the growth process including neoclassical growth, endogenous growth, and technological diffusion models. It is difficult to distinguish ... More


The Economic Value of Educational Reform

Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

in The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029179
eISBN:
9780262329170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029179.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The prior chapters emphasize that cognitive skills have strong effects on long-run economic growth – but do not tell directly the economic value of any improvements in educational outcomes. This ... More


Profit, Choice, and Competition

Mårten Blix and Henrik Jordahl

in Privatizing Welfare Services: Lessons from the Swedish Experiment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198867210
eISBN:
9780191904073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867210.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter draws on recent empirical work and summarizes the quantitative research on the effects of privatization, for-profit firms, choice, and competition in the Swedish welfare sector. By ... More


The Finnish Comprehensive School: Conflicts, Compromises, and Institutional Robustness

Jaakko Kauko

in Great Policy Successes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198843719
eISBN:
9780191879432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843719.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For a decade, Finnish education, claimed to be among the best in the world, has basked in international glory. This reputation is largely due to the country’s success in the Programme for ... More


Educational Performance of the Children of Immigrants in Sixteen OECD Countries

Jaap Dronkers and Manon de Heus

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Using PISA 2006 data, this chapter examines the science performance of fifteen-year-old children of immigrant parents, originating from thirty-five countries and living in sixteen OECD destination ... More


The Fight against Ignorance: Participation, Standards, and Non-Economic Outcomes with Lindsay Richards

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

There was great progress in increasing participation rates in secondary and tertiary education post-war, as there was in Britain’s peer countries. There was also an increase in the proportion of the ... More


Attention to Education in the Post-Industrial Society

Christoffer Green-Pedersen

in The Reshaping of West European Party Politics: Agenda-Setting and Party Competition in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842897
eISBN:
9780191878800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842897.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an analysis of party system attention to education based on the issue incentive model. The analysis shows that large, mainstream parties’ incentives are the key factor in ... More


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