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The OECD, Globalisation and Education Policy Vol: 13

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07 Nov 2001
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
212 pages - 156 x 234 x 12mm
Issues in Higher Education


The increasing significance of the OECD in the development of national education policies has received much attention in recent years. Although it is recognised that certain international agencies such as the OECD as key "globalizing agencies", have acquired the capacity to "persuade" nation states towards certain policy priorities, little attention has been paid to making clear how these processes of persuasion may work. This volume investigates such processes, drawing on a study of the relationship between the OECD and educational policy directions in Australia. It investigates the link between three elements of education policy, the nation state, the OECD and globalization. These links are explored through case studies in higher education and vocational education and training policy developments, drawing on the Australian experience. The book also generates questions about educational purposes and decision making in the contemporary contexts which have wider applicability.
Chapter headings:Introduction to the OECD, Globalisation and Education Policy. Acknowledgements. Why the OECD? Globalisation and Changing Educational Policy. The OECD, Globalisation and Educational Policy Making: Changing Relationships. Ideological Tensions in the OECD's Educational Work. The Politics of educational Indicators. From Recurrent Education to Lifelong Learning: the Vocational Education and Training Saga. Redefining University Education. The OECD and Educational Policies in a Changing World. References. Subject index.

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