Researching Global Education Policy

Diverse Approaches to Policy Movement

Policy Press
Edited by D. Brent Edwards Jr., Antoni Verger, Marcia McKenzie, Keita Takayama
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The movement of policy is a core feature of contemporary education reform. Many different concepts, including policy transfer, borrowing and lending, travelling, diffusion and mobility, have been deployed to study how and why policy moves across jurisdictions, scales of governance, policy sectors or organisations. However, the underlying theoretical perspectives and the foundational assumptions of different approaches to policy movement remain insufficiently discussed.

To address this gap, this book places front and center questions of theory, ontology, epistemology and method related to policy movement. It explores a wide diversity of approaches to help understand the policy movement phenomena, providing a useful guide on global studies in education, as well as insights into the future of this dynamic area of work.

Contributor Bio

D. Brent Edwards Jr. is Graduate Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Associate Professor of Theory and Methodology in the Study of Education at the University of Hawaii.

Antoni Verger is Professor of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Research Fellow at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA).

Keita Takayama is Professor and Director for the Global Education Office at Kyoto University, Japan.

Marcia McKenzie is Professor of Global Studies and International Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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