ERIC Number: ED308589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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School Reform between Rationality and Politics: Expertise and Experimentation as Strategies of Conflict Management in Sweden and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Eliason, Leslie C.
This paper examined policy reform and conflict management in education. Specifically, the discussion focuses on expertise and experimentation as strategies of conflict management in Sweden and the Federal Republic of Germany. The course of events during the reform eras is traced. The fate of comparable policies under different political circumstances is discussed. A comparison of the two cases highlights both the possibilities and the limitations of including expertise and policy experimentation in educational reform processes. The Swedish and German experiences with the comprehensive school reforms provide empirical material used in the examination of the interplay between political forces and a rationalist orientation to decision-making, respectively. (53 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden; West Germany