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ERIC Number: ED313794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 42
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National and World-System Explanations of Educational Reform.
Ginsburg, Mark B.; And Others
Various theoretical approaches for explaining both the timing and focus of educational reform efforts, are discussed. Both national-level and world-system explanations as well as some suggestions for combining the contributions of both levels of analysis are examined. Additionally with respect to both levels of analysis, explanations from equilibrium perspectives are contrasted with those from conflict perspectives. The concept of the state is also given attention. The concept of educational reform as a form of social interaction in economic, cultural, and political context is developed. Besides being oriented to theory building as a scholarly activity and to comparative analysis as a basis for informing policy, the objective is to identify and clarify a number of issues to facilitate understanding of and plan for progressive action with respect to current and future reform movements. (79 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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