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ERIC Number: EJ1021644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
The Paradox of the Education Race: How to Win the Ranking Game by Sailing to Headwind
Simola, Hannu; Rinne, Risto; Varjo, Janne; Kauko, Jaakko
Journal of Education Policy, v28 n5 spec iss p612-633 2013
In this article, we experiment with the idea of combining path dependency, convergence and contingency in explaining Finnish distinctiveness in education policy and politics since the early 1990s. The focus of this article is on quality assurance and evaluation (QAE) in comprehensive schooling. We elaborate on and contextualise the Finnish QAE model by analysing the particular and somewhat ambiguous ways in which global QAE practices have -- or have not -- been received and mediated in Finland.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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