ERIC Number: EJ1056155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Middlemen and Midwives of Reform: The In-Between Worlds of Albanian Educational Policy-Makers and Professionals
Gardinier, Meg P.
Comparative Education, v51 n2 p276-292 2015
Based on a vertical case study in post-communist Albania, this article examines how three local experts become "in-betweens" who strategically mediate processes of social change. For example, they negotiate constructions of time and place, East and West, policy and practice, state and society. As they localise global educational models, the "in-betweens" concurrently engage in re-making cultural meaning. This analysis thus enhances our understanding of the cultural complexity of international educational policy transfer and localisation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Social Change, Facilitators (Individuals), Change Agents, Vignettes, Cultural Influences, Expectation, Educational Practices, Politics of Education, Government Role, Institutional Characteristics, Cultural Context, Background, Adoption (Ideas), Global Approach, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Identifiers - Location: Albania