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ERIC Number: EJ764027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Diffusion of the National Qualifications Framework and Outcomes-Based Education in Southern and Eastern Africa
Chisholm, Linda
Comparative Education, v43 n2 p295-309 May 2007
This article explores policy and curriculum diffusion in southern and eastern Africa through an examination of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and outcomes-based education. The article argues that the NQF was adopted for different reasons in different contexts, but that discourse coalitions and conferences have been critical in spreading these ideas in a new regional political and economic context. It shows how South Africans have tried to export the idea at the very moment when evidence is revealing little relationship between policy intention and outcome, it is contested at home, and there is a retreat from it in some sectors of education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa