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ERIC Number: EJ822412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Convergences and Hybridization of Educational Policies around "Post-Bureaucratic" Models of Regulation
Maroy, Christian
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v39 n1 p71-84 Jan 2009
Our purpose is to document convergences and divergences in the mode of institutional regulation of the education systems in five European countries (Belgium, England, France, Hungary and Portugal). On the national level, partially convergent policies create, to varying degrees and with different temporal rhythms, variants of a post-bureaucratic regulation regime which seeks to go beyond the bureaucratic-professional model which remains dominant today, by highlighting either the traits of an "evaluative state" or those of the "quasi-market" model. However, beyond the influence of these transnational models, path dependencies also exist and, in addition, we witness hybridization of these models with institutional, political and/or ideological constraints specific to each country. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; France; Hungary; Portugal; United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England)
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