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ERIC Number: EJ827824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
The Appropriation of the Global Discourse in the Formulation of National Education Policies: A Case of Continuing Education of Teachers in Greece
Dakopoulou, Athanasia
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v7 n1 p83-93 Mar 2009
Educational research over the last decades has been preoccupied with the way the global discourse has been employed in national educational policy making. Examining a case of teachers' continuing education in Greece, the paper focuses on the way this global discourse has been selectively appropriated by national agents. Using data of focused interviews with key agents and the content analysis of policy documents, the paper examines the institutionalisation process arguing that (Greek) education policy is not always subject to rational planning, or global imperatives, but involves informal networks which interact parasitically inside formal policy networks to further sectoral interests.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece