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Haugen, Cecilie Rønning – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Internationally, the autonomy of schools and teachers is under pressure. In Norway, recent policies emphasise output control through national testing, combined with holding schools and teachers accountable for students' results. Whereas recent research documents that the autonomy of schools and teachers is weakening in Oslo, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Professional Autonomy
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Fylkesnes, Sandra – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
This article adds to new ways of understanding the institutionalisation of Whiteness as subtle workings of race and racism within education policy. It presents a critical discourse analysis of how Whiteness works through the use and meaning making of the term 'cultural diversity' in six Norwegian teacher education policy and curriculum documents.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Whites, Ethnic Diversity
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Verger, Antoni; Fontdevila, Clara; Zancajo, Adrián – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
Over the last two decades, education privatization has become a widespread phenomenon, affecting most education systems and giving place to a consistent increase in private school enrolment globally. However, far from being a monolithic phenomenon, privatization advances through a variety of context-sensitive policy processes that translate into…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Privatization, Global Approach, Educational Policy
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Pettersson, Daniel; Prøitz, Tine Sophie; Forsberg, Eva – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
By analysing five separate OECD reviews of evaluation and assessment practices with Norway and Sweden as cases, our study illustrates different ways in which a specific international educational reasoning is blended into more context-based national education policies and, as such, works in parallel with internal reforms and agendas. It is evident…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Education, Educational Change
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Ellis, Viv; Maguire, Meg; Trippestad, Tom Are; Liu, Yunqiu; Yang, Xiaowei; Zeichner, Kenneth – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
Teach for All is a good example of a globally travelling educational reform policy. In this article, we examine the rhetoric of the reform through an analysis of its public discourse, specifically the websites for the umbrella organization, 3 of its 35 constituent projects (Teach for America, Teach First and Teach for China) and one associated…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Teaching (Occupation)
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Hall, Jeffrey Brooks; Sivesind, Kirsten – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
There is growing research interest in school inspection throughout Europe; however, there have been few comparative studies between Swedish and Norwegian school inspectorates. Such a study is necessary since little is known about how inspection policies are shaped through "governing modes" in the two Nordic countries. This paper explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
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Mausethagen, Solvi; Granlund, Lise – Journal of Education Policy, 2012
This article addresses constructions and redefinitions of teacher professionalism by focusing on the discursive negotiations between the government and the teachers' union in Norway. Based on an examination of three white papers on teacher education from the past 15 years and policy documents put forth by the Union of Education Norway during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Recognition