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Takayama, Keita; Lingard, Bob – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
This paper traces the complexities, contingencies and tensions involved in the creation of a new, 'scientific' assessment in what we call Prefecture A in Japan. We start with a thick, granular description of the complicated and ongoing narrative of a new policy emergence. This descriptive account serves as a precursor to our application of an…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Psychometrics, Public Officials, International Organizations
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Lingard, Bob – Environmental Education Research, 2021
This paper focuses on the complex, entangled relationships between research and policy and suggests this is a very important topic in the contemporary era of so-called, 'evidence-based' or 'research-based' policy in education. The paper argues that we can only ever have 'evidence-informed' and 'research-informed' policy because all policy is an…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Environmental Education, Correlation, Evidence Based Practice
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Lingard, Bob – Australian Educational Researcher, 2016
This paper provides a case study of the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) in Australia with a focus on its education policy work, specifically the report, "School funding on a budget" (SFoB). CIS is a conservative right wing advocacy think tank, established in 1976 in the aftermath of the Whitlam government's policy activism, framed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Organizations (Groups)
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Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam; Baroutsis, Aspa – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2015
This paper reprises the argument for the emergence of a global education policy field and then focuses on the shared habitus of global and national policy actors and technicians. It is argued that this shared habitus is constituted as a reflection of and a contribution to the creation of the global education policy field. Bourdieu's approach to…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Global Approach, Educational Policy, Content Analysis
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Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob – British Educational Research Journal, 2014
This paper examines the expansion of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and associated growth in the influence of the OECD's education work. PISA has become one of the OECD's most successful "products" and has both strengthened the role of the Directorate for Education within the organization and enhanced…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Administration, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Lingard, Bob – Critical Studies in Education, 2013
Currently, when there is a lot of political talk about the need for "evidence-based policy", and when public policy seeks to calibrate research quality and impact, there is a pressing need to reconsider the relationships between education/al research and education policy. This article seeks to do this, beginning with considerations of the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Evidence, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
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Lingard, Bob; Mills, Martin; Hayes, Debra – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2006
Drawing on the Queensland School Reform Longitudinal Study (QSRLS), this paper documents the assessment practices of about 250 Queensland primary and secondary classrooms and the extent to which they align with those pedagogical practices described as "productive pedagogies" in the research. In considering the extent of this alignment,…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Student Evaluation, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Lingard, Bob; Rawolle, Shaun; Taylor, Sandra – Journal of Education Policy, 2005
This paper uses Bourdieu to develop theorizing about policy processes in education and to extend the policy cycle approach in a time of globalization. Use is made of Bourdieu's concept of social field and the argument is sustained that in the context of globalization the field of educational policy has reduced autonomy, with enhanced cross-field…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Policy, Sociology, Policy Formation
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Rizvi, Fazal; Lingard, Bob – Educational Theory, 2000
Introduces a collection of essays that examine the notions of globalization from the perspective of educational theory and explore the ways in which the discourses, practices, and institutions of education have been affected by globalization and the ways in which educational policies have both expressed and responded to the pressures of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
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Lingard, Bob – Journal of Education Policy, 1991
The corporate federalism concept illustrates the way a national approach to policy development for Australian schooling has been utilized by the Hawke Labor government. Negotiated consensus at the Australian Education Council has been used to arrive at these policies and to circumvent politically the constitutional and financial realities of…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education