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ERIC Number: ED492042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-29
Pages: 420
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-7623-1308-0
The Impact of Comparative Education Research on Institutional Theory. International Perspectives on Education and Society. Volume 7
Baker, David, Ed.; Wiseman, Alex, Ed.
JAI Press
This volume of International Perspectives on Education and Society explores how educational research from a comparative perspective has been instrumental in broadening and testing hypotheses from institutional theory. Institutional theory has also played an increasingly influential role in developing an understanding of education in society. This symbiotic relationship has proven intellectually productive. In light of the impact that comparative education research has had on institutional theory, the chapters in this volume ask where the comparative and international study of education as an institution is heading in the 21st century. Chapters range from theoretical discussions of the impact that comparative research has had on institutional theory to highly empirical comparative scholarship that tests basic institutional assumptions and trends. Two pioneers in the field, John W. Meyer and Francisco O. Ramirez, contribute the Forward and the concluding chapter. The other chapters are as follows: (1) The Symbiotic Relationship between Empirical Comparative Research on Education and Neo-Institutional Theory (Alexander W. Wiseman and David P. Baker); (2) Institutional Sequences, Pedagogical Reach, and Comparative Educational Systems (John G. Richardson); (3) The Theorized Society and Political Action: Effects of Expanded Higher Education on the Polity (David H. Kamens); (4) Cultural Coexistence: Gender Egalitarianism and Difference in Higher Education (Karen Bradley); (5) The Institutionalization of Human Rights Education (David F. Suarez); (6) Rethinking "Macro" and "Meso" Levels of New Institutional Analysis: The Case of International Education Corporations (Scott Davies and Janice Aurini); (7) The Normative Construction of Modern State Systems: Educational Ministries and Laws, 1800-2000 (Jong-Seon Kim); (8) The Changing Nature of Tertiary Education: Neo-Institutional Perspective onto Cross-National Trends in Disciplinary Enrollment, 1965-1995 (Gili S. Drori and Hyeyoung Moon); (9) Parental Involvement and Educational Outcomes: The Significance of Institutional Arrangements of Educational System (Hyunjoon Park); (10) Institutional Change in Postsocialist Education: The Case of Poland (Edward F. Bodine); (11) How Status Competition Complicates Institutional Explanations of Higher Educational Expansion: A Caribbean Case Study (Regina E. Werum and Lauren Rauscher); (12) The Institutionalization of Education in Latin America: Loci of Attraction and Mechanisms of Diffusion (Jason Beech); (13) Policy Enactment and Adaptation of Community Participation in Education: The Case of Argentina (M. Fernanda Astiz); (14) Educational Achievement of Immigrant-Origin and Native Students: A Comparative Analysis Informed by Institutional Theory (Claudia Buchmann and Emilio A. Parrado); and (15) From Citizen to Person? Rethinking Education as Incorporation (Francisco O. Ramirez). [For Volume 6, see ED492036.]
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Language: English
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