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Ydesen, Christian; Grek, Sotiria – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has risen to prominence as one of the most influential international organisations in the world, in large part due to its country reviews and comprehensive comparative testing portfolio. This article starts from two proposition: (1) that fields of tension and antagonisms lie beyond…
Descriptors: Educational History, International Organizations, Relationship, Educational Policy
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Milewski, Patrice; Ydesen, Christian; Andreasen, Karen E. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This article compares and contrasts the use of mental testing and the formation of educational streaming in Denmark and Ontario during the interwar years. In this sense, the article adds nuances to the meaning of internationalism as well as contributing to our knowledge about how ideas of testing practices circulated among countries and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Foreign Countries, International Education, Correlation
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Ydesen, Christian; Myers, Kevin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This article approaches debates about how the history of the post-1945 English welfare state might be written. It argues that professionals' interventions on immigrant children can serve as a prism for understanding the crafting of the modern English welfare state. In this sense the article engages with the narrative concerning the resilience of a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Welfare Services, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Ydesen, Christian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
This article reveals perspectives based on experiences from twentieth-century Danish educational history by outlining contemporary, test-based accountability regime characteristics and their implications for education policy. The article introduces one such characteristic, followed by an empirical analysis of the origins and impacts of test-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Testing, Accountability