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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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Bosche, Anne – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
The present article investigates what consequences for educational policy and/or educational administration were drawn from the upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. A popular diagnosis in political science is that political decision-makers were pushed into a "reactive" role. In the context of a general "planning euphoria", and an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, German, Educational History
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Vinovskis, Maris A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
Early American historians provided the public and policy-makers with information about US history that provided both entertainment and policy suggestions. As American historians became more professionalised in the early twentieth century, they concentrated more on their own scholarly concerns and less on policy-relevant writings. In recent…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational History, United States History, Historians
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Kallaway, Peter – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
The advent of educational policy debate and educational research in the first half of the twentieth century is part of the quest for respectability and influence in the social sciences. There was an increasing quest for "objective" methodologies and data as missionary societies, philanthropic foundations and governments sought reliable…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Philanthropic Foundations, Anthropology, Foreign Countries