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Aviles, Enma Campozano; Simons, Maarten – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The ascendancy of neoliberal modes of governing has caused a shift in accountability practices in the public sector, including in the field of education. This shift can be observed in the accountability regimes introduced into education systems around the world. They reflect a strong focus on quality assurance/control and efficiency in order for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Accountability, Educational Change
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Simons, Maarten; Masschelein, Jan – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
The aim of this article is to analyse the evident use of the notion "educational quality" from the perspective of a critical "ontology of the present" by focusing on governmental relations. Through mapping present discourses on educational quality and related technologies, the authors analyse how our present concern with quality is part of a…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Criticism