Fabricating Quality in Education: Data and Governance in Europe by Jenny OzgaFabricating Quality in Education: Data and Governance in Europe by Jenny Ozga

Fabricating Quality in Education: Data and Governance in Europe

EditorJenny Ozga, Peter Dahler-Larsen, Christina Segerholm

Hardcover | October 3, 2011

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How is European Education Governed?

Data is now the lifeblood of education governance. At the international level, organisations like the OECD steer education systems through their programmes of assessment and the European Commission's project of creating the most successful knowledge economy in the world is driven by data collection, analysis and comparison. At the national level, policy-makers increasingly depend on data to show them where they are positioned, in relation to their competitors, and draw on data to justify policy directions. Within systems, schools and teachers have become proficient in data use, and interpret their priorities with reference to data.

This book draws on a three-year comparative study of the influence of data on education systems in Europe, looking at the contrasting policy contexts of Denmark, England, Finland, Scotland and Sweden, and examining the use of data in these systems, in relation to steering by Europe, as well as policy mediation and 'translation' of data within systems. The authors draw on interviews with key policy actors in the European Commission and with national policy makers in all five systems, as well as on local case studies and a major comparative survey of the effects of data production and use on the work of teachers and headteachers. The research brought together international researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including educationalists, political scientists and specialists in research and evaluation.

The book offers new arguments relating to the use of Quality Assurance and Evaluation as a means of standardising and harmonising education policy and practice, while also drawing attention to significant variation in policy and practice across these systems. It should be of interest to researchers, post-graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in policy studies in education and more generally.

Jenny Ozgais Professor of the Sociology of Education in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, UK.Peter Dahler-Larsenis a Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.Christina Segerholmis Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, Mid Sweden Un...
Title:Fabricating Quality in Education: Data and Governance in EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 3, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041558342X

ISBN - 13:9780415583428

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Table of Contents

IntroductionJenny Ozga, Peter Dahler-Larsen, Christina Segerholm and Hannu Simola Part I: Dimensions of Europeanisation 1. Changing Spatial and Social Relations in Education in EuropeMartin Lawn, Risto Rinne and Sotiria Grek 2: Fabricating Europe: From Culture to NumbersSotiria Grek and Risto Rinne  3. Europe Through Experts and TechnologiesMartin Lawn and Christina Segerholm 4. National Policy Brokering and the Construction of the European Education Space in England, Sweden, Finland and ScotlandSotiria Grek, Martin Lawn, Bob Lingard, Jenny Ozga, Risto Rinne, Christina Segerholm and Hannu Simola 5. Europe and the Global: The Role of the OECD in Education PoliticsRisto Rinne and Jenny Ozga 6. Europe in TranslationJenny Ozga, Peter Dahler-Larsen and Christina Segerholm Part II: Governing European Education 7. The Governance TurnJenny Ozga, Christina Segerholm and Hannu Simola 8. Governing by Numbers: The Rise of Data in EducationHannu Simola, Jenny Ozga, Janne Varjo and Vibeke Normann Andersen 9. Central-Local Relations of GovernanceJenny Ozga, Hannu Simola, Janne Varjo, Christina Segerholm, Susanna Hannus and Hannele Pik'n 10: Teachers' Perceptions of Quality Assurance and EvaluationJohn Gray, Linda Croxford, Carsten Strombaek Pedersen, Risto Rinne, Sari Silm'-Salo, Hannu Simola and Mirka M'nen-Streng Afterwod: Evaluation as a Field and as a Source of ReflectionPeter Dahler-Larsen