GLOBAL EDUCATION POLICIES (GEP)
The team Global Education Policies (GEP) is led by Professor Christian Ydesen. The team focuses on national, international and global education from comparative, sociological and historical perspectives. This approach allows for important insights into the very workings of educational policies, processes and practices.
The key contributions of the team are:
- Comparative analyses of contemporary and historical policy developments and enactments
- Increased awareness of the precursors of contemporary discourses, technologies and programmes
- Knowledge of the historical trajectories and path-dependencies and their points of convergence and divergence
- Exploration of changing configurations of various educational stakeholders, and the implications of this for policy development and governance
Pursuing these contributions, the team works across and in dialogue with policy studies, sociology of education, comparative education and history of education. In a broader sense, the team connects with sustainability agendas within the broader field of humanities and social sciences. It is this scholarly platform that allows the team to create spaces for critical reflection and the identification of possible sites of critical action.
SOME OF THE KEY RESEARCH THEMES ADDRESSED IN THIS TEAM ARE
- International organisations and corporations working in the field of education
- Inclusion and exclusion mechanisms
- Assessment, testing and accountability
- Policy reform and governance
- Social dialogue and industrial relations
- Professional development and the development of professions in education
The projects currently being undertaken by team members are:
Newcomer students' academic participation opportunities through direct enrolment in and between language communities of practice in primary school.