Education Governance and Social Theory: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research

Wilkins, Andrew and Olmedo, Antonio, eds. 2018. Education Governance and Social Theory: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350040083 [Edited Book]

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The study of 'education governance' is a significant area of research in the twenty-first century concerned with the changing organisation of education systems, relations and processes against the background of wider political and economic developments occurring nationally and globally. In Education Governance and Social Theory these important issues are critically examined through a range of innovative theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to assist in guiding those interested in better understanding and engaging with education governance as an object of critical inquiry and a tool or method of research.

With contributions from an international line-up of academics, the book judiciously combines theory and methodologies with case study material taken from diverse geo-political settings to help frame and enrich our understanding of education governance. This is a theoretically and empirically rich resource for those who wish to research education governance and its multifarious operations, conditions and effects, but are not sure how to do so. It will therefore appeal to readers who have a strong interest in the practical application of social theory to making sense of the complex changes underway in education across the globe.

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Educational Studies


4 October 2018

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05 Nov 2019 16:31

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