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Silent and explicit borrowing of international policy discourses. The case of the Swedish teacher education reforms of 2001 and 2011
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (STEP)
Stockholms universitet.
2014 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 5, no 4, 445-460 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article presents different models of comparative education by discussing the government committee reports (SOU) which prepared the Swedish teacher education reforms of 2001 and 2011. These serve as examples for different kinds of policy borrowing from an international Bologna process discourse in national government document. The article facilitates Waldow (2009) term of “silent borrowing”. The reform of 2001 shows distinct references to international discourses without making this explicit. The reform of 2011 is then an example for explicit borrowing. The related government committee report refers very obvious to the Bologna process. However, this is seen as strategy in order to mark its distinction to its predecessor reform. Our cases are assumed to show how socio-historical and political contexts condition national discourses’ resources of legitimation.

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2014. Vol. 5, no 4, 445-460 p.
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teacher education, comparative education, policy borrowing and lending, educational reform
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238612DOI: 10.3402/edui.v5.23417OAI: diva2:771552
Available from: 2014-12-14 Created: 2014-12-14 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved

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