Handbook of Education Policy


Handbook of Education Policy

9781800375055 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Gerard A. Postiglione, Professor Emeritus, Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Christopher J. Johnstone, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, US and Wesley R. Teter, Research Fellow, Center for Advanced School Education and Evidence-based Research (CASEER), University of Tokyo, Japan
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 505 5 Extent: 400 pp
This insightful Handbook is an essential guide to educational policy around the world. As shifting geopolitics, intensified climate change, and widening economic inequalities persist, the need for informed educational policy is critical.

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This insightful Handbook is an essential guide to educational policy around the world. As shifting geopolitics, intensified climate change, and widening economic inequalities persist, the need for informed educational policy is critical.

Bringing together a unique collection of international case studies by scholars and practitioners from over twenty countries, the Handbook highlights how the contextual nature of educational policy and its implementation acknowledges both global trends and local nuance. Chapters explore key contemporary topics including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international educational policy; opportunities for academic modernization in Ukrainian society; gender equality in Korean and Japanese universities; and inclusive education policies throughout the world, including India, South Africa, and Uruguay. It further discusses the ways in which governmental, non-governmental, and global education specialists are shaping new agendas focused on equity and responding to global crises.

Offering new perspectives on educational policy in a post-pandemic world, this comprehensive Handbook will be crucial reading for students and scholars of education policy, politics and public policy, sociology, and university management. It will also be beneficial for educational research associations and international development agencies, including UNESCO, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank.
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‘The new Handbook of Education Policy edited by Postiglione, Johnstone and Teter is a welcome addition to the academic literature on the transformation of education policy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 23 chapters of this well-researched book give a comprehensive analysis of how education policy must adapt to a radically changed world. Through a skilful combination of thematic pieces and case studies from a large range of countries, the chapter authors challenge us to embrace new education policy concepts, such as public value governance and knowledge democratization, that can foster innovation and accountability in times of uncertainty. Gerard Postiglione, Christopher Johnstone, and Wesley Teter should be congratulated for this excellent scholarly contribution that has the potential of influencing policy makers all over the world to design and implement more sustainable and innovative education policies.’
– Jamil Salmi, Diego Portales University, Chile

‘This Handbook combines an up-to-date overview with theoretically-informed analysis of global education policies. It is erudite, insightful and original. It will be a vital resource for education policy researchers and an excellent starting point for students, in any location.’
– Stephen Ball, University College London, UK
Contributors: Rodrigo Arocena, Alfredo J. Artiles, Akemi Ashida, Garen Avanesian, Esther Care, Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Elizabeth Eppel, Priyal Gala, Jisun Jeong, Christopher J. Johnstone, Mona Khare, Yangson Kim, Yuto Kitamura, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Sakshi Mishra, Suguru Mizunoya, Sigamoney Naicker, Yulia Nesterova, Anatoly Oleksiyenko, Francesc Pedró, Gerard A. Postiglione, Rosalind Latiner Raby, Hei-hang Hayes Tang, Wesley R. Teter, Kathleen King Thorius, Trygve Throntveit, Edward J. Valeau, Philip Vaughter, Florian Verbeek, Yixin Wang, John C. Weidman, James H. Williams, Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi

Foreword xvii
List of abbreviations xix
1 Handbook of education policy: international perspectives in a pandemic age 1
Christopher Johnstone, Gerard A. Postiglione and Wesley Teter
2 Conceptualizing global educational policy-making in a (post)
COVID-19 world: the past as prologue? 14
John C. Weidman
3 Education policies during the COVID-19 pandemic: scope, efficiency and gaps 31
Suguru Mizunoya, Garen Avanesian, Sakshi Mishra and Yixin Wang
4 From the revolution of dignity to a revolution of academic excellence?
Paths taken and not taken in Ukraine 51
Anatoly Oleksiyenko
5 A complexity theory lens for education policy and its implications 68
Elizabeth Anne Eppel
6 Public value governance 81
Trygve Throntveit
7 Investing in education for the common good 99
Mona Khare
8 Fostering knowledge democratization even against prevailing policies:
blurring boundaries of responsibility 116
Rodrigo Arocena
9 Policy enactment and innovation: the role of local actors 129
James H. Williams and Priyal Gala
10 Where is the school going? International trends in educational innovation 147
Francesc Pedró
11 Accountability for policies: introducing twenty-first-century skills goals
into education systems 165
Esther Care
12 Accountability elasticity in relation to US federal legislation at the
intersection of race and disability 181
Kathleen King Thorius and Alfredo J. Artiles
13 Inter-sectoral challenges in higher education policy: incentivizing
cooperation and fairness through co-production 196
Nopraenue S. Dhirathiti
14 The challenges of organizing a sustainable interdisciplinary university
curriculum: a research report on the 2012 Hong Kong broadening reforms 208
Florian Verbeek
15 International cooperation in education through multifaceted partnerships 229
Yuto Kitamura and Akemi Ashida
16 Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the context of
transformative education 243
Philip Vaughter and Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi
17 Unpacking the impact of inclusion and equity policies in South Africa
and Ghana 257
Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela
18 Is gender equality a policy matter in Korean and Japanese universities?
Challenges for academics in higher education institutions 273
Yangson Kim
19 Inclusive education: rhetoric or reality in Botswana, E-Swatini,
Ethiopia, South Africa and Tanzania? 286
Sigamoney Naicker
20 Towards social justice and inclusion in education systems 301
Yulia Nesterova
21 Transnational policy-making on social and emotional learning in
crisis-affected contexts 314
Jisun Jeong
22 Identity and invisibility in policy enterprises: cases of community
colleges and global counterparts 334
Rosalind Latiner Raby and Edward James Valeau
23 Higher education policies and academic entrepreneurialism: conceptual
linkages and a contextual approach 354
Hei-hang Hayes Tang

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