The Rise of Knowledge Brokers in Global Education Governance

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The Rise of Knowledge Brokers in Global Education Governance

9781035326419 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Chanwoong Baek, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Political Science; Academic Director of NORRAG; UNESCO Co-Chair in Comparative Education Policy, Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland and Gita Steiner-Khamsi, William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Comparative Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, US; Honorary UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education Policy, Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland
Publication Date: December 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03532 641 9 Extent: c 192 pp
How do policymakers orient themselves in an era of surplus information? This insightful book presents a multidisciplinary investigation into the growing influence of knowledge brokers and how they utilize data to support education policy and planning.

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How do policymakers orient themselves in an era of surplus information? This insightful book presents a multidisciplinary investigation into the growing influence of knowledge brokers and how they utilize data to support education policy and planning.

Contributors examine key actors'' roles and strategies, contextual influences, and implications for equity and inclusion in the education sector, giving voice to experts in academia, institutional think tanks and intergovernmental organizations. Illustrating brokerage concepts through distinct cases, it demonstrates that institutional approaches are markedly different, and highlights the ways in which knowledge brokers have been repurposed to bring about social change, signalling a noticeable shift in the global discourse on education governance.

The Rise of Knowledge Brokers in Global Education Governance is a valuable resource for researchers, analysts and planners in global governance, education policy and administration, international relations, political science and policy studies. It is also of interest to policymakers engaging with data and evidence in global education governance.

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‘This 10-chapter edited book examines the rise and rise of knowledge brokers in global education governance within a two-community framework of science and politics. It offers valuable insights for anyone seeking to understand the complex interplay between science and politics in the field of international cooperation in education policy. It is an immensely useful resource for comparative and international education studies and for interrogating the nexus between politics and evidence.’
– Moses Oketch, University College London, UK

‘Chanwoong Baek and Gita Steiner-Khamsi have assembled a set of scholars who illuminate the differing definitions and models of knowledge brokering, with particular attention to international organizations such as OECD and the World Bank. This book is essential reading for understanding the political origins of education policy, planning, and implementation on the world stage.’
– Aaron Pallas, Columbia University, US

‘The notion that in the formulation and enactment of education policy and governance a range of new knowledge brokers emerged, beyond the traditional producers of knowledge, is now widely recognized. What is less well understood however is how and why has their influence grown so rapidly, and with what consequences. The essays in this important and timely book interrogate these questions in ways that are empirically grounded and analytically astute. They also examine how the various knowledge brokers, both traditional and emerging, collaborate and compete, and how their emergence has created a complicated and highly contested space of knowledge production in education, giving rise a range of important issues that policy makers and researchers can ill afford to overlook.’
– Fazal Rizvi, The University of Melbourne, Australia and The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, US
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