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Vestlandets forskerskole for pedagogikk- og utdanningsforskning (WNGER II)
Kurs

Governance and policy in education: Analytical approaches and frameworks

Course instructor: Helene Marie Kjærgård Eide

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Universitetet i Bergen FLICKR, v/Thor Brødreskift

Hovedinnhold

Within the international field of educational policy and governance research, we find a broad variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, i.e., implementation, historical institutionalism, professionalism, discourse theory, and narrative perspectives.

The seminar will focus on the contributions of (some of) these theoretical perspectives and approaches to the study of governance and policy in education. Besides general introductions, the course will include workshop sessions where the participants’ own projects will be the point of departure. The participants will be given the opportunity to attend to the advantages and challenges of the approaches to the study of educational governance and policy in their PhD-project. The aim of the course is to deepen the candidates’ knowledge of different approaches to the study of governance and policy in education.

On completion of this course, the PhD-candidates should be able to:

  • distinguish perspectives on implementation, historical constitutionalism, professionalism, discourse theory, and narrative perspectives to the study of governance and policy in education
  • discuss different approaches to the study of governance and policy in education and their respective contributions to our understanding of the field
  • explicitly describe and discuss their own perspectives and approaches to the study of governance and policy in education, as well as the possible consequences for their own PhD-project

The maximum number of course participants is 25. PhD candidates from WNGERII member institutions will be prioritized.