The social dimension as a power discourse of governance in European Area of Higher Education

“The social dimension as a power discourse of governance in European Area of Higher Education” Antigone Sarakinioti Pages 98 – 119 Abstract The present study traces the policy discourse of social dimension articulated in the course of the Bologna Process. The aim is to capture and interpret the emerging meaning and practices promoting social dimension […]

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“Soft power” and “educational diplomacy”: International exchange programs as mechanisms of educational governance

““Soft power” and “educational diplomacy”: International exchange programs as mechanisms of educational governance” Yiannis Roussakis Pages 120 – 144 Abstract Educational exchanges are practices with long history. During the recent decades they have acquired additional importance, either as instruments of public diplomacy or as internationalization activities of educational institutions and systems, and they have attracted […]

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Critical educator in the light of a democratic and liberating education

“Critical educator in the light of a democratic and liberating education” Konstantinos Karras Pages 81 – 97 Abstract The present study raises some fundamental questions about the role of the critical educator in the light of a democratic and liberating education. In this context, key concepts discussed are equality, freedom, democracy, participation, cooperation, mutual respect […]

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Comparative Education and the human – citizen: towards a “Heteropedagogical” approach

“Comparative Education and the human – citizen: towards a “Heteropedagogical” approach” Pella Calogiannakis Pages 61 – 80 Abstract In the present study, Comparative Education (CE) is linked to the contemporary challenges of the current socio-cultural and educational context. In particular, it is related to issues of political socialization and otherness, with an emphasis on the […]

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Democratic governance and Human Rights in Education: the school community as a field for regaining public space

“Democratic governance and Human Rights in Education: the school community as a field for regaining public space” Evie Zambeta Pages 39 – 60 Abstract This articles grapples with the issue of democratic governance at the school level. Drawing upon the works of Colin Crauch on post-democracy and Jurgen Habermas on “the ideal speech situation” and […]

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State, educational governance and control mechanisms

“State, educational governance and control mechanisms” Aristotelis Zmas Pages 11 – 38 Abstract The present article argues that governments, as central bodies of state power, continue to play an important role into the arena of educational governance. More specifically, they facilitate the development of educational initiatives by various non-state actors such as international bodies, NGOs, […]

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Writing global education policy research

“Writing global education policy research” Stephen Carney Pages: 30 – 49 Abstract This article confronts an absence at the centre of education policy studies which often misses the chance to embody global complexity through open-ended, transgressive or, even, ambivalent approaches to enquiry.Methodologically, such work appears to favour a gaze from above and across space, simplifying […]

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European higher education policy and its influences in Greece, before and during the economic crisis

“European higher education policy and its influences in Greece, before and during the economic crisis” Eleni Prokou Pages: 143 –  173 Abstract The argument of this article is that the shift from “equality of educational opportunities” to “quality” in higher education in Europe has been expressed through the emphasis in economic efficiency/effectiveness and university “output”, reduction […]

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Το PISA και η αναδόμηση της δημιουργικότητας Capturing the spark: PISA and the reconstruction of creativity

“Το PISA και η αναδόμηση της δημιουργικότητας Capturing the spark: PISA and the reconstruction of creativity” Sue Grey & Paul Morris Pages:  50 – 71 Abstract Αρχικά αντιληπτή ως το προνόμιο του Θείου, και αργότερα των ποιητών και των καλλιτεχνών, η δημιουργικότητα γοήτευσε τους μελετητές για γενιές. Το ανανεωμένο ενδιαφέρον για τη δημιουργικότητα, ως δεξιότητας-κλειδί […]

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Between prospect, prognosis αnd tradition: The selective use of comparison in Cyprus policy making with special reference to the New School Timetables in Secondary Education

“Between prospect, prognosis αnd tradition: The selective use of comparison in Cyprus policy making with special reference to the New School Timetables in Secondary Education “ Eleftherios Klerides & Chara Tritaiou Pages : 72 – 100 Abstract The current article examines the ways in which the education policy of the Republic of Cyprus reflects and is […]

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