“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
The current article examines the ways in which the education policy of the Republic of Cyprus reflects and is informed by the restructuring of education policy at the global and European levels. In particular, it takes up the theme of comparison and numbers exploring if and how comparative numbered data are adopted and adapted in the policy proposal for the restructuring of the timetables of Gymnasium and Grade A of the
Lyceum, entitled “Final Proposal of the Committee for the Restructuring of the Timetables of the Primary and
Secondary Public Schools”. The article argues that the usage of comparative numbered data in this policy text oscillates between ‘prospect’ (προοπτική), ‘prognosis’ (πρόγνωση) and ‘tradition’ (παράδοση).