Policy in Education: The Formation of Educational Policy in independent Cyprus (1960-2005)

“Policy in Education: The Formation of Educational Policy in independent Cyprus (1960-2005)” Panagiotis Persianis Page 66-89 Abstract The article discusses the role of politics in the formulation of educational policy in independent Cyprus. It consists of five parts. The first part presents the parallel course of the legitimation of the Cyprus state and the formulation […]

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The Finnish Model as a proposal for the reform of Greek education. A heretical view

“The Finnish Model as a proposal for the reform of Greek education. A heretical view” Andreas Kazamias Page 58-65 Abstract This article is based on two fundamental assumptions, namely: (a) that schooling/ education is a mechanism of governance, or in Althusser’s phraseology, “an ideological mechanism of the state”, and (b) that in understanding and critically […]

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Comparative Argument and Education Policy Making: The “Finnish Education Model” and public discourse in Greece

“Comparative Argument and Education Policy Making: The “Finnish Education Model” and public discourse in Greece” Dimitris Mattheou Page 24-32 Abstract The success of its pupils in PISA has brought the Finnish system of education to the attention of many in Greece, including politicians, academics and teachers. The press is hosting articles about it, conferences are […]

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How Far Can We Learn Anything Practical from the Study of Foreign Systems of Education? Finland and the Pisa Model

“How Far Can We Learn Anything Practical from the Study of Foreign Systems of Education? Finland and the Pisa Model” Reijo Raivola Page 11-23 Abstract Following Michael Sadler’s interpretation of education as a complex cultural institution, this paper attempts to offer some thoughts on the success of the Finnish educational system in PISA, but also […]

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