‘The Finnish case’ is explained in a new book on dynamics in education politics

By on 20.02.2017 in Publications

9780415812573Five JustEd members have joined forces in the attempt to understand and explain what is called “the Finnish case” in a new book on dynamics in education politics.

The authors Professor Hannu Simola, the Universities of Turku and Helsinki, Associate Professor Jaakko Kauko, the University of Tampere, Lecturer Janne Varjo,  the University of Helsinki, Post-doctoral researcher Mira Kalalahti, the University of Helsinki and Professor Fritjof Sahlström, Åbo Akademi, introduce a new theoretical framework characterised as Comparative Analytics of Dynamics in Education Politics (CADEP), seeing that comparative education suffers from certain methodological deficits and is in need of robust theorisation.

New theoretical framework

The new theoretical framework CADEP focuses on relational dynamics between policy threads, actors and institutions in education politics considering the phenomena of complexity, contingency and trans-nationality in late-modern societies. 

In the book CADEP is applied and validated in analysing the “Finnish Educational Miracle” that has been attracting attention in the educational world ever since they rocketed to fame following the PISA studies during the 2000s.

The authors open up opportunities for mutual understanding and learning in their texts, rather than just celebrating the exceptional circumstances or sustainable leadership.

More information about the book Dynamics in Education Politics.

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