Education in the "Postnational Constellation" : the weakening of democratic, expertocratic and ethico-professional legitimation and control

The article discusses current transformations in the education systems worldwide. Focusing on the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as policy actors, it argues that 
The article discusses current transformations in the education systems worldwide. Focusing on the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as policy actors, it argues that these transformations imply a triple economization of education policy which can be observed at all levels of the education sector. The increasing importance of these organizations in educational issues marks a transition to a "postnational constellation" also in the education field insofar as the national educational sovereignty is being at least readjusted. The economization of education policy is however not restricted to bringing education closer to the needs of the economy and to turning its services into tradable goods. Rather, it also impinges on the operative level of education. A logics of production is being implemented in the self-description of the institutions of the education system, which are no longer bureaucratically administered establishments, but are rather conceived of as managerially conducted production business in which entrepreneurial action is needed. This new governance raises the problem of democratic legitimation of political decisions which ideally combines three elements: democratic, expertocratic, and ethico-professional. The article discusses the consequences of a shift in the balance of the three components with reference to Germany. Keywords: Economization of education — EU — OECD — International Education Policy — Germany — Postnational constellation.
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Author:Frank-Olaf Radtke
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-106549
Document Type:Article
Language:Portuguese
Date of Publication (online):2011/08/24
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2011/08/24
Note:
Creative Commons License CC BY-ND. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Source:Educação e Pesquisa, 36, no.spe São Paulo, Apr. 2010 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-97022010000400005
HeBIS PPN:273419072
Institutes:Erziehungswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Bildung und Erziehung
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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