Educational transfer: Analytical frameworks, conceptualisations and motives
Perry, L.B. and Tor, G-H (2007) Educational transfer: Analytical frameworks, conceptualisations and motives. In: 35th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society, 29 November - 2 December 2007, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Educational transfer is an important and growing body of literature in the field of comparative education. Work from the last decade has focused on the stages of the borrowing cycle, and the context, cause and rationale for education borrowing. This recent work has contributed to earlier research on the role of multilateral organizations such as UNESCO, the OECD or the World Bank in education development and transfer. This paper provides an overview of current work on educational transfer, focusing on analytical framework, conceptualisations and motives. In doing so, the authors deliberately link related literature from different disciplines and perspectives to account for education policy changes. Rather than describing the substance, agents or mechanisms of educational transfer, the paper takes an analytical approach at a higher level of abstraction by asking questions such as: What are the domain's major dimensions or sub- domains in terms of methodology and theoretical perspective? What are the strengths or weaknesses of each dimension? What topics have yet to receive attention? What conceptual models are likely to be useful in guiding next steps in the study of educational transfer? Based on the systemisation, the authors then try to chart the way forward in the domain of educational transfer research.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Education|
|Publisher:||Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society|
|Notes:||Appears In: International co-operation through education : Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society|
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