The Impact of Comparative Education Research on Institutional Theory

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David P. Baker, Alexander W. Wiseman
Emerald Group Publishing, Jul 17, 2006 - Social Science - 420 pages
This volume of "International Perspectives on Education and Society" explores how educational research from a comparative perspective has been instrumental in broadening and testing hypotheses from institutional theory. Institutional theory has also played an increasingly influential role in developing an understanding of education in society. This symbiotic relationship has proven intellectually productive. In light of the impact that comparative education research has had on institutional theory, the chapters in this volume ask where the comparative and international study of education as an institution is heading in the 21st century. Chapters range from theoretical discussions of the impact that comparative research has had on institutional theory to highly empirical comparative scholarship that tests basic institutional assumptions and trends. Two pioneers in the field, John W. Meyer and Francisco O. Ramirez, contribute the Forward and the concluding chapter. In addition to the editors, other contributors to this volume include M. Fernanda Astiz, Janice Aurini, Jason Beech, Edward F. Bodine, Karen Bradley, Claudia Buchmann, Scott Davies, Gili S. Drori, David H. Kamens, Jong-Seon Kim, Hyeyoung Moon, Hyunjoon Park, Emilio A. Parrado, Lauren Rauscher, John G. Richardson, David F. Suarez, and Regina E. Werum.
 

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Contents

The Symbiotic Relationship between Empirical Comparative Research on Education and NeoInstitutional Theory
1
Institutional Sequences Pedagogical Reach and Comparative Educational Systems
27
Effects of Expanded Higher Education on the Polity
49
Gender Egalitarianism and Difference in Higher Education
75
The Institutionalization of Human Rights Education
95
The Case of International Education Corporations
121
Educational Ministries and Laws 18002000
137
NeoInstitutional Perspectives on CrossNational Trends in Disciplinary Enrollment 19651995
157
The Case of Poland
209
A Caribbean Case Study
239
Loci of Attraction and Mechanisms of Diffusion
281
The Case of Argentina
305
A Comparative Analysis Informed by Institutional Theory
335
From Citizen to Person? Rethinking Education as Incorporation
367
Indices
389
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The Significance of Institutional Arrangements of Educational System
187

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