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Educational Governance Research

Accountability Policies in Education

A Comparative and Multilevel Analysis in France and Quebec

Editors: Maroy, Christian, Pons, Xavier (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on soft accountability mechanisms in two countries understudied in the literature
  • Is an original comparative and multilevel field-study in various territories
  • Presents an innovative way of thinking about education policies by mixing North-American and European perspectives
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This book addresses current changes of education policies in a context of globalisation. It does so by focusing on the implementation of performance-based accountability policies in France and in Quebec (Canada). It questions the trajectory of these policies, their mediations and their instrumentation in various territories and schools through a theoretical framework which combines a North American neo-institutionalist approach with the perspective of the French sociologie de l’action publique. The book extends the current international literature on English-speaking experiences of hard accountability to research on “soft” accountability policies and proposes a deep investigation in two highly contrasted education systems. This investigation is multilevel and has led to field research both in schools, in intermediate authorities, and in central administrations for three years. The research presented in the book addresses the international literature on accountability in public administration and in education, the current transformations of governance in education, as well as the forms taken by the globalisation of education policies in countries differently exposed to international influences. The comparison highlights a convergent neo-statist trajectory of the performance-based accountability policy in the two countries, various forms of governance by results enacted at the local and meso level, and more intense impacts of these policies on schools and teacher’s practices in Quebec than in France.  

 


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“Accountability policies have generated a passionate debate in education, but research on "soft-accountability" models is still scarce. Maroy and Pons contribute to fill this gap by masterly conducting a comparative and multi-level study on recent accountability developments in France and Quebec. Their book is unique in analysing with a high level of empirical detail and theoretical precision how soft-accountability models emerge, evolve and operate ‘on the ground’, and how and to what extent accountability instruments are transforming teachers’ work and, more broadly, the governance of education systems.” (Antoni Verger, Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01285-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01284-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accountability Policies in Education
Book Subtitle
A Comparative and Multilevel Analysis in France and Quebec
Editors
  • Christian Maroy
  • Xavier Pons
Series Title
Educational Governance Research
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01285-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01285-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01284-7
Series ISSN
2365-9548
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 229
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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