The formation of a new social and cognitive identity in the Portuguese Ministry of Education

The recomposition of the techno-structure within the Portuguese Ministry of Education affects the organization of different services, the profile of their lead-ers, the type of knowledge that is produced and the means by which it is circu-lated. Read more ...


The decline in bureaucratic-professional regulation and the trade unions’ knowledge

The decline in bureaucratic-professional regulation alters the position of the trade unions in the policy-making process and tends to increase the nebulousness of the relevant knowledge that should serve as the matrix for trade union activity. Read more ...


The roles of experts in the educational policy-making process

The different roles and forms of expert intervention in the policy-making process tend to structure the relationship between knowledge and policy, (i.e. what type of knowledge is involved and how it is produced, received and disseminated). Read more ...


"Tacit" and "explicit" knowledge at the Portuguese Ministry of Education

The emergence of “explicit knowledge” in the post-bureaucratic reorganization of the Ministry of Education: the role of “specialists committees”. Read more ...


The Social and Cognitive Mapping of the Hungarian Education Area

Our analysis (Bajomi et al., 2007) provides a general overview of the institutionalized patterns of knowledge-policy relationships in the Hungarian education area, including a summary of findings for the research conducted between February 2007 and November 2007. In this research phase, the main actors and institutions of the Hungarian education area were described and analyzed in terms of the knowledge transfer mechanisms that connect them. Subsequently, we carried out a social and... Read more ...


The Education and Children’s Chances Roundtable:
scenes of policy-making in Hungary

This is the abstract of a paper published in Hungarian based on the Orientation 2/1 case study of the Hungarian Education team. Read more ...


Parents changing the Bavarian education Law

The role of local actors in the decision making process is mainly confined to the implementation phase of the public action. But the role of local actors must not be underestimated in other stages of the public action as they are a source of knowledge themselves when it comes to implementation problems as well as structural and economic needs on the “ground.” Local actors have proven that they can transmit scientific and expert knowledge to decision makers and can play a needed role as... Read more ...


The social and cognitive mapping of policy: The education sector in Romania

The report written in the frame of orientation 1 provides an analysis on knowledge and policy in national context. It seeks to map the actors of the romanian education, the knowledge potentially available for policy makers, decision makers within education, to trace the relationship between those who hold and produce knowledge and those who use knowledge in policy decisions. In order to answer the research-questions interviews were conducted within politicians, decision makers, experts and... Read more ...


Context or comparison?

New ways of governing often entail the development of indicators, benchmarks and other instruments of comparison. These risk failing to take into account the specificities of particular interests, particular situations and particular times with particular groups. How and why has comparison become so powerful? How might we take account of the idiosyncrasies of context?


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