Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Hans-Georg Kotthoff, Eleftherios Klerides
      Pages 1-11
  2. Governing Education: the Role of Data, Evidence, and Accountability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jenny Ozga
      Pages 15-34
  3. Governing Schooling and Schools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Judith Hangartner, Carla Jana Svaton
      Pages 75-92
    3. Fabian Dietrich, Martin Heinrich, Maike Lambrecht
      Pages 93-104
  4. Governing Teachers and Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Stavroula Kontovourki, Eleni Theodorou, Stavroula Philippou
      Pages 107-126
  5. European and Global Networks of Educational Governance

  6. Governing Research and Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Carlo Cappa
      Pages 189-203
    3. Donatella Palomba
      Pages 205-221
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-227

About this book


The governance of education in many countries and regions of the world is currently in transition, challenging histories, remaking subjectivities and shaping possible futures. This book provides an up to date analysis and discussion of the cutting edge theme of educational governance from an international comparative perspective. The volume explores the landscape of educational governance in its broadest sense; considering new forms of steering, leadership and management, assessment and evaluation, teaching and learning, knowledge creation and the realities and possibilities for different forms of political engagement. The new spatial dynamics of education are explored in institutional settings such as schools and universities and via professional groupings such as teachers, administrators and leaders. The chapters in this book are based on the best peer reviewed papers and keynote speeches, which were delivered at the XXVI Conference of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) in June 2014 in Freiburg, Germany. Comparative Education is uniquely situated to explore the emerging dynamics of educational governance within changing and newly emerging educational spaces because it provides the opportunity to learn more about different local, national or regional educational processes and trajectories and to share knowledge about the logics, ideologies and impacts of different techniques and regimes of governance across Europe and beyond. Hans-Georg Kotthoff is Professor of Comparative Education and School Pedagogy at the University of Education Freiburg, Germany, and President of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) since 2012. Eleftherios Klerides is Lecturer in Comparative Education and History of Education at the University of Cyprus and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE).


educational governance educational spaces global governance comparative education educational policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Kotthoff
    • 1
  • Eleftherios Klerides
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Education FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.University of CyprusCyprus

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