Comparing Education Ideologies in Northern Europe and the USA
  • Room 211, Rolle Building, Plymouth University

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In this seminar, Peter Kelly from the University's Plymouth Institute of Education considers the purpose and importance of analysing influential ideologies in Europe and the USA. 

The place of ideology in education policy debate is discussed, discerning it from and identifying its relation to discourse, and an outline is provided of how ideology influences education practice. In so doing consideration is made of why it is important to have an understanding of education ideologies and why this should be historically situated if researchers and scholars are to critically analyse, compare and learn from education practice in different national contexts. 

This includes a discussion of how national policy making is subject to cross and supranational influences and of the complex relation between policy making and local policy enactment.

This seminar is free to attend but booking is essential via the above link.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

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