Re-imagining educational standards

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Abstract / Description of output

This chapter unpacks the ontological conjectures underlying economy-oriented standardisation of educational institutions, practices and processes and reflects on alternative – and arguably more desirable – rationales for standardisation in education. Drawing from the works of Maxine Greene and John Dewey, as well as Critical Theory, this chapter contrasts the future-oriented educational concepts at the foundation of economy-directed standardisation – which are oriented on the attainment of certain future ‘outcomes’ – with standardisation rationales based on present-oriented educational theories that derive the purpose of education from educational experience and interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational Standardisation in a Complex World
EditorsHanne Riese, Line Hilt, Gunn Søreide
PublisherEmerald Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9781800715899, 9781800715912
ISBN (Print)9781800715905
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • economy and education
  • accountability and control
  • PISA
  • critical theory
  • Maxine Green
  • John Dewey


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