Professional Political and Contextual Considerations of Policy Borrowing

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We live in a globalized world characterized by rapid changes. These circumstances force public educational systems to innovate and introduce new policies that may potentially enhance the quality of their educational processes and outcomes and increase the relevance of educational services that schools provide to their communities.

The complexity of educational policy setting and the constant flow of ideas and information coming from all around the world increase the attractiveness of policy plans that have been proved successful elsewhere. The tendency to learn from the positive experiences of others and use successful educational policies created in one national context in another is termed educational policy borrowing. The cross-national transfer of educational best practices which has become prevalent allows local policymakers a better understanding of their own systems of education. It may also raise the quality of educational policies and encourage the application of specific practices and ideas in local educational contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Research Encyclopedia of Education
EditorsRosemary Papa
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)0190264098
StatePublished - 23 May 2019


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