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Handbook of Global Education Policy (Hardcover)

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Over the past decade, the influence of global institutions and actors on domestic education policy has increased significantly. With contributions from an international cast of established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field, The Handbook of Global Education Policy provides a comprehensive and provocative overview of current research on the interplay between global policy and education. The Handbook has been strategically divided into four thematic sections, each featuring a thorough introduction designed to both facilitate readers' understanding of the topic and to highlight broader links to interdisciplinary global policy scholarship. The first section offers a comprehensive survey of current debates surrounding the role of education in global polity, while the second section highlights key transnational policy actors. The third section focuses on introducing and elucidating research methodologies, while the fourth section outlines global agendas for education reform.

Karen Mundy is the Chief Technical Officer of the Global Partnership for Education, and Professor of Comparative Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her research has focused on the global politics of "education for all" programs and policies, education reform in sub-Saharan Africa, the role of civil society in the reform of educational systems, and the policy influence of international organizations, such as the World Bank, UNESCO, and the WTO. A former President of the Comparative International Education Society, Professor Mundy has published five books and more than four dozen articles and book chapters. She is a contributor to dozens of policy papers and reports and two time winner of the George Bereday Award for best article from the Comparative and International Education Society.

Andy Green is Professor of comparative social science at UCL Institute of Education and Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Learning and Life Chances. A frequent consultant to international bodies, such as CEDEFOP, the European Commission, OECD and UNESCO, and to the UK government departments

Bob Lingard is a Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Antoni Verger is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Universitat Aut=noma de Barcelona. A former post-doctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam, Dr Verger's research specializes in two main areas: the global governance of education and education privatization policies.

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