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Introduction: How to Frame Standards and Standardisation in Education

Hanne Riese (University of Bergen, Norway)
Gunn Elisabeth Søreide (University of Bergen, Norway)
Line T. Hilt (University of Bergen, Norway)

Educational Standardisation in a Complex World

ISBN: 978-1-80071-590-5, eISBN: 978-1-80071-589-9

Publication date: 20 April 2022


This introductory chapter introduces standards and standardisation as concepts of outmost relevance to current educational practice and policy across the world, and frames them historically, empirically, as well as theoretically. Furthermore, it gives an overview of how the book is structured and how it can be seen to contribute to the wider field of research in education. The chapter starts by introducing the concepts before it provides the reader with a background description of the broad discursive landscape of policy developments, as painted by educational policy research. Subsequently it describes how standards and standardisation have been theorised within educational research, and concludes with a presentation of the different contributions.



Riese, H., Søreide, G.E. and Hilt, L.T. (2022), "Introduction: How to Frame Standards and Standardisation in Education", Riese, H., Hilt, L.T. and Søreide, G.E. (Ed.) Educational Standardisation in a Complex World, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-23.



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