• Aalborg Universitet, Institut for Kultur og Læring, Kroghstræde 3, lokale 3.203

    9220 Aalborg Ø

    Denmark

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Project title:

The Rise of an Educationalized World: A Global Analysis of OECD’s Educational Recommendations, Programmes, and Impact

Presentation:

The world of today is an educationalized world. It means that societal challenges are to be solved by education. In fact, every challenge facing contemporary society – e.g. social cohesion, economic growth, and sustainability – has an unmistakable educational component. For decades, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has promoted a global vision of education as one of providing human capital to deal with social challenges and improve the economies of nation-states.

Beginning as the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) in 1948, the OECD gradually took the leading role in shaping a global education space from other international organisations culminating with the launch of the programme for international student assessment (PISA) in 2000. Today the OECD is widely recognised as the global trend-setter in education – and promoter of an educationalized world - because of its educational measurement indicators, its production of norms, and its role in governance by comparison (e.g. PISA).

The OECD’s educational recommendations and programmes carry an enormous global impact because 1) they frame and shape the public discourse and the ways decision-makers think about and deal with social and economic challenges; 2) they affect educational access, performance and benefits of different people groups; and 3) they impact the conditions under which education may be realized in different national contexts.

It is the aim of this research project to throw light on the following research questions:

  • Background: Which networks and connections of agents, organizations, governments, institutions, and which funding flows influence and mediate OECD educational recommendations and programmes?

  • Impact: How do OECD educational recommendations and programmes impact Member States and non-Member States in terms of dealing with societal challenges?

  • Comparison: What are the differences and similarities across time and place in the OECD’s educational recommendations and programmes and how are they reflected in terms of promoting and shaping an educationalized world?

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education Social Sciences
OECD Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
nation state Social Sciences
inclusion Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
school reform Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2017 2020

Historical Roots of the Global Testing Culture in Education

Andreasen, K. E. & Ydesen, C., 2 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nordic Studies in Education. 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

The formation and workings of a global education governing complex

Ydesen, C., 12 Feb 2020, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. (Global Histories of Education, Vol. 2).

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

education
history of education
world order
research policy
human resources

What can we learn about global education from historical studies of the OECD?

Ydesen, C., 12 Feb 2020, The OECD’s Historical Rise in Education: The Formation of a Global Governing Complex. Ydesen, C. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, Vol. 2. (Global Histories of Education).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

global governance
OECD
policy studies
International Organizations
education

Activities 2013 2019

What can we learn about global education from historical and global policy studies of the OECD?

Christian Ydesen (Lecturer)
4 Dec 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

What can we learn about global education from historical and global policy studies of the OECD?

Christian Ydesen (Lecturer)
29 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

What can we learn about global education from historical and global policy studies of the OECD?

Christian Ydesen (Lecturer)
28 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

Press / Media

Nye resultater af PISA-undersøgelsen og ny kritik

Christian Ydesen

04/12/2019

2 items of Media coverage

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40% af de Pisa-undersøgte går ikke i folkeskolen

Christian Ydesen

29/11/2019

2 items of Media coverage

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Podcast: Gør nationale test skolen dårligere?

Christian Ydesen

29/08/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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