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The introduction in Spain of educational policies based on a “business” oriented style of schools' management: The case of Andalucía

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Published: 2012-10-15

Author

F. Javier Merchán

University of Sevilla

Keywords: Educational policy; business oriented management; human capital; evaluation; accountability; managerialism.

Abstract

Since Margaret Thatcher’s government in Great Britain, educational policies based on a business oriented style of management of education have been imposed in many countries all over the world. This article focuses on two key aspects of this process. First, it makes some considerations on the foundations on which these policies rest, as well as on the effects that they are having in the functioning of the educational system. Second, by studying the particular case of Andalusia, which pioneered the application of many of these new formulas, this articles discusses how these policies have been introduced in Spain.

 

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Author Biography

F. Javier Merchán

University of Sevilla

Es Catedrático de Educación Secundaria y Profesor en la Facultad de Educación de la Universidad de Sevilla. Doctor en Pedagogía por esa misma Universidad, imparte docencia en la titulación de Maestro, en la licenciatura de Pedagogía y en el Máster de Educación Secundaria. Sus líneas de investigación están centradas en el análisis de la práctica de la enseñanza, así como en la cuestión del cambio, tanto en el ámbito de la política educativa como en el de las rutinas escolares. Sobre estos temas ha publicado libros, capítulos de libros y artículos en diversos medios editoriales.

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Published: 2012-10-15

How to Cite

Merchán, F. J. (2012). The introduction in Spain of educational policies based on a “business” oriented style of schools’ management: The case of Andalucía. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 20, 32. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v20n32.2012