Postdoctoral Position in Policies in Education
Autonomy and Accountability Policies in Education
Reforming Schools Globally: A Multi-Scalar Analysis of Autonomy and Accountability Policies in Education REFORMED (ERC StG-2015_680172) analyzes the global dissemination and enactment of school autonomy with accountability (SAWA) policies. The main objectives of the project are, first, to analyse why and how are SAWA policies disseminating globally, and to what extent does this reform model generate international policy convergence in education. Secondly, to explain how and under what particular contextual and institutional circumstances do SAWA policies generate the expected results (in terms of innovation, learning, equity, teachers' satisfaction, etc.).
To address these questions, the REFORMED project will develop a comprehensive research approach to scrutinize the different, but mutually constitutive stages of global education policy, from the inception in global agendas stage to their operationalization and effects in multiple contexts and country settings. Specifically, REFORMED will analyze how and why SAWA policies are being adopted and re-formulated by policy actors operating at different scales, and will inquire into the institutional frameworks and policy enactment processes that explain the different effects of SAWA at the school level. A robust and multi-scalar methodological strategy that combines quantitative and qualitative methods will contribute to advancing such an innovative approach.
In the context of the REFORMED project, the postdoctoral fellow will develop tasks of research design, data collection and analysis in a Southern country (to be specified), and scientific training of/support to the PhD candidates.
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