uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Silent and explicit borrowing of international policy discourses. The case of the Swedish teacher education reforms of 2001 and 2011
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (STEP)
Stockholms universitet.
2014 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 5, no 4, 445-460 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article presents different models of comparative education by discussing the government committee reports (SOU) which prepared the Swedish teacher education reforms of 2001 and 2011. These serve as examples for different kinds of policy borrowing from an international Bologna process discourse in national government document. The article facilitates Waldow (2009) term of “silent borrowing”. The reform of 2001 shows distinct references to international discourses without making this explicit. The reform of 2011 is then an example for explicit borrowing. The related government committee report refers very obvious to the Bologna process. However, this is seen as strategy in order to mark its distinction to its predecessor reform. Our cases are assumed to show how socio-historical and political contexts condition national discourses’ resources of legitimation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 5, no 4, 445-460 p.
Keyword [en]
teacher education, comparative education, policy borrowing and lending, educational reform
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238612DOI: 10.3402/edui.v5.23417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-238612DiVA: diva2:771552
Available from: 2014-12-14 Created: 2014-12-14 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(462 kB)16 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 462 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Wermke, Wieland
By organisation
Department of Education

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 16 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 152 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link