Alluring Ideas: Cherry Picking Policy from Around the World

Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (4):516-531 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX


A common feature of contemporary policymaking is the sharing and adaptation of policies from other countries. As neo-liberal globalisation continues to impact on the development of policy, such practices are increasingly commonplace. This article considers the current phenomenon of ‘policy borrowing’ with reference to the use of data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the 2010 Schools White Paper The Importance of Teaching. The article also traces the origins of policy borrowing and shows what philosophy of education can bring to its discourse



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 77,869

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

ANT on the PISA Trail: Following the statistical pursuit of certainty.Radhika Gorur - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (S1):76-93.
Theorising the Governance of Education.Charles D. Raab - 1994 - British Journal of Educational Studies 42 (1):6 - 22.
The future of public policy.Hugh Compston - 2008 - World Futures 64 (1):43 – 59.
What Should Be the Data Sharing Policy of Cognitive Science?Mark A. Pitt & Yun Tang - 2013 - Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (1):214-221.
Avoiding policy failure.Steven Wallis - 2010 - Emergent Publications.
Beyond serving a purpose: additional ethical focuses for public policy agents.Vanessa Scholes - 2011 - In Jonathan Boston, Andrew Bradstock & David Eng (eds.), Ethics and public policy: contemporary issues. Victoria University Press.
Fellow Citizenship and U.S. Welfare Policy.Steven Daskal - 2008 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (2):281-301.
Does the Rhetoric Work? Parental Responses to New Right Policy Assumptions.Pam Boulton & John Coldron - 1996 - British Journal of Educational Studies 44 (3):296 - 306.


Added to PP

19 (#595,947)

6 months
1 (#483,919)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Should Children Have Best Friends?Mary Healy - 2016 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 36 (2):183-195.
Freedoms and Perils: Academy Schools in England.Ruth Heilbronn - 2016 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 50 (3):306-318.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Educational research and policy: Epistemological considerations.David Bridges & Michael Watts - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (s1):41-62.
New labour and school leadership 1997–2007.Helen Gunter & Gillian Forrester - 2008 - British Journal of Educational Studies 56 (2):144 - 162.
Educational Research and Policy: Epistemological Considerations.David Bridges & Michael Watts - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (supplement):41-62.
Towards a Science of Comparative Education.Harold J. Noah & Max A. Eckstein - 1969 - British Journal of Educational Studies 17 (3):334-334.

View all 6 references / Add more references