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MARINO REGINI , responsabile dell'insegnamento

Corso di laurea in MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND LABOUR STUDIES (MLS) Classe LM-62 Enrolled from 2014/2015 academic year - Laurea Magistrale - COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS - 2018/2019

Insegnamento obbligatorio
Anno di corso1s
Periodo di svolgimentosecondo trimestre
Settori scientifico disciplinari
  • SPS/04 - Scienza politica
Crediti (CFU) obbligatori12
Crediti (CFU) facoltativi-

Informazioni generali

Obiettivi: The key learning objectives of the course are:
-to acquire detailed empirical knowledge of education policy reforms;
-to understand and assess critically the scholarly debates and theoretical controversies in comparative education;
-to analyse current and emerging challenges faced by educational systems; and
to analyse the role of Europeanization and globalisation on educational systems.

Lingua dell'insegnamento: Inglese

Metodi didattici: Seminars; workshops; guest speakers; students' presentation; weekly tutorials of 2-3- students. For this course, there are no lectures.

Programma di studio

Programma: The course will cover the following topics:
-Historical origins of public education systems
-Issues of citizenship and education inequalities
-Funding schools and managing resources
-Assessment and Accountability Policies
-Schools and Parental Choice
-Higher Education Reforms
-Privatisation and marketisation reforms
-Globalisation of education
-Europeanisation and the Bologna process

The programme for the additional 60 hours is the same as for the course "Comparative Welfare States" (EPS). Please refer to the programme of this course for the additional 60 hours.

Short course description english flag

The fourth module of the course provides students with an understanding of the philosophical thinking, institutions, structures, and historical developments of educational systems in comparative perspective. The course will examine the philosophical foundation of civic education, the organisational, financial, and school reform dimension of educational systems in the OECD countries, and the challenges of globalisation and Europeanization. Central to the course is a comparative examination of education policy reforms in Europe, North America, and Japan, and their impact on educational inequalities and attainment. The course discusses comparative education in relation to wider governance issues, such as globalisation and Europeanization, focusing on the extent of convergence and divergence, with special attention to the frameworks used by political scientists and theories of the state.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: The core material of the fourth module of the course consists of:

Archer, M.S. (1979), Social origins of educational systems, London: SAGE
Baker, D and G. LeTendre (2005) National Differences, Global Similarities, Stanford: Stanford University Press
Barr, N. (2001) Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, risk, uncertainty and the role of the state, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Part IV on Education
Chitty, Clyde (2004) Education policy in Britain, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
David, M. (2003) ‘Education’ in P. Alcock, A. Erskine and M. May (eds.), The Student’s Companion to Social Policy, 2nd edition, London: Blackwell
Gewirtz, S. et al. (1995) Markets, Choice and Equity in Education, Buckingham: Open University Press, (chapters 1, 2, 7)
Glennerster, Howard (1998), ‘Education: reaping the harvest’, in H.Glennerster and J.Hills (eds.), The State of Welfare, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 27-74
Gorard, S. (2003), Schools, Markets and choice policies, London: Routledge Falmer
Halsey, A.H (1997), Education: culture, economy and society, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Mattei, P and A. Aguilar (2016), Secular Institutions, Islam and Education Policy. France and the U.S. in Comparative Perspective, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Phillips, D and M. Schweisfurth (2006), Comparative and International education. An introduction to theory, method and practice. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group (chapters 1 and 3)

A list of compulsory and optional journal articles will be assigned each week. A complete reading list will be available at the start of the course.

Please refer to Comparative Welfare States (EPS) for the programme and reading list for Module 1, 2, and 3 of the course.

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici per non frequentanti: The core material for the fourth module of the course consists of:

Archer, M.S. (1979), Social origins of educational systems, London: SAGE
Baker, D and G. LeTendre (2005) National Differences, Global Similarities, Stanford: Stanford University Press
Barr, N. (2001) Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, risk, uncertainty and the role of the state, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Part IV on Education
Chitty, Clyde (2004) Education policy in Britain, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
David, M. (2003) ‘Education’ in P. Alcock, A. Erskine and M. May (eds.), The Student’s Companion to Social Policy, 2nd edition, London: Blackwell
Gewirtz, S. et al. (1995) Markets, Choice and Equity in Education, Buckingham: Open University Press, (chapters 1, 2, 7)
Glennerster, Howard (1998), ‘Education: reaping the harvest’, in H.Glennerster and J.Hills (eds.), The State of Welfare, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 27-74
Gorard, S. (2003), Schools, Markets and choice policies, London: Routledge Falmer
Halsey, A.H (1997), Education: culture, economy and society, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Mattei, P and A. Aguilar (2016), Secular Institutions, Islam and Education Policy. France and the U.S. in Comparative Perspective, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Phillips, D and M. Schweisfurth (2006), Comparative and International education. An introduction to theory, method and practice. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group (chapters 1 and 3)

A list of compulsory and optional journal articles will be assigned each week. A complete reading list will be available at the start of the course.

For Module 1, 2, and 3, please refer to the programme and reading list of Comparative Welfare States (EPS).

Modalità di esame, prerequisiti, esami propedeutici

Esame in un'unica volta o suddiviso in partiunico
Modalità di accertamento conoscenzeEsame
Giudiziovoto verbalizzato in trentesimi

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame The course will be assessed for attending students on the basis of three components:
1. individual presentation (5 points out of 33)
2. essay of approx. 5,000 words (10 points out of 33)
3. final written exam (18 out of 33)

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame per non frequentanti Non attending students must pass a written final exam on the topics covered by the general reading list and the compulsory journal articles assigned weekly.

Organizzazione della didattica

Settori e relativi crediti

  • Settore: SPS/04 - Scienza politica - Crediti: 12
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Attività didattiche previste

Lezioni: 80 ore

Ricevimento Docenti

Orario di ricevimento Docenti
DocenteOrario di ricevimentoLuogo di ricevimento
MARINO REGINI , responsabile dell'insegnamentoRicevimento: su appuntamentoDipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche - Stanza 13 secondo piano

Avvertenze e altre informazioni

The course (20 hours) will cover the following topics:
-Historical origins of public education systems
-Issues of citizenship and education inequalities
-Funding schools and managing resources
-Assessment and Accountability Policies
-Schools and Parental Choice
-Higher Education Reforms
-Privatisation and marketisation reforms
-Globalisation of education
-Europeanisation and the Bologna process

The programme for the additional 60 hours is the same as for the course "Comparative Welfare States" (EPS). Please refer to the programme of this course for the additional 60 hours.