Title: Global policy convergence through “distributed governance”? The emergence of “national” education standards in the US and Germany
Authors: Hartong, Sigrid 
Language: eng
Keywords: Distributed Governance;Education Policy;Globalisation;Heterarchy;National Education Standards
Subject (DDC): DDC::300 Sozialwissenschaften::370 Bildung und Erziehung
Issue Date: 2014
Document Type: Article
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Journal of international and comparative social policy : JICSP 
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Page Start: 10
Page End: 33
This article focuses on the discussion of global policy convergence through the implementation of “distributed governance” within the education policy sector. Here, the focus is directed at the emergence of national education standards (NES) as a simultaneous instrument of fair school control and performance increase. Both the US and Germany show a high traditional resistance to nationally centralised educational control, but experienced a massive transformation in this direction by the recent implementation of a national core curriculum initiative (National Education Standards in Germany and Common Core State Standards in the US). This article will rely on global governance and distributed governance research, focusing on the concept of “heterarchies”, to analyse the interplay of global and national contexts in the case of the rise of NES in the US and Germany, ultimately showing the concepts' contributions (and limits) to explain policy convergence.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Erziehungswissenschaft, insb. gesellschaftl., politische und rechtl. Grundlagen von Bildung und Erziehung 
ISSN: 21699763
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/21699763.2014.977803
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