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New forms of European Union governance in the education sector? A preliminary analysis of the open method of coordination

Abstract:

This article critically explores how a new form of European Union (EU) governance - the open method of coordination (OMC) - impinges on education policies. The first part discusses three key characteristics of the OMC, in particular its flexibility, reflexivity and reliance on the techniques of new public management. It also outlines briefly why the OMC is being applied to EU education policy. The second and main part of the article develops a critical analysis of the OMC in education by ques...

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Publisher copy:
10.2304/eerj.2007.6.4.321

Authors


Alexiadou, N More by this author
Journal:
European Educational Research Journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
321-335
Publication date:
2007
DOI:
ISSN:
1474-9041
URN:
uuid:3e1a4a18-593a-4fe9-8dc2-fa9fe5bc2a01
Source identifiers:
290116
Local pid:
pubs:290116
Language:
English

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