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Teachers' unions, education reform, and the irresistible force paradox: a comparative analysis of Finland, Switzerland, and the United States

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In education policy, the irresistible force paradox—what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?—resonates with many characterisations of the dynamics of education reform and the role of teachers’ unions in reform processes. According to many theories of teachers’ unions in the United States, the paradox is resolved in favour of the immovable object: strong teachers’ unions are alleged to block necessary reforms, hampering school effectiveness and efficiency. This res...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Social Policy and Intervention
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:aa30fd6f-9d3a-4522-8273-71bb8ccb9178
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ora:9423

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