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Historical Change in the Production and Legitimization of Education Statistics in Switzerland


Ruoss, Thomas (2013). Historical Change in the Production and Legitimization of Education Statistics in Switzerland. European Educational Research Journal, 12(1):95-107.

Abstract

Internationalisation as a factor in the impetus for and establishment of education statistics is analysed, taking the example of Switzerland in a long-term perspective. The case of Switzerland shows that historically, international comparisons depended on the nationalisation of statistics' responsibility. This nationalisation of education statistics' authority was itself closely connected with the demand for the domestic availability of statistics from the sub-central regions. This demand was in turn coupled with the structural challenges in the education system caused by its expansion and the heterogeneous degrees of institutionalisation of education statistics

Abstract

Internationalisation as a factor in the impetus for and establishment of education statistics is analysed, taking the example of Switzerland in a long-term perspective. The case of Switzerland shows that historically, international comparisons depended on the nationalisation of statistics' responsibility. This nationalisation of education statistics' authority was itself closely connected with the demand for the domestic availability of statistics from the sub-central regions. This demand was in turn coupled with the structural challenges in the education system caused by its expansion and the heterogeneous degrees of institutionalisation of education statistics

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:02 Jan 2014 11:39
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:20
Publisher:Symposium Journals
ISSN:1474-9041
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/eerj.2013.12.1.95

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