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dc.contributor.authorHardy, Ian
dc.contributor.authorHeikkinen, Hannu
dc.contributor.authorPennanen, Matti
dc.contributor.authorSalo, Petri
dc.contributor.authorKiilakoski, Tomi
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T06:38:08Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T06:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationHardy, I., Heikkinen, H., Pennanen, M., Salo, P., & Kiilakoski, T. (2021). The ‘spirit of the times’ : fast policy for educational reform in Finland. <i>Policy Futures in Education</i>, <i>19</i>(7), 770-791. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1177/1478210320971530" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1177/1478210320971530</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47106380
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72933
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the nature of neoliberal influences upon educational policy making in the Finnish education system in recent times. The article draws upon key policy documents, government reports, journal articles and media articles about reforms in the early childhood, basic/compulsory school and vocational education and training sectors to evidence these processes. Analytically, these reforms are understood as instances of what has been referred to as ‘fast policy’. Methodologically, we draw upon principles of zeitgeist analysis to reveal the features and effects of these fast policy influences as they relate to educational provision in Finland. These features and effects include intensification and fragmentation of educational reform processes, increased individualisation and decontextualization of the educational reform agenda, and a trend towards increased instability, privatisation and reduction in funding for educational provision. The article foregrounds the features and effects as reflective of the ‘spirit of the times’ in which such reforms are undertaken, and cautions against these fast policy effects for the problematic consequences they appear to be having upon policy making processes, educational outcomes in Finland and the ‘spirits’ of Finnish educators.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolicy Futures in Education
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherfast policy
dc.subject.othereducational reform
dc.subject.otherneoliberalism
dc.subject.otherzeitgeist analysis
dc.titleThe ‘spirit of the times’ : fast policy for educational reform in Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202012036891
dc.contributor.laitosKoulutuksen tutkimuslaitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosFinnish Institute for Educational Researchen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange770-791
dc.relation.issn1478-2103
dc.relation.numberinseries7
dc.relation.volume19
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© SAGE Publications, 2020
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysouusliberalismi
dc.subject.ysokoulutuspolitiikka
dc.subject.ysokoulunuudistus
dc.subject.ysokoulutusjärjestelmät
dc.subject.ysoajan henki
dc.subject.ysopoliittinen päätöksenteko
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p20261
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p249
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11222
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p248
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27521
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p12259
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1177/1478210320971530
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


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