The OECD’s Historical Rise in Education

The Formation of a Global Governing Complex

  • Christian Ydesen

Part of the Global Histories of Education book series (GHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Background of the OECD’s Rise to the Role as a Global Authority in Education

  3. The Impact of OECD Educational Initiatives and Programs in National Contexts

  4. OECD’s Education Initiatives and Programs in a Global Perspective

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book


This edited volume focuses on the historical role of the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in shaping global education policy. In this book, contributors shed light on the present-day perspective of Comparative Education as a logical addition to current scholarship on the history of international organizations in the field of education. Doing so, the book provides a deeper understanding of contemporary developments in education that will enable us to reflect critically on the trajectories and future developments of education worldwide.


Global education International organizations OECD Comparative Education Swiss VET System PISA

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Ydesen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Culture and LearningAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33798-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33799-5
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