Commentary to Part I: “Elites” and “Internationalisation” in Education Research: Essentially Contested Concepts with Great Heuristic Fertility

  • Reinhard Kreckel


This short commentary has been written with the following two starting points in mind: offers the reader a summary and some important reflections on the first section of this book. Kreckel highlights clearly how different theoretical approaches affect the interpretations offered by the contributors, as well as emphasising that education alone does not solely determine who the elites are today. Kreckel argues, therefore, that the formation, alteration and expansion of education provision within and across national systems must be framed within broader sociological understandings of the flow of power and structuring of social relations today.


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  • Reinhard Kreckel
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  1. 1.Institut für SoziologieMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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