MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library



    Can I write to you about Ireland? John Vaizey, the Ford Foundation and Irish educational policy change, 1959-1962 [document study]


    Murray, Peter (2012) Can I write to you about Ireland? John Vaizey, the Ford Foundation and Irish educational policy change, 1959-1962 [document study]. Irish Educational Studies, 31 (1). pp. 76-75. ISSN 0332-3315

    [img]
    Preview
    Download (224kB) | Preview


    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...



    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    Abstract

    During the 1960s a paradigm shift occurred within Irish education thanks to the penetration of the Republic’s system by the OECD-sponsored economics of education. The 1965 publication of Investment in Education was the key event in this change. The document reproduced and contextualised here demonstrates how this penetration process had begun as early as the late 1950s. It was pressed forward not only by international organisations like OECD and its OEEC predecessor but also by powerful private US agencies like the Ford Foundation. As leader of the team that produced Investment in Education, Patrick Lynch is the figure primarily associated with the rise of the economics of education in Ireland. Here the key mobilising role played by Lynch’s English friend and collaborator, John Vaizey, through a combination of elite network contacts within the world of international policy analysis and personal knowledge of the Irish scene, is highlighted.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: economics of education; policy networks; paradigm shift; Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC); Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; (OECD); Ford Foundation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Kilkenny Campus
    Item ID: 9067
    Depositing User: Peter Murray
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 15:57
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Educational Studies
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
    URI:

      Repository Staff Only(login required)

      View Item Item control page

      Downloads

      Downloads per month over past year