According to Professor Emeritus Larry Cuban at Stanford University educational reforms to a large extent is based on political hype that is characterised by unrealistic expectations. This is the conclusion of a study of 23 American educational reforms. From this perspective Professor Gunnel Colnerud at Linköping University in Sweden writes on Dagens Nyheter Debate (Sweden’s largest quality daily paper) that this goes for Sweden too, that; “Reform tiredness threatens the quality”. Read the excellent article here by Professor Colnerud (in Swedish).
In Sweden I have criticised the lack of research about the conditions of the bridge between pedagogic and educational science on one side and educational political policy and reform on the other. From my own research it seems like a part of the bridge is missing and nobody is able or want to make the leap, or could be that the Ministry of Education stands in the way?
I will write more about this subject soon …