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СОЦИЈАЛНАТА ДРЖАВА И ОБРАЗОВАНИЕТО: Обид за типологија на модели на образовна политика
SOCIAL STATE AND EDUCATION: Attempt to typology models of educational policy

Author(s): Suzana Bornarova
Subject(s): State/Government and Education, Social development, Family and social welfare, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Education
Published by: Филозофскиот факултет во Скопје
Keywords: education; education and government; educational policy;

Summary/Abstract: The article is an analysis of a topic in the domain of education policy for whose promotion both within the high education curricula and social policy in general Prof. Divna Lakinska has had large importance. With her theoretical analysis and thinking in the domain of education policy and rich scientific research on the educational status of vulnerable groups of citizens, such as children, Roma and older people, she has given a valuable contribution to raising the awareness among policy-makers and practitioners on the importance of achieving equitable access to the educational opportunities for all. The affirmation of the education policy as constituent and inseparable part of social policy and investments in education as one of the key preconditions for social wellbeing of citizens, which have been among the main professional endeavors of Prof. Divna Lakinska, are actually a subject of this article. Namely, education policy has been developing as part of social policy encouraged by the importance of education for the economic development of countries, their international competitiveness and enabling citizens for their participation in the labour market. This development of the education policy is more or less only parallel to the development of social policy in some countries, while a constituent part of it in others. As a result, social welfare states differ in terms of the ideology they promote towards education, the importance given to the support of educational opportunities as well as in terms of the linkages between education and social policies and programmes. In these respect, several models of social welfare states classified on the basis of the similarities of their education policies, may be differentiated. The article is an attempt to determine the specificities, resemblances and distinctions between these models.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 31-42
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Macedonian