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The potential of the school for the future. Analysis of the Romanian school and institutional development strategies (English version)


  • Adela Mihaela TARANU

    () (Ph.D, Lecturer, Spiru Haret University, Teacher Training Department, 13 I. Ghica, Bucharest, ROMANIA)

  • Andrei TARANU

    () (Ph.D, Assistant Professor, National School on Political Sciences and Public Administration, Faculty on Political Science, 6-8 Povernei, Bucharest I, Phone: 0040.213180858, ROMANIA)


The relevance of education for the future is one of the critical elements in discussing the quality of education and announces “the third wave of education” (Cheng, 2000) - a new trend for future reforms concerning quality education, defined as a link between education and the needs of future individuals and communities to meet the challenges of the new millennium. Based on these considerations, we intend to investigate the potential of the Romanian school for the future in terms of the degree in which, as a result of the compulsory education reform, it has taken localization and globalization in hand, at the conceptual and factual level. In this respect, we have opted for this institutional analysis, a qualitative method that will not allow us to give verdicts; instead we can guide the formulation of hypotheses and development strategies based on contextual features. We are interested in underlining the extent to which educational policy decisions have generated a profiling context of a school connected to the global dynamics and open to the local community, as well as in identifying the factors of the internal and external

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  • Adela Mihaela TARANU & Andrei TARANU, 2012. "The potential of the school for the future. Analysis of the Romanian school and institutional development strategies (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 36, pages 113-129, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:36:y:2012:i::p:113-129

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    social work research; multilevel path modeling; conventional statistical procedures; individual-level; cluster-level.;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education


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