Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Florian Waldow are the editors of Policy Borrowing and Lending: World Yearbook of Education 2012 (Routledge, 2012). Dr. Steiner-Khamsi is professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Waldow is professor of Comparative and International Education at Humboldt University in Berlin.
This monograph provides a collection of articles that chronicle policy borrowing, also known as travelling reforms. These policies move across the world, jumping from one country or sector to the next. While the book covers a wide-array of subjects and topics (from a social network analysis of Chinese Republican Era to Japanese domestic policy concerns with PISA results), it has a strong focusing theme, tying each article together through the idea of moving policy and their origins. This book is a staple for international and comparative education, but the fields of history, economics, public policy, and political science are all relied upon throughout the various articles. Dr. Steiner-Khamsi joins the New Books in Education podcast for the interview.