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Open government partnership as a platform for advancing Open Education Policy
Gondol, Jan and Allen, Nicole

PublishedSeptember 2015
JournalOpen Praxis
Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 273-280
EditorGil-Jaurena, Inés
CountryUnited States, Slovakia, Europe

ABSTRACT
An exciting new avenue for establishing and expanding national commitments to open education has emerged through the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that aims to secure commitments from governments to make their governance more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. In the past, there has not been a strong link between open education and open government, but that has changed in the last year as both the United States and the Slovak Republic adopted commitments to open education in their OGP national action plans. The purpose of this paper is to explore OGP as a strategy for securing national-level commitments to open education in participating countries. We begin by providing background on the OGP, then discuss case studies from the United States and the Slovak Republic, and finally offer recommendations for advocates other countries to consider.

Keywords Advocacy · open education · open government · open policy

ISSN2304-070X
Other number3
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
DOI10.5944/openpraxis.7.3.214
URLhttp://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/214
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