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Globalisation, Policy and Comparative Research

Discourses of Globalisation

Zajda, Joseph, Rust, Val (Eds.)

2009, 180p.

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  • Provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information
  • Offers the latest findings on critical issues in comparative education
  • Serves as a sourcebook of ideas for researchers, practitioners and policymakers
  • Gives a timely overview and provides future directions

This book critically examines the overall interplay between comparative education discourses, globalisation, and education. It draws upon recent studies in relevant areas and explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches. It demonstrates the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way the relationship between the State and education policy affects current models and trends in education reforms and schooling globally. Various chapters critique the dominant debates and the newly constructed and re-invented models of neo-liberal ideology in education. Using a number of diverse paradigms in comparative education research, ranging from critical theory to globalisation, the authors, by focusing on globalisation, ideology and democracy, examine both the reasons and outcomes of education reforms, policy change and transformation and provide a more informed critique on the Western-driven models of accountability, quality and school effectiveness.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » comparative education - cultural capital - education - education policy - education policy research - educational research - global culture - policy change - quality - school effectiveness - social justice - transformational educational reforms

Related subjects » Education & Language

Table of contents 

Dedication. Preface; Joseph Zajda. Acknowledgements. 1. Globalisation and its Impact on Education and Policy; Joseph Zajda. 2. Comparative Education in an Increasingly Globalised World; Lynn Davies. 3. Globalisation and its Malcontents: In Pursuit of the Promise of Education; Crain Soudien. 4. To Compare is Human: Comparison as a Research Methodology; David Wilson. 5. Globalisation and Marginalization in Higher Education; Adeela Arshad-Ayaz. 6. Globalisation of Education Policy: The World Bank’s Policy Agenda and its Effects on Developing Countries; Letitia Williams. 7. Globalisation and the Challenges for Education in Greece; Petroula Siminou. 8. Globalisation and Organizational Trends of Chinese Higher Education: The Influence of Strategy and Structure at Ten Case Study Universities; James Jacob. 9. Globalisation, Intellectual Property and the Cultural Aspects of Collaboration: Comparisons between Mexico and the United States; Armando Alcantara, Margaret M. Clements. 10. The Global Importance of Local Language Contexts in Mathematics Teaching; Philip C Clarkson.11. Globalisation, States, Markets and Higher Education Reform: the Netherlands and England; Rosamunde F.J. Becker. Index.

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