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Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research

Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms

Editors: Zajda, Joseph (Ed.)

  • Explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of globalisation, ideology and education policy reforms
  • Demonstrates ideological imperatives in globalisation and its impact on democracy and equality
  • Evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the State, education reforms and outcomes in education globally
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The eleventh in the 12-volume book series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, this work sets out to explore the interrelationship between ideology and education reforms, setting it in a global context. With this as its focus, the chapters represent hand-picked scholarly research on major discourses in the field of comparative education. A compendium of the very latest thinking on the subject, this volume is, like the others in the series, a state-of-the-art sourcebook for researchers, practitioners and policymakers alike. Not only do the chapters offer a timely overview of current issues affecting comparative education and education policy research in what is now a global educational culture, but the work also contains ideas about future directions that policy reforms could take.

The book draws upon recent studies in the areas of globalisation, equity, and the role of the State. It explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research covering the State, globalisation, and education reforms. The research evinces the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of current education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way that shifts in the relationship between the State and education policy affect current trends in education reforms and schooling globally. Individual chapters critically assess the dominant discourses and debates on comparative education research in education and policy reforms. Using diverse comparative education paradigms from critical theory to globalisation, the authors focus on globalisation, ideology and democracy and examine both the reasons and outcomes of education reforms, policy change and transformation. They provide a more informed critique of models of accountability, quality and school effectiveness that are informed by Western social values. The book also draws upon recent studies in the areas of equity, cultural capital and dominant ideologies in education.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Politics of the New History School Textbooks in the Russian Federation

    Zajda, Joseph

    Pages 3-17

  • Constructing the Australian School History Curriculum: Ideology, High Politics and the History Wars in the Howard Years

    Taylor, Tony

    Pages 19-37

  • Teachers, History Wars and Teaching History Grade 6 in Greece

    Meselidis, Stilianos

    Pages 39-48

  • Why Educational Reforms Fail: The Emergence and Failure of an Educational Reform: A Case Study from Israel

    Gaziel, Haim H.

    Pages 49-62

  • Japanese National Curriculum Standards Reform: Integrated Study and Its Challenges

    Aranil, Mohammad Reza Sarkar (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3165-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms
Editors
  • Joseph Zajda
Series Title
Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3524-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3524-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3523-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3165-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 201
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