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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Globalization and the Rise of Mass Education

Editors: Mitch, David, Cappelli, Gabriele (Eds.)

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  • Sheds more light on the link between global forces and the rise of mass education
  • Explores the connections between migration, governance and the international transmission of ideas, and mass schooling
  • Examines diverse routes to schooling across the world
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This edited collection explores the historical determinants of the rise of mass schooling and human capital accumulation based on a global, long-run perspective, focusing on a variety of countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The authors analyze the increasing importance attached to globalization as a factor in how social, institutional and economic change shapes national and regional educational trends. Although recent research in economic history has increasingly devoted more attention to global forces in shaping the institutions and fortunes of different world regions, the link and contrast between national education policies and the forces of globalization remains largely under-researched within the field.

The globalization of the world economy, starting in the nineteenth century, brought about important changes that affected school policy itself, as well as the process of long-term human capital accumulation. Large migrations prompted brain drain and gain across countries, alongside rapid transformations in the sectoral composition of the economy and demand for skills. Ideas on education and schooling circulated more easily, bringing about relevant changes in public policy, while the changing political voice of winners and losers from globalization determined the path followed by public choice. Similarly, religion and the spread of missions came to play a crucial role for the rise of schooling globally.

About the authors

David Mitch is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, USA.

Gabriele Cappelli is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Siena, Italy.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Globalization and the Rise of Mass Education—Introduction

    Pages 1-21

    Cappelli, Gabriele (et al.)

  • Missions, Education and Conversion in Colonial Africa

    Pages 25-59

    Meier zu Selhausen, Felix

  • Missionaries in Latin America and Asia: A First Global Mass Education Wave

    Pages 61-97

    Valencia Caicedo, Felipe

  • Universal Public Schooling in Colonial Korea and Taiwan

    Pages 101-127

    Go, Sun (et al.)

  • Development for the Center and Civilization for the Periphery: The First Globalization, Racial Exclusion and Regional School Development in Colombia

    Pages 129-159

    España-Eljaiek, Irina

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25417-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25416-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and the Rise of Mass Education
Editors
  • David Mitch
  • Gabriele Cappelli
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25417-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25417-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25416-2
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 338
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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