Globalizing Education

Policies, Pedagogies, and Politics

by Michael W. Apple (Volume editor) Jane Kenway (Volume editor) Michael Singh (Volume editor)
©2005 Textbook IX, 311 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 280


Because «globalization» is expressed in many ways and evokes complex responses, it demands various lines of analysis. Globalizing Education shows how this phenomenon is mediated and mitigated by a range of educational policies, pedagogies, and politics. It identifies the forms of educational governance associated with neoliberal globalism and their manifold effects on nation-state education systems, highlighting the colonizing minority-world imperatives and retraditionalizing ramifications. It also shows how the global cultural economy – the disjunctive flows of images, people, and ideas – both challenges and reinforces conventional educational trajectories. The global/national mesh-works created by drugs, technology, and unions are among the complicated connectivities explored. This book exposes the more pernicious effects on education of neo-liberal and corporate globalization and explores and identifies innovative and transformative educational policies, pedagogies, and politics.


IX, 311
ISBN (Softcover)
Globalisierung Bildungspolitik Aufsatzsammlung
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. IX, 311 pp., 4 ill.

Biographical notes

Michael W. Apple (Volume editor) Jane Kenway (Volume editor) Michael Singh (Volume editor)

The Editors: Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A former elementary and secondary school teacher and past-president of a teachers union, he has written extensively on the relationship among culture, power, and education. He has been selected as one of the fifty most important authors on education in the twentieth century. Among his award-winning books are Ideology and Curriculum, Education and Power, Teachers and Texts, Official Knowledge, Cultural Politics and Education, Educating the «Right» Way, and The State and the Politics of Knowledge. The twenty-fifth anniversary third edition of his classic Ideology and Curriculum has just been published. Jane Kenway is Professor of Global Education Studies in the Education Faculty at Monash University, Australia. Her most recent books are Consuming Children: Education-Advertising-Entertainment and Tradition and Innovation: Arts, Humanities and the Knowledge Economy (with Elizabeth Bullen and Simon Robb; Peter Lang, 2004). She is currently working on two co-authored books: Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis and Haunting the Knowledge Economy. Michael Singh is Professor of Education at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and convenor of the educational research, leadership, and policy action forum, Green Wired Safe Australia. In addition to being the co-editor of Adult Education @ 21st Century (with Peter Kell and Sue Shore; Peter Lang, 2004), he is also the co-author of Appropriating English (with Peter Kell and Ambigapathy Pandian; Peter Lang, 2002), a study of innovation of the global business of English language teaching.


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