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Educational Policy Transfer in an Era of Globalization: Theory – History – Comparison

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Jeremy Rappleye

As education becomes increasingly global, the processes and politics of transfer have become a central focus of research. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary theoretical and analytical work aimed at exploring international educational reform and reveals the myriad ways that globalization is now fundamentally altering our dominant conceptions. It illustrates how transfer has emerged to play a central part in policy formation processes worldwide, but also reveals critical differences between developed countries and aid-dependent developing states. This substantial breadth, combined with a level of empirical depth absent from current research, opens up new vistas through which to understand globalization, educational policy formation, and the modalities of transfer. In doing so, the book pushes for a reevaluation of several core assumptions of transfer and educational research more generally.

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Acknowledgements .............................................................................. XI List of figures..................................................................................... XIII Acronyms ............................................................................................ XV Introduction ........................................................................................... 1 SECTION I THEORIZATION & CONCEPTUALIZATION Chapter One Theorizing Educational Policy Transfer and Globalization ............ 19 Globalization and Comparative Education: the challenges of defining the second decade ..................................... 20 Globalization and Educational Policy Convergence: a debate crystallized ............................................................................ 26 Globalization and Educational Transfer: rethinking the modern paradigm? ....................................................... 66 Conclusion: towards an engaged contribution ................................... 82 VI Rappleye: Transfer in an Era of Globalization Chapter Two Educational Policy Transfer in an Era of Globalization: conceptualizing a contribution ........................................................... 83 Engaging the Debates: formulating research questions, vetting key definitions ..................... 83 Points of Policy Reference, Selection of Cases: are Japan and Nepal comparable? ..................................................... 100 Methodological and Other Considerations: study design, sources, and limitations .................................................................... 116 SECTION II VISTAS OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD: THE CASE OF JAPAN Introduction ....................................................................................... 127 (Re)Introducing Japanese Education: conceptualizing, locating ‘transfer’ .................................................. 127 Chapter Three Locating Educational Tranfer in Japanese History ....................... 137 (Re)Introducing Japanese Educational History: locating educational transfer ............................................................. 137 Pre-modern Educational Patterns ..................................................... 142 Transition to the Modern Paradigm: the Meiji restoration, transfer, and the multiple tributaries of ‘international influence’ (1868-1879) .......................................... 145 Self-referencing a New Modernity? The ‘German Turn’ (1880s-WWII) .................................................. 153 The Postwar Allied Occupation, Engaging Complexities of Transfer (1945-1952) ................................................................... 156 Reaction and ‘Readjustment’ (1952-early 1960s) ............................ 164 Consolidating the New System, Whither the ‘International?’ (1960s-1970s) ................................................................................... 165 Implications for Transfer .................................................................. 168 Table of contents VII Chapter Four Views from in and around the Ministry: introducing ‘two-step’ transfer ......................................................... 173 Introduction: from ‘immobilism’ to ‘transfer’ in Japanese educational policy formation ............................................................ 174 Engaging the Literature: interrogating current conceptualizations of ‘transfer’...

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