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.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. IX, 311 pp., 4 ill.
Contents: Michael Singh/Jane Kenway/Michael W. Apple: Globalizing Education: Perspectives from Above and Below – Jane Kenway/Elizabeth
Bullen: Globalizing the Young in the Age of Desire: Some Educational Policy Issues – Helen Nixon: Cultural Pedagogies of Technology
in a Globalized Economy – Sue Shore: New Policies, New Possibilities? Adult Learners in the Global Economy – Pat Thomson:
Globalizing the Rustbelt and Public Schools – Christopher Ziguras: International Trade in Education Services: Governing the
Liberalization and Regulation of Private Enterprise – Michael Singh: Responsive Education: Enabling Transformative Engagements
with Transitions in Global/National Imperatives – Gayle Morris: Performing Pedagogy and the Re(construction) of Global/Local
Selves – Scott K. Phillips: Developing Local Teachers’ Skills for Addressing Ethno-Specific Drug Issues of Global Proportions
– Lynton Brown: Virtual Spaces for Innovative Pedagogical Actions: Education, Technology, and Globalization – Susan Grieshaber/Nicola
Yelland: Living in Liminal Times: Early Childhood Education and Young Children in the Global/Local Information Society – Michael
W. Apple: Are Markets in Education Democratic? Neoliberal Globalism, Vouchers, and the Politics of Choice – Helen Raduntz:
The Marketization of Education within the Global Capitalist Economy – Peter Kell: Teachers’ and Public-Sector Workers’ Engagement
with «Globalization from Above»: Resisting Regressive Parochialism in Queensland – Suzanne Franzway: Making Progressive Educational
Politics in the Current Globalization Crisis – Alan Reid: Rethinking the Democratic Purposes of Public Schooling in a Globalizing