Globalization of Education: An Introduction

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-11-18
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Continuing Joel Spring "s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Spring introduces readers to the processes, institutions, and forces by which schooling has been globalized and examines the impact of these forces on schooling in local contexts. Designed for courses on globalization and education, international and comparative education, educational foundations, multicultural education, and educational policy, the text is written in a clear narrative style to engage readers in thoughtful consideration of topics discussed. Each chapter includes "Key Points" that summarize the content and suggest issues and questions for critical analysis, discussion, and debate.

Author Biography

Joel Spring is Professor of Education, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Globalization of Educationp. 1
Globalization of Educationp. 2
Global and Comparative Educationp. 4
Global Flows and Networksp. 6
World Educational Culture: The Work of World Culture Theoristsp. 8
World System and Postcolonial/Critical Theoriesp. 13
Culturalist: Educational Borrowing and Lendingp. 14
Human Capital World Modelp. 16
Progressive Education World Modelp. 18
Religious Education World Modelsp. 19
Indigenous Education World Modelsp. 19
Examples of the Diffusion of Global Educational Modelsp. 21
Examples of Educational Borrowing and Lending: The Case of South Americap. 23
Conclusion: Different Lenses for Interpreting Global Educationp. 27
Global Education Networks and Discourses: The World Bank and the Knowledge Economyp. 29
The World Bankp. 30
World Bank and the United Nations' Networksp. 32
Public-Private Partnership Networks and Multinational Corporationsp. 33
Networking with the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnershipp. 34
The World Bank Group and Public-Private Partnerships Networksp. 36
The World Bank and the Discourse About the Knowledge Economyp. 37
The World Bank and the Ideal Personality for the Knowledge Economyp. 40
Schooling for the Knowledge Economyp. 44
The World Bank's Schools of Tomorrowp. 47
The World Bank and Lifelong Learningp. 49
Criticisms of Education for the Knowledge Economyp. 50
Conclusionp. 54
The Cyberschoolbus and Sesame Street Meet the Global Knowledge Economy: OECD and the United Nationsp. 55
OECDp. 55
Birth Rates, Female Workers, and Lifelong Learningp. 59
UNESCO and Lifelong Learning: A Different Visionp. 66
Competing Global Discoursesp. 72
A Global Curriculum: Cyberschoolbusp. 74
Educating Global Citizens: Cyberschoolbus and Sesame Streetp. 76
Sesame Street: Global Preschool for Social Justicep. 78
Conclusion: Spreading a World Education Culture: Human Capital and Progressive Educational Modelsp. 80
The Marketing of Knowledge: Multinational Learning Corporations, Global Assessment, and Higher Educationp. 83
The WTO, GATS, and TRIPsp. 84
Global Marketing of For-Profit Education and Knowledge Industriesp. 88
Global Testing Services: Standardization of Subjects and Global Intercultural Englishp. 92
The Apollo Group and the University of Phoenix: A New Model for a Global University?p. 97
The Globalization of Higher Educationp. 100
The Global Marketing of Higher Educationp. 104
Higher Education and Englishp. 108
Higher Education Networksp. 109
A Global University Through Higher Education Networks?p. 112
Conclusion: Name Brands and a Global Universityp. 116
From the Global to the Local: Global Progressive Education Models and INGOsp. 117
Global Uniformity or Diversity of Educational Practices and Policies?p. 118
Culturalists: The Anthropologistsp. 118
Culturalists: Comparative Educationp. 121
Culturalists: Examples of Borrowing and Policy Transformationsp. 122
Global Forms of Progressive Educationp. 126
International Nongovernment Organizations (INGOs)p. 131
Human Rights INGOs and the Global Progressive Education Modelp. 133
Environmental INGOs and Progressive Educationp. 137
Conclusion: Local Transformation of the Global Education Superstructurep. 143
Religious and Indigenous Education Models: A Clash of Civilizations?p. 144
The Existence of Knowledgesp. 145
The Clash of Civilizations and the Role of Religionp. 149
Religious Educational Models: A Rejection of Secular Modernity?p. 153
Religious Content in National School Systemsp. 154
Education and Religious Nationalismp. 156
Sarvodaya: The Welfare of Allp. 159
Education and Liberation Theologyp. 161
State Supported Islamic Educationp. 166
Indigenous Models of Educationp. 171
Conclusion: Rejecting the Industrial-Consumer Paradigm?p. 175
Global Migration and Language Policiesp. 177
Global Migration: International and Nationalp. 178
The Children of Global Migrants in OECD Countriesp. 183
The Knowledge Economy: Brain Drain, Gain, and Circulationp. 185
Brain Wastep. 188
Remittances and Unskilled Laborp. 190
Global Migration and Multicultural Educationp. 191
Educational Responses to Multicultural and Multilingual Populationsp. 196
Conclusion: A World in Motionp. 198
Globalization and Complex Thought: Is There a Theory of Educational Globalization?p. 200
Notesp. 207
Indexp. 239
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