Education, Globalization, and Social Change

Author: Hugh Lauder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199272532

Category: Education

Page: 1182

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Education is seen as central to economic competitiveness, the reduction of poverty and inequality, and environmental sustainability. The editors have selected key writings that examine the social and economic limits- and possibilities of-education in addressing these fundamental problems. This new reader establishes the field of sociology of education with a particular focus on papers that analyse the nature and extent of globalization in education. A general introduction presents the keyconcepts in the sociology of education, and outlines the major theories and debates, especially in relation to globalization. Each section is accompanied by a part opener explaining and contextualizing the readings within a larger educational and sociological context.
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Globalization and Education

Critical Perspectives

Author: Nicholas C. Burbules,Carlos Alberto Torres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136679979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.
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Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education

Author: R. Brooks,M. McCormack,K. Bhopal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726988X

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Some of the most prominent sociologists working in education today have collaborated to address a wide range of empirical and theoretical issues. Adopting an international perspective, this book foregrounds cutting-edge research that highlights both the diversity and complexity of understanding education in society.
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Globalization and Social Change in Contemporary Japan

Author: Jeremy Seymour Eades,J. S. Eades,Tom Gill,Tim Gill,Harumi Befu

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 9781876843014

Category: History

Page: 295

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International scholars specializing in Asian culture and politics, explore the recent changes in Japanese society, arguing in opposition to the traditional belief that Japanese culture is somehow more static than others. Papers examine topics such as international migration, economic globalization, trends in values, women in the workplace, yakuza gangsters, and the art of making Buddhist altars in light of a global economy.
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Developing the Global Student

Higher education in an era of globalization

Author: David Killick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317655389

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Developing the Global Student addresses the question of how students of higher education can emerge from their university life better equipped to dwell more effectively, ethically, and comfortably amidst the turmoils of a globalizing world. It does this from a number of theoretical perspectives, illustrating the nature of the personal and educational challenges facing the individual student and the teaching professional. The book explores the massive social changes wrought by the technologies and mobilities of globalization, particularly how present and future generations will relate to, work with and dwell alongside the global other. It outlines a range of social, psychological and intercultural perspectives on human tendencies to seek out comfort among communities of similitude, and illustrates how the experience of life in a global era requires us to transcend the limits of our own biographies and approach university education as a matter of knowledge deconstruction and identity reconstruction, rather than reproduction. This book brings these considerations directly into the daily business of higher education by drawing out the implications for practice at a number of levels. It examines: the implications of a globally interconnected world and individual biographies for the design of the curriculum; a holistic view of learning in the context of the need to develop the global self; what the impact on non-academic practice will be if universities as institutions are to enable these changes; ways in which the broader student community can transform to offer an experience which is more supportive of the development of global selves. Linking theoretical perspectives to present a model of learning as change, this book will be of great interest to those working in higher education, and particularly to anyone involved in policy design and the delivery of the student experience.
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Political Agendas for Education

From Race to the Top to Saving the Planet

Author: Joel Spring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134626436

Category: Education

Page: 158

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The Fifth Edition of Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education reflects the major political issues in education since 2008. This edition focuses on the education sections of the 2012 Republican, Democratic, Green, and Libertarian Party platforms. Taking a fresh look at the social and political forces, educational research, and ideologies shaping the educational agendas of these political parties and a comparative approach, the book stimulates reflection and discussion. New coverage in the Fifth Edition includes: • The political coup called Race to the Top • Common Core State Standards and national testing based on the Standards • Explosion of online instruction • Debates about teacher evaluations and merit pay • Growing for-profit education industry • New agenda for American Education: Constitutional amendment; long life and happiness; environmental education Political Agendas for Education is essential reading for courses dealing with the politics of education, foundations of education, educational leadership, and curriculum studies, and for educational scholars, professionals, policymakers, and all those concerned with the politics of education in the U.S. and its consequences for schools and society.
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Schooling Internationally

Globalisation, Internationalisation and the Future for International Schools

Author: Richard Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136852026

Category: Education

Page: 214

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The number of schools that call themselves international is growing exponentially. In addition many other schools are exploring the concept of international-mindedness and what that might mean in the contemporary world of globalisation. This book sets out to provide a critical perspective on current issues facing ‘international schooling’, particularly the conflict between ‘internationalising’ and ‘globalising’ tendencies and to explore these as they affect teaching and learning, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment as well as to explore the contribution international schools might make to the achievement of global citizenship. It is the first book to critically analyse the ambiguities, tensions and conflicts that face those involved with and researching, international schools and their role in global networking. Issues addressed include: the political economy of international schools (Hugh Lauder and Ceri Brown) their relations to global and local cultures, global markets and civil society (Richard Bates) the role of international schools in global networking (Michael Wylie) the micropolitics of such schools (Richard Caffyn) the growth complexity and challenges facing the International Baccalaureate (Tristan Bunnell) the future demands for and of teachers in international schools (Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson) the nature of teaching and learning in international schools (Helen Fail) the problematic idea of an international curriculum (Jim Cambridge) issues facing international assessment (Richard Bates) the challenge of education for global citizenship (Harriet Marshall). This provocative book will be essential reading for those teaching in, leading and governing international schools in countries around the world, as well as those who contemplating entering the rapidly expanding world of international schooling.
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School Music Education and Social Change in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Author: Wai-chung Ho

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004189173

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

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This book compares, from a historical and sociopolitical perspective, the respective systems and contents of music education in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in response to globalization, localization and Sinificiation, with particular reference to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.
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Globalization and Education

Integration and Contestation Across Cultures

Author: Nelly P. Stromquist,Karen Monkman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847699193

Category: Education

Page: 363

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Pre-world-war II in rural Yugoslavia. Tiny little village in Croatia and a fifteen year old Marta who believes there should be more to life than living the same routine her ancestors lived for generations. Thirsting for knowledge, for opportunities, she finds her alternative reality in books, although she has to hide away to read because it's considered a waste of time for a hard-working young woman and a perfect way to make your eyes go bad. And while she wants more from life, the journey, the love, the heartbreak, the living that life has in store for her is beyond her wildest imaginings.***Early 21st century in post war, independent Croatia. Matilda finds herself divorced after a short marriage in her early 30s, lost in her search for the ideal she refuses to believe doesn't exist. She draws her strength from the unconditional love and support of her college best friend Sanja and her neighbour Marta, who is over fifty years her senior, but whose green eyes draw her in with a promise of stories and life lived to the fullest. And might love not just be much closer than she imagines?
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