Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 - Education - 508 pages
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Now in its fourth edition, Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local remains the same groundbreaking book when it first debuted its collection of outstanding scholars in examining the changing transnational landscape of education. With the addition of new coeditor Stephen Franz, the book provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functions and outcomes of education systems. The book calls for a rethinking of the nation-state as the basic unit for analyzing school-society relations and emphasizes the need to study social movements in relation to educational reforms. It also emphasizes the value of feminist, postcolonial, and culturally sensitive perspectives for inquiry into the potential of education systems to contribute to individual development and social change. This new edition incorporates recent developments in scholarship, especially in education policy and practice, the impact of the global economic crisis, and a new chapter on education in the European Union.
 

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Contents

Reframing Comparative Education The Dialectic of the Global and the Local
1
Comparative Education in an Era of Postmodernity and Globalization
27
Chapter 02 Institutionalizing International Influence
55
Chapter 03 The State Social Movements and Educational Reform
89
Chapter 04 Culture and Education
113
Chapter 05 The Question of Identity from a Comparative Education Perspective
133
Six Decades of Comparative Evidence Seen from a New Millennium
149
Chapter 07 Womens Education in the TwentyFirst Century
175
Toward a Heteronomous Model?
293
From Dependency and Neoliberalism to Alternative Paths to Development
315
Some Enduring Challenges
341
Chapter 14 Higher Education in the Middle East
369
ReThinking PostSocialism in the Context of Globalization
379
Not Catching Up but Setting the Pace
403
Chapter 17 The Political Construction of European Education Space
445
The Dialectics of Globalization and Its Discontents
459

Issues and Tensions in Centralization and Decentralization
201
Chapter 09 A Theory of Literacies for Considering the Role of Adult and Community Education in Postcolonial Change
223
Chapter 10 The Political Economy of Educational Reform in Australia Britain and the United States
247
Index
485
About the Contributors
505
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Robert F. Arnove is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also an honorary fellow and past president of the Comparative and International Education Society.

Carlos Alberto Torres is professor of social sciences and comparative education, founding director of the Paulo Freire Institute, and division head, SSCE, of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS) at the University of California, UCLA.

Stephen Franz has a doctorate in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University and is an education consultant and research analyst focusing on topics related to equality of educational opportunities and outcomes. He has written extensively on education in Latin America.

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