Globalizing Education: Policies, Pedagogies, & Politics

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Michael W. Apple, Jane Kenway, Michael Singh
Peter Lang, Jan 1, 2005 - Education - 311 pages
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Globalizing Education: Policies, Pedagogies and Politics consists of 16 chapters that discuss different aspects of education in a globalized context. Globalization and its effects on education is the focus of many publications, and this book encompasses the perspectives of various educational politicians and educators on the key issues and their implications for education in a globalized milieu. Chapter (1): The authors begin with a definition of "globalization," and an indication of the broad conceptual framework that informs the book.; (2): This chapter draws attention to the effect of globalization on young students; "it focuses on issues of pleasure, agency, and knowledge politics"; (3): The author discusses how "the new information technologies and communication have been thoroughly implicated in some of the big cultural shifts associated with globalization" (4): The authore discusses the "New Knowledge"--Education as a commodity which has negative implications for education, particularly adult education. The chapter focuses exclusively on the relation between whiteness and globalization, and contemporary concerns for social inclusion, particularly adult education and training policies; (5): Thomson discusses issues of globalization of educational process from different angle- poverty. What is found unique about this chapter is that it highlights the effect of globalization on the already struggling public school.; (6): The autor argues that governments "need to consider what social, educational, and economic objectives they want to encourage from the international trade in education, what principles should govern its regulation, and the best mechanisms to achieve these objectives."

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The Editors: Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A former elementary and secondary school teacher and past-president of a teachers union, he has written extensively on the relationship among culture, power, and education. He has been selected as one of the fifty most important authors on education in the twentieth century. Among his award-winning books are Ideology and Curriculum, Education and Power, Teachers and Texts, Official Knowledge, Cultural Politics and Education, Educating the Right Way, and The State and the Politics of Knowledge. The twenty-fifth anniversary third edition of his classic Ideology and Curriculum has just been published. Jane Kenway is Professor of Global Education Studies in the Education Faculty at Monash University, Australia. Her most recent books are Consuming Children: Education-Advertising-Entertainment and Tradition and Innovation: Arts, Humanities and the Knowledge Economy (with Elizabeth Bullen and Simon Robb; Peter Lang, 2004). She is currently working on two co-authored books: Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis and Haunting the Knowledge Economy. Michael Singh is Professor of Education at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and convenor of the educational research, leadership, and policy action forum, Green Wired Safe Australia. In addition to being the co-editor of Adult Education @ 21st Century (with Peter Kell and Sue Shore; Peter Lang, 2004), he is also the co-author of Appropriating English (with Peter Kell and Ambigapathy Pandian; Peter Lang, 2002), a study of innovation of the global business of English language teaching.

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