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The Politics of Education Reforms

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This, the ninth in the 12-volume Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research, focuses on the politics of education reform. It offers researchers, practitioners and policymakers a state-of-the-art sourcebook of recent research on the subject.

The Politics of Education Reforms, which is the ninth volume in the 12-volume book series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, presents scholarly research on major discourses concerning the politics of education reforms globally. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about recent developments in globalisation, comparative edu- tion and education reforms. Above all, the book offers the latest findings to the critical issues concerning major discourses surrounding education reforms in the global culture. It is a sourcebook of ideas for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in education, and schooling around the world. It offers a timely overview of current policy issues affecting research in comparative education of education reforms. It provides directions in education, and policy research, relevant to p- gressive pedagogy, social change and transformational educational reforms in the twenty-first century. The book critically examines the overall interplay between the state, ideology and current discourses of education reforms in the global culture. It draws upon recent studies in the areas of globalisation, academic achievement, standards, equity and the role of the State (Carnoy 1999; Zajda 2008a, b). It explores c- ceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research covering the State, globalisation, and quality-driven education reforms. It dem- strates the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of education and policy reform, affecting schooling globally (see also Zajda 2005). Various book chapters critique the dominant discourses and debates pertaining to comparative education d- courses on reforms and neo-liberal ideology in education.


This, the ninth in the 12-volume series Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research, focuses on the politics at play in the arena of education reform. As with the other publications in the group, this one features scholarly research into major areas of inquiry related to education and globalisation. Here, the research is focused on key debates in the politics of education reforms. Again, this volume offers researchers, practitioners and policymakers a state-of-the-art sourcebook of the very latest thinking on the subject.

Case studies are culled from places as diverse as Russia, where education reforms have attempted the wholesale remodeling of the former Soviet-style system characterised by top-down uniformism, to the Niger Delta, where it is argued that only non market-based approaches can combat the endemic social exclusion, poverty and social inequity. Japan's evolving universities, Israel's self-managing schools, and English teaching in Chinese colleges also feature. In addition to the site-specific research, contributors offer a number of in-depth analyses exploring issues at the interface of education theory and political philosophy. These include an examination of the dominant paradigms employed in critiquing education reforms and a discussion of the nexus between neoliberalism and policy change in higher education, in which it is argued that the continued existence and political importance of nation states makes their universities far from neutral sites of knowledge and knowledge construction.

Globalisation and competitive market forces have generated an upsurge in the knowledge industries that is having profound differential effects on educational institutions, an analysis acknowledged by this text. As educational organisations are compelled to embrace the corporate ethos of efficiency, accountability and profit-driven managerialism, the potential is created for further polarisation and socio-economic divisions in society that may result in discontent and social conflict.

Foreword. Preface, Joseph Zajda. Acknowledgements. Contributors. Introduction. Section I: MAIN TRENDS AND ISSUES 1. Neoliberalism, the New Imperialism, and the 'Disappearing' Nation State: A Case Study, Shannon Calderone and Robert A. Rhoads. 2. How Educational Systems Form and Reform, William J. Cummings. 3. Academic Capitalism in Japan: National University Incorporation and Special Zones for Structural Reform, Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 4. Globalization and Higher Education Policy Changes, Kingsley Banya. 5. The Emergence of the Local Management of Schools (LMS) in Israel: A Political Perspective, Haim H. Gaziel. 6. Alternative Approaches on Society, State, Educational Reform, and Educational Policy, Oscar Espinoza. Section II: EQUALITY, ACCESS AND DEMOCRACY 7. Social Exclusion, Poverty and Educational Iniquity in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: Which Development Framework, Macleans A. Geo-JaJa. 8. Constructing Worker-Citizens in/through Teacher Education in Cuba: Curricular Goals in the Changing Political Economic Context, Mark Ginsburg, Carolina Belalcazar, Simona Popa, and Orlando Pacheco. 9. The Reform of Chinese College English Teaching (CCET) in the Context of Globalization, Zhang Xiaoqing and Holger Daun, University of Stockholm. 10. Global Teacher Recruitment as a Challenge to the Goal of Universal Primary Education, Madeleine Mattarozzi Laming. 11. Power and Authority in School and Community: Interactions between Non-Indigenous Teachers and Indigenous Teacher Assistants in Remote Australian Schools, Elizabeth Warren, Annette R. Baturo & Tom J. Cooper. 12. Deliberative Pedagogy andthe Rationalization of Learning, Klas Roth. Index .


Titel: The Politics of Education Reforms
EAN: 9789400731486
ISBN: 9400731485
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Anzahl Seiten: 248
Gewicht: 382g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T13mm
Jahr: 2012
Auflage: 2010