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Education in Globalized World

Education in Globalized World - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0742510982

Cover of Education in Globalized World 02 (ISBN 978-0742510982)
ISBN13: 978-0742510982
ISBN10: 0742510980
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Education in Globalized World - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0742510982

Nelly P. Stromquist

ISBN13: 978-0742510982
ISBN10: 0742510980
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The seemingly amorphous phenomenon we call "globalization" involves concrete realities that make it a major source of social change in our contemporary world. Bringing globalization alive for students, this book uses examples and perspectives from economics, technology, and mass media to show how globalization is producing unprecedented impacts on education and culture.

Education at all levels--from primary school to university education--is undergoing a world wide transformation of its objectives, values, and practices. New technologies and communication practices have promoted the West's optimism that market forces can replace the former governmental responsibilities for social welfare and the inclusion of diverse cultures. New emphasis on competition, quality control, parental choice, marketing, and the linkage of education to work means that schools all over the world face innovations and challenges to established practices. Meanwhile, the worldwide expansion of entertainment and advertising media convey notions of individualism and consumerism that are changing definitions of gender and solidarity among social groups.

This book offers a vivid introduction to these complex changes, recognizing the role of the state while explaining new forces like transnational corporations and nongovernmental organizations. Stromquist points to governmental and school policies that can actively shape the future of education at a time of rapid change.

  • A holistic treatment of globalization, considering its multiple facets and
  • pinpointing both positive and negative consequences.
  • Examples from many disciplines and world regions.
  • Contrasts the views from industrialized countries with those of poorer nations
  • that have seen less benefit from current globalization processes.
  • A critical examination of globalization while presenting balanced arguments.

Author Bio

Stromquist, Nelly P. : Rossier School of Education

Nelly P. Stromquist is professor of international development education at the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. She specializes on gender issues and social equity policies in developing countries. Her previous books include Citizen for Citizenship: Gender and Grassroots Dimensions in Brazil (SUNY, 1997) and co-edited work on Globalization and Education: Integration and Contestation Across Cultures (Rowman, 2000) and Distant Alliances: Promoting Education for Girls and Women in Latin America (RoutledgeFalmer, 2000).

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Theorizing Globalization
II. The Twinning of Ideas and Material Conditions: Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Postmodernism
III. Educational Impacts of Economic and Cultural Globalization
IV. Consequences of Communication Technologies on Culture and Education
V. Transnational Corporations and the Creation of Values and Citizenship
VI. The University as the Spearhead of Globalization
VII. Gender within Globalized Education
VIII. Agency and Resistance in the Globalization Era
IX. Reframing the Future

Appendix A