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ERIC Number: ED439081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 13
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Comparative Education: Globalization and Its Discontents.
Henrickson, Leslie
Scholars in the field of comparative education offer a multitude of opinions regarding the field's theoretical state of health. This paper outlines three major shifts over the last 50 years that have mobilized theoretical perspectives. These theoretical orientations have been referred to as orthodoxy characterized by modernization theory, heterodoxy characterized by conflict theory, and heterogeneity characterized by globalism. The paper addresses the argument that theory is unimportant, arguing that theory is and will continue to be the important foundation for all comparative research. The document outlines the history of modernization and challenges to this orientation. It describes and relates globalization processes to the previous theoretical orientations. Finally, it discusses two implications of globalization for education, educational finance and standards. (Contains 11 references). (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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