ERIC Number: ED488685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 765
Education Policy: Globalization, Citizenship and Democracy
Olssen, Mark; Codd, John; O'Neill, Anne-Marie
SAGE Publications (UK)
The thesis at the centre of this book is that education policy in the twenty-first century is the key to global security, sustainability and survival. The events of 11 September 2001 (9/11) have shown that the era of global interdependence and interconnectivity is also an era in which human survival is threatened not only by the actions of states with weapons of mass destruction (WMD) but also by the actions of transnational networks of individuals perpetrating acts of terrorism (AOT). Thus, the era of globalization brings urgency to the need for a new world order in which nation-states can develop policies that will contribute to and sustain forms of international governance. The authors argue in this book that education policies are central to such a global mission. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Reading Education Policy in the Global Era"; (2) "The Post-structuralism of Foucault"; (3) "Critical Policy Analysis: A Foucauldian Approach"; (4) "Policy as Text and Policy as Discourse: A Framework for Analysis"; (5) "Classical Liberalism"; (6) "Social Democratic Liberalism"; (7) "The Ascendancy of Neoliberalism"; (8) "Neoliberal Theories of Institutional Restructuring"; (9) "Markets, Professionalism, Trust"; (10) "Discourses of Choice, Inequality and Social Diversity"; (11) "Democracy, Citizenship and the "Thin" Community; and (12) "Globalization, Democracy and Education". A bibliography and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Democracy, Educational Policy, Citizenship, Terrorism, Policy Analysis, Trust (Psychology), Political Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Equal Education, Social Status
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