ERIC Number: EJ1021338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
How are Leaders Integrating the Ideology of Globalisation in Primary School Contexts?
Mistry, Malini; Sood, Krishan
Education 3-13, v41 n5 p501-513 2013
This study carried out research focusing on diverse learners, such as pupils who have English as additional language (EAL) in primary schools in the Midlands, England. Essentially, we wanted to know how they are supported to become global learners. Therefore, questions were posed to school leaders on their understanding of the concept of globalisation; how globalisation is developed, supported, monitored and evaluated. Research on the concept of globalisation is contentious, with as many definitions as there are cultural contexts. But the central message is that the movement of a global economy brings with it the potential to make knowledge and information accessible to all. We interviewed senior leaders in primary schools over a period of 3 months and our sampling is opportunistic rather than truly random. The findings suggest the need for strong leadership for embedding globalisation in the curriculum, an enabling team structure, and partnership development locally and globally.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Context, Ideology, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Diversity, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role, Partnerships in Education, Instructional Leadership, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)