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ERIC Number: EJ797536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 214
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Research on Globalization and Education
Spring, Joel
Review of Educational Research, v78 n2 p330-363 2008
Research on globalization and education involves the study of intertwined worldwide discourses, processes, and institutions affecting local educational practices and policies. The four major theoretical perspectives concerning globalization and education are world culture, world systems, postcolonial, and culturalist. The major global educational discourses are about the knowledge economy and technology, lifelong learning, global migration or brain circulation, and neoliberalism. The major institutions contributing to global educational discourses and actions are the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, and UNESCO. International testing, in particular the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and instruction in English as the language of commerce are contributing to global uniformity of national curricula. Critics of current global trends support educational alternatives that will preserve local languages and cultures, ensure progressive educational practices that will protect the poor against the rich, and protect the environment and human rights.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment