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ERIC Number: EJ818079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
What Counts as "Scholarship"? Problematising Education Policy Research in China
Yang, Rui
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v4 n2 p207-221 Jul 2006
Globalisation, as described by Appadurai, is the term for a process characterised by disjunctive flows that can generate acute problems of social well-being. One potential positive force that encourages an emancipatory politics of globalisation is the role of the imagination in social life. Globalisation requires rethinking the role of the "research imagination". Based on some critiques developed by Appadurai and some postcolonial and indigenous cultural theorists, and using education policy research in China as an example, this paper shows how research is both colonised and colonising. It selects and analyses publications in an influential scholarly journal in China during 2003-2004 to illustrate how the imagination is badly needed and seriously challenged in China's contemporary education policy research. It ends up with some discussions of the tensions between the global agenda and the local context in decolonising social research. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China