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ERIC Number: EJ821095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Desperately Seeking the Global Subject: International Education, Citizenship and Cosmopolitanism
Matthews, Julie; Sidhu, Ravinder
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v3 n1 p49-66 Mar 2005
This article takes the case of international education and Australian state schools to argue that the economic, political and cultural changes associated with globalisation do not automatically give rise to globally oriented and supra-territorial forms of subjectivity. The tendency of educational institutions such as schools to privilege narrowly instrumental cultural capital perpetuates and sustains normative national, cultural and ethnic identities. In the absence of concerted efforts on the part of educational institutions to sponsor new forms of global subjectivity, flows and exchanges like those that constitute international education are more likely to produce a neo-liberal variant of global subjectivity. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia