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ERIC Number: EJ833937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
Globalisation and Its Malcontents: In Pursuit of the Promise of Education
Soudien, Crain
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v25 n2 p145-158 Nov 2005
In the course of exploring critiques of globalisation, this essay will focus on two postures--each with its range of arguments--that have emerged as alternatives to globalisation, namely, the delinking position and the subverting position. The first argues for standing "outside" of globalisation and its educational cultures and apparatuses. It brings together positions found in black feminism (as in the work of Audre Lourde), various religious, cultural, and ideology-centred approaches such as Islamic education and Afrocentric education, and critical dependency theorists such as Samir Amin, all of whom argue in one way or another for delinking the "South" from the "North". The second argues for working "inside" the globalised world. This posture, represented by an eclectic group of philosophies and approaches that span radical constructivism, different versions of multiculturalism, and, on the left, old and new interpretations of Marxism, argues variously for developing more authentic and relevant pedagogies and for making a case for mobilising social structures behind political efforts to change the curriculum. The direction that this essay will take, in the course of critiquing these "outside" and "inside" postures, is to argue that neither is sufficient, by itself, as a reply to the assimilative and exclusionary impulses of the form of globalisation that dominates the world today. It is suggested, instead, that a way towards an alternative imagination to the hegemonic culture of globalisation lies in exploring the relationship between an engaged "inside" and "outside" view.
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Language: English
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