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ERIC Number: EJ868987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Globalization, International Education, and the Formation of a Transnational Class?
Brown, Phillip; Lauder, Hugh
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v108 n2 p13-147 Sep 2009
International education can be seen as a kind of litmus test in interrogating the place of education, power, and ideology in a globalized economy. In this paper, the authors detail the development of international education both with respect to character and credentials, and identify its putative links with elite higher education. How then might this educational path feed into global class recruitment? If one accepts that significant aspects of class structuration develop out of economic relations, then clearly the plausibility of concepts like that of a transnational ruling class will depend upon global economic developments. Here there are two theoretically competing accounts of economic globalization which have a bearing on the issue of social class; the first relates to the ideology and practice of neoliberalism, which gives some plausibility to the emergence of a transnational ruling class, while the second sees economic globalization as fundamentally about imperialism--that is, a competition between nations for fundamental economic advantage across the globe. In this case the focus remains, as it has traditionally, on the construction of national class systems. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; India