ERIC Number: EJ924025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
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Reference Count: 47
Globalization, State Transformation, and Educational Re-Structuring: Why Postmodern Diversity Will Prevail over Standardization
Waks, Leonard J.
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v25 n5 p403-424 Sep 2006
Over the past two decades the educational policies of neo-liberal nation states have exhibited contradictory tendencies, promoting both bureaucratic standardization of curriculum and standardized evaluation on the one hand, and postmodern diversification on the other. Despite recent increases in bureaucratic standardization, I argue that the economic, social and cultural effects of globalization will pressure these states towards postmodern diversification of educational arrangements to strengthen their perceived legitimacy.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Social Change, Postmodernism, Standards, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Educational Administration
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