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ERIC Number: EJ952748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Glocalisation or Globalisation? Travelling Discourses of Child Poverty Policy in South Korea
Jahng, Kyung Eun
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v9 n3-4 p457-471 2011
This article examines the interplay between globalising and localising forces occurring in a child welfare reform project in South Korea. Focusing especially on care and education services for children and families provided by the Korean "Dream Start" programme, which provides comprehensive health, parental involvement and welfare services to low-income children and their families, I discuss its involvement in the process of "glocalisation". Drawing on Foucaultian ideas, I conducted a critical discourse analysis of the policy documents of Dream Start. The article concludes by discussing local resistance to the creation of a cosmopolitan child and the dual qualities of inclusion/exclusion inscribed in the Dream Start project. (Contains 2 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea