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ERIC Number: EJ952753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
"International Education" in US Public Schools
Parker, Walter C.
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v9 n3-4 p487-501 2011
This study focuses on the recent adoption of "international education" (IE) by US public schools. Theoretically, it conceptualises this phenomenon as a social movement and a dynamic arena of knowledge construction and contestation. Methodologically, it combines fieldwork, interviews and critical discourse analysis. The central finding is that multiple meanings are circulating on an asymmetrical field: a discourse of national security dominates the "IE" movement but competing discourses (global perspective, cosmopolitanism, international student body) are found closer to the ground of school practice. (Contains 1 table and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States