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ERIC Number: EJ818085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Globalisation, the Research Imagination and Deparochialising the Study of Education
Lingard, Bob
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v4 n2 p287-302 Jul 2006
This paper works in dialogue with Arjun Appadurai's paper, "Grassroots globalization and the research imagination" in an attempt to outline some necessary changes in researching education in the multiple contexts of globalisation. The paper provides two narratives as part of this project, which Appadurai calls the "deparochialisation of the research ethic". The first narrative deals with the emergence of a "world or global educational policy field" and suggests that Bourdieu's epistemological disposition, work on fields and his late political critiques of neo-liberal globalisation provide a way to begin to deparochialise the national focus of educational policy studies. The second narrative deals with my own pedagogies in relation to a full time MA course in educational policy and practice in Sheffield, where most of the students are from China, and my work in the Caribbean on Sheffield's masters and doctoral programmes. The two narratives demonstrate that Bourdieu's work inflected by postcolonialism, the creolisation of research and theory as a two-way process of retranslation, and challenges to the dominant research ethic from post-positivist epsistemologies of many sorts collectively offer an important contribution towards deparochialising research in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; United Kingdom (England)