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ERIC Number: EJ854745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Successful Globalisation, Education and Sustainable Development
Little, Angela W.; Green, Andy
International Journal of Educational Development, v29 n2 p166-174 Mar 2009
This article examines the role of education in "successful globalisation" and how this links with agendas for sustainable development. In the first part "successful globalisation" is defined as economic growth combined with equality and social peace. Japan and the East Asian tiger economies--particularly South Korea and Taiwan--have been uniquely successful in the last half century in achieving both rapid economic growth over long periods and relative income equality and social cohesion. A host of factors have been responsible for this, including fortuitous geo-political circumstances and good timing. However, education has also played a major role. The article, based on a review of international and national research literatures, analyses how far China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka have managed to develop their own forms of successful engagement with the global economy and what part education policy has played. In the second part we relate our concept of successful globalisation to the parallel discourses of sustainable development and education for sustainable development and reflect on what our notion of "successful globalisation" can borrow from and lend to these literatures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; India; Japan; Kenya; South Korea; Sri Lanka; Taiwan