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ERIC Number: EJ809351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Educational Research, Policy and Practice in an Era of Globalisation
Power, Colin
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v6 n2 p87-100 Jul 2007
Globalisation includes not only the changes brought about by the opening up of markets and communication technology, but also those set in motion by shifts in policy relating to the responsibilities of government and the role of research and innovation in development. This paper examines the impact of globalisation on education research, policy and practice, and the ways in which reforms and priorities in the education systems of the Asia-Pacific region are being shaped by the interaction between the global and the local. It is argued that educational reforms should not be left to global forces or powerful global organizations to decide for us, but should stem from deliberate and considered choices based on the best-available research. Closing the gaps between research, policy and practice demands that we rethink our research priorities and practices, as well as the ways in which we develop and implement policy. The paper examines some of the rethinking underway, and how organizations like APERA, UNESCO and Eidos promote the sharing of knowledge and experience and collaboration between educational researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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