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Author Portnoi, Laura M. (Laura Michelle), 1972- author

Title Policy borrowing and reform in education : globalized processes and local contexts / Laura M. Portnoi
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
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Contents Dedication; Preface; Situating the€Study of€Globalization; Purpose and€Scope; Organization of€the€Book; Audience and€Key Contributions; Acknowledgments; Notes; Contents; List of Acronyms ; List of Figures ; Chapter 1: Understanding Globalization; Unraveling the€History of€Globalization; What's in€a€Name? Navigating Terminology for€Labeling Countries; Conceptualizing Globalization; Dimensions of€Globalization; Key Debates about Globalization; Costs, Benefits, and€Dilemmas of€Globalization; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 2: Why Study Globalization? Developments, Actors, Resistance
Worldwide Developments in€the€Contemporary Era of€GlobalizationTechnological Developments; Economic Globalization and€the€Retreat of€the€Welfare State; From Fordism to€Post-Fordism; The Emergence of€the€Global Knowledge Economy; International Mobility and€Transnational Migration; Shifting Cultural Patterns; Launching the€Aid and€Development Regime; Global Governance Organizations; Intergovernmental Organizations; Regional Organizations; Bilateral Organizations; International Monetary Organizations; International Non-Governmental Organizations; Other Policy Actors; Transnational Corporations
Nation-StatesCommunities, Policy Implementers, and€Individuals; Think Tanks, Special Interest Groups, and€Lobbyists; The Washington Consensus and€Post-Washington Consensus; Resistance to€Globalization; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3: Theorizing Globalization; Foundational Theoretical Domains; Human Capital Theory; Modernization Theory; Dependency Theory and€World-System Theory; World Culture Theory; The Culturalist Approach; Theories That Emphasize Global Capitalism; Globalization as€Empire; Networks and€Flows in€Globalization Theory; Theories That Emphasize Changes in€Time, Space, and€Place
Transnationality and€TransnationalismGlobal Governance; Poststructuralism; Postcolonial Theory; Additional Constructs Related to€Globalization; Deterritorialization; McDonaldization; Neocolonialism; Glocalization; Vernacular Globalization; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4: Globalization and€Education; Global Trends in€Schooling; Marketization and€Shifting Values; Corporatization; Decentralization, Privatization, and€Choice; Accountability and€Standardized Testing; The ICT Revolution; Global Trends in€Higher Education; Expansion of€Higher Education
Shifting Funding Patterns and€the€Privatization of€Higher EducationCorporatization and€Commodification; Internationalization and€Student Mobility; University Rankings and€Global Competition; Education and€Development; Post-Washington Consensus Aid and€Development Initiatives; Education for€All; Millennium Development Goals/Sustainable Development Goals; The Fast Track Initiative/Global Partnership for€Education; Debating the€Convergence Hypothesis in€Education; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 5: Educational Reform Processes in€a€Globalized World; Policy Matters
Summary This book addresses the intersections of globalization, policy borrowing, and educational reform. Drawing upon multiple disciplines, it provides a comprehensive overview of globalization history, processes, theories, and trends, both generally and in education specifically. The book includes an in-depth discussion of policy borrowing, emphasizing its political nature, to provide an understanding of globalization impact on education. Portnoi interrogates the dominance of the Global North and the influence of the global governance organizations that serve as the core of the aid and development regime. Using a critical perspective, Portnoi emphasizes the manner in which local agents intervene to mediate the forces of globalization. The book provides a comprehensive foundation for students and scholars of comparative education and associated disciplines, including social foundations, educational policy, teacher education, higher education, globalization studies, sociology of education, and policy studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Education and globalization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137530243 (electronic bk.)
9781137530240 (electronic bk.)