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Handbook of Global Education Policy




Handbook of Global Education Policy

Karen Mundy (Editor), Andy Green (Editor), Bob Lingard (Editor), Antoni Verger (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-46805-0 May 2016 Wiley-Blackwell 630 Pages

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This innovative new handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which domestic education policy is framed and influenced by global institutions and actors.
  • Surveys current debates about the role of education in a global polity, highlights key transnational policy actors, accessibly introduces research methodologies, and outlines global agendas for education reform
  • Includes contributions from an international cast of established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field thoughtfully edited and organized by a team of world-renowned global education policy experts
  • Each section features a thorough introduction designed to facilitate readers’ understanding of the subsequent material and highlight links to interdisciplinary global policy scholarship
  • Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to domestic and international policy practitioners, social scientists, and education scholars alike

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgements xix

List of Acronyms xx

Introduction: The Globalization of Education Policy – Key Approaches and Debates 1
Karen Mundy, Andy Green, Bob Lingard, and Antoni Verger

Part I Education and a Global Polity 21

Introduction 22
Andy Green

1 Educational Policies in the Face of Globalization: Whither the Nation State? 27
Martin Carnoy

2 World Society and the Globalization of Educational Policy 43
Francisco O. Ramirez, John W. Meyer, and Julia Lerch

3 The Global Diffusion of Education Privatization: Unpacking and Theorizing Policy Adoption 64
Antoni Verger

4 Economic Growth in Developing Countries: The Role of Human Capital 81
Eric A. Hanushek

5 Education, Poverty, and the “Missing Link”: The Limits of Human Capital Theory as a Paradigm for Poverty Reduction 97
Xavier Bonal

6 Gender and Education in the Global Polity 111
Elaine Unterhalter

7 The Global Educational Reform Movement and Its Impact on Schooling 128
Pasi Sahlberg

8 Global Convergence or Path Dependency? Skill Formation Regimes in the Globalized Economy 145
Marius R. Busemeyer and Janis Vossiek

Part II Educational Issues and Challenges 163

Introduction 164
Bob Lingard

9 Education and Social Cohesion: A Panglossian Global Discourse 169
Andy Green and Jan Germen Janmaat

10 Policies for Education in Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction 189
Sarah Dryden-Peterson

11 Human Rights and Education Policy in South Asia 206
Monisha Bajaj and Huma Kidwai

12 Early Childhood Education and Care in Global Discourses 224
Rianne Mahon

13 Education for All 2000–2015: The Influence of Global Interventions and Aid on EFA Achievements 241
Aaron Benavot, Manos Antoninis, Nicole Bella, Marcos Delprato, Joanna Härmä, Catherine Jere, Priyadarshani Joshi, Nihan Koseleci Blanchy, Helen Longlands, Alasdair McWilliam, and Asma Zubairi

14 The Politics of Language in Education in a Global Polity 259
M. Obaidul Hamid

15 The Global Governance of Teachers’ Work 275
Susan L. Robertson

16 The Global Construction of Higher Education Reform 291
Simon Marginson

Part III Global Policy Actors in Education 313

Introduction 314
Antoni Verger

17 The Historical Evolution and Current Challenges of the United Nations and Global Education Policy-Making 319
Francine Menashy and Caroline Manion

18 The World Bank and the Global Governance of Education in a Changing World Order 335
Karen Mundy and Antoni Verger

19 The Changing Organizational and Global Significance of the OECD’s Education Work 357
Bob Lingard and Sam Sellar

20 The Policies that Shaped PISA, and the Policies that PISA Shaped 374
Andreas Schleicher and Pablo Zoido

21 Dragon and the Tiger Cubs: China–ASEAN Relations in Higher Education 385
Rui Yang and Jingyun Yao

22 An Analysis of Power in Transnational Advocacy Networks in Education 401
Ian Macpherson

23 The Business Case for Transnational Corporate Participation, Profits, and Policy-Making in Education 419
Zahra Bhanji

24 New Global Philanthropy and Philanthropic Governance in Education in a Post-2015 World 433
Prachi Srivastava and Lianna Baur

Part IV Critical Directions in the Study of Global Education Policy 449

Introduction 450
Karen Mundy

25 Rational Intentions and Unintended Consequences: On the Interplay between International and National Actors in Education Policy 453
Timm Fulge, Tonia Bieber, and Kerstin Martens

26 Policy and Administration as Culture: Organizational Sociology and Cross-National Education Trends 470
Patricia Bromley

27 Ethnography and the Localization of Global Education Policy 490
Amy Stambach

28 Global Education Policy and the Postmodern Challenge 504
Stephen Carney

29 Policy Reponses to the Rise of Asian Higher Education: A Postcolonial Analysis 519
Fazal Rizvi

30 Joined-up Policy: Network Connectivity and Global Education Governance 535
Carolina Junemann, Stephen J. Ball, and Diego Santori

31 A Vertical Case Study of Global Policy-Making: Early Grade Literacy in Zambia 554
Lesley Bartlett and Frances Vavrus

32 Global Indicators and Local Problem Recognition: An Exploration into the Statistical Eradication of Teacher Shortage in the Post-Socialist Region 573
Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Name Index 590

Place Index 592

Subject Index 595

"Chapter authors include some of the leading figures in the field of educational policy research: Stephen Ball, Aaron Benavot, Xavier Bonal, Martin Carnoy, Andy Green, Bob Lingard, Caroline Manion, Simon Marginson, Karen Mundy, Fazal Rizvi, Susan Robertson and Antoni Verger, to name just a selection, are household names in the area. There are also less known but equally important contributors, rendering this compendium a ‘who’s who’ of educational policy and comparative education research."
Peter Mayo - University of Malta, ©Copyright 2019 Mayo
Source: London Review of Education, Volume 17, Number 1, March 2019, pp.90-92(3)