Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

by Robert F. Arnove
     
 

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Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local remains the same groundbreaking book when it first debuted its collection of outstanding scholars in examining the changing transnational landscape of education. With the addition of new coeditor Stephen Franz, the book provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local

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Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local remains the same groundbreaking book when it first debuted its collection of outstanding scholars in examining the changing transnational landscape of education. With the addition of new coeditor Stephen Franz, the book provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functions and outcomes of education systems. The book calls for a rethinking of the nation-state as the basic unit for analyzing school-society relations and emphasizes the need to study social movements in relation to educational reforms. It also emphasizes the value of feminist, postcolonial, and culturally sensitive perspectives for inquiry into the potential of education systems to contribute to individual development and social change. This new edition incorporates recent developments in scholarship, especially in education policy and practice, the impact of the global economic crisis, and a new chapter on education in the European Union.

Editorial Reviews

Philip G. Altbach
The most comprehensive and up-to-date comparative education text available.
Ruth Hayhoe
Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local, fourth edition, has become a classic in the field, widely used for the framing of teaching, research and activism. Arnove’s authoritative and insightful introduction to this 4th edition demonstrates the crucial value of the comparative impulse and an international mindset in addressing current educational issues in the complex and rapidly changing second decade of the 21st century.
Douglas Kellner
The Dialectic of the Global and Local engages key issues, transformations, and challenges to the field of comparative education today. Articulating the diversity and ongoing debates within the field, a variety of scholars present insightful analyses and problems of contemporary education within global, comparative, and critical perspectives that make the text a valuable resource for students, scholars, and those concerned about understanding the importance of education in the contemporary world.
Iveta Silova
Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Localchallenges the metanarratives of neoliberal globalization and forcefully sets the agenda for pursuing social justice in education through academic research and education policy making. It is an impressive collective effort to redefine schooling as a source of social action, reconnect politics and education, and reengage comparative education in the struggle for social justice and equity in the context of globalization.
Michael W. Apple
The third edition of this book is an even more significant achievement than the first two editions. Arnove and Torres extend the reach and power of the issues covered, making this volume an even more valuable tool for all who are concerned with comparative education and with education's role internationally.
Henry M. Levin
For those of us who thought that comparative education has grown stale, this is a breath of free air. The overall editorial integration is superb and the selections bring new insights into the discourse. This has become a standard text in many comparative education courses.
Ruth Hayhoe Ph.D
Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local, fourth edition, has become a classic in the field, widely used for the framing of teaching, research and activism. Arnove’s authoritative and insightful introduction to this 4th edition demonstrates the crucial value of the comparative impulse and an international mindset in addressing current educational issues in the complex and rapidly changing second decade of the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442217775
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
472
File size:
978 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Ruth Hayhoe
Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local, fourth edition, has become a classic in the field, widely used for the framing of teaching, research and activism. Arnove’s authoritative and insightful introduction to this 4th edition demonstrates the crucial value of the comparative impulse and an international mindset in addressing current educational issues in the complex and rapidly changing second decade of the 21st century.
Iveta Silova
Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Localchallenges the metanarratives of neoliberal globalization and forcefully sets the agenda for pursuing social justice in education through academic research and education policy making. It is an impressive collective effort to redefine schooling as a source of social action, reconnect politics and education, and reengage comparative education in the struggle for social justice and equity in the context of globalization.
Douglas Kellner
The Dialectic of the Global and Local engages key issues, transformations, and challenges to the field of comparative education today. Articulating the diversity and ongoing debates within the field, a variety of scholars present insightful analyses and problems of contemporary education within global, comparative, and critical perspectives that make the text a valuable resource for students, scholars, and those concerned about understanding the importance of education in the contemporary world.
Philip G. Altbach
The most comprehensive and up-to-date comparative education text available.

Meet the Author

Robert F. Arnove is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also an honorary fellow and past president of the Comparative and International Education Society.

Carlos Alberto Torres is professor of social sciences and comparative education, founding director of the Paulo Freire Institute, and division head, SSCE, of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS) at the University of California, UCLA.

Stephen Franz has a doctorate in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University and is an education consultant and research analyst focusing on topics related to equality of educational opportunities and outcomes. He has written extensively on education in Latin America.

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