The Global Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending / Edition 1

The Global Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending / Edition 1

by Gita Steiner-Khamsi
     
 

ISBN-10: 080774493X

ISBN-13: 9780807744932

Pub. Date: 10/14/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Will the "best practices" of schools in Scotland work in South Africa? Are PTAs, a mainstay of American school governance, as valuable in European countries? Who decides and why? The globalization of educational policy has become a popular, if not ubiquitous, phenomenon among educational policymakers across the world. In this volume, Steiner-Khamsi and her colleagues…  See more details below

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Will the "best practices" of schools in Scotland work in South Africa? Are PTAs, a mainstay of American school governance, as valuable in European countries? Who decides and why? The globalization of educational policy has become a popular, if not ubiquitous, phenomenon among educational policymakers across the world. In this volume, Steiner-Khamsi and her colleagues provide an in-depth empirical and critical examination of the practice of global educational policy. Contributors question the value of importing and exporting educational policies, analyze who benefits from these arrangements, and test the effectiveness of adapting one country's policies in other (often quite culturally distinct) countries. The book investigates how global policies have been implemented locally, and examines the extent to which they work in diverse locales. Steiner-Khamsi and her colleagues also examine the role and practices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multilateral organizations, and the World Bank in fostering how educational policies are disseminated and adapted across national and cultural boundaries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807744932
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
10/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: Globalization in Education: Real or Imagined?1
IGlobalization, Internationality, and Cross-National Policy Attraction7
1Past, Present, and Future Globalizations13
2Constructions of Internationality in Education29
3Toward a Theory of Policy Attraction in Education54
IIThe Politics of Educational Borrowing69
4Adopting the Language of the New Allies75
5Helping to Make the Case for Integration: The Israeli Black Panthers88
6Appropriating Borrowed Policies: Outcomes-Based Education in South Africa101
7Local Reactions to Imposed Transfer: The Case of Eastern Berlin Secondary School Teachers114
8The Politics of Constructing Scientific Knowledge: Lysenkoism in Poland129
9The Referential Web: Externalization Beyond Education in Tanzania141
10Timing Is Everything: The Intersection of Borrowing and Lending in Brazil's Adoption of Escuela Nueva154
IIIThe Politics of Educational Lending169
11International NGOs and Best Practices: The Art of Educational Lending173
12Taking the Credit: Financing and Policy Linkages in the Education Portfolio of the World Bank188
Conclusion: Blazing a Trail for Policy Theory and Practice201
About the Editor and the Contributors221
Index225

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