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Local Meanings, Global Schooling
     

Local Meanings, Global Schooling

by Kathryn Anderson-Levitt
 

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Is there one global culture of schooling, or many national and local cultures? Do educational reforms take school systems on diverging or parallel paths? These case studies from five continents use ethnography and history to challenge the sweeping claims of sociology's world culture theory (neo-institutionalism). They demonstrate how national ministries of education

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Is there one global culture of schooling, or many national and local cultures? Do educational reforms take school systems on diverging or parallel paths? These case studies from five continents use ethnography and history to challenge the sweeping claims of sociology's world culture theory (neo-institutionalism). They demonstrate how national ministries of education and local schools re-invent every reform. Yet the cases also show that teachers and local reformers operate 'within and against' global models. Anthropologists need to recognize the global presence in local schooling as well as local transformation of global models. This is a collection that scholars in the field of the anthropology of education will not want to be without.

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'All the contributors are of an exceptionally high standard and are of equal interest to anthropologists and specialists with an interest in comparative education.' - C.W.Watson, British Journal of Educational Studies

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ISBN-13:
9780230256620
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/02/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
719 KB

Meet the Author

LESLEY BARTLETT, Teachers College, Columbia University
BOUBACAR BAYERO DIALLO, Université de Conakry and Université de Québec à Montréal
DIANE BROOK NAPIER, University of Georgia
THOMAS HATCH, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
SUSAN JUNGK, National-Louis University
BOONREANG KAJORNSIN, Kasetsart University, Bangkok
JOHN D. NAPIER, University of Georgia
HUAHUA OUYANG, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
FRANCISCO O. RAMIREZ, Stanford University
DEBORAH REED-DANAHAY, University of Texas-Arlington
LISA ROSEN, University of Chicago
KALANIT SEGAL-LEVIT, Haifa University
AMY STAMBACH, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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