Local Meanings, Global Schooling

Local Meanings, Global Schooling

by Kathryn Anderson-Levitt
     
 

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”

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403961631
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction A World Culture of Schooling? by Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt
Part I. Ministries and Schools Transform
• "Thai Wisdom" and gloCalization: Negotiating the Global and the Local in Thailand's National Education Reform by Susan Jungck with Boonreang Kajornsin
• Transformations in South African Education: Policies and Practices from Ministry to Classroom by Diane Brook Napier and John D. Napier
• Teaching by the Book in Guinea by Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt and Boubacar Bayero Diallo
Part II. Teachers, Students and Parents Respond* Getting Beyond the "One Best System"? Developing Alternative Approaches to Instruction in the United States by Thomas Hatch and Meredith Honig* Resistance to the Communicative Method of Language Instruction Within a Progressive Chinese University by Huahua Ouyang
• World-cultural and Anthropological Interpretations of "Choice Programming" in Tanzanian Education by Amy Stambach
• The Politics of Identity and the Marketization of Schools: How Local Meanings Mediate Global Struggles by Lisa Rosen
Part III. Outside or Beyond a Global Culture * World Culture or Transnational Project? Competing Educational Projects in Brazil by Lesley Bartlett
• Europeanization and Education in France: Supranational Policies and Regional Identities by Deborah Reed-Danahay
• Transforming the Culture of Scientific Education in Israel by Kalanit Segal-Levit
Comment The Global Model and National Legacies by Francisco O. Ramirez

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