Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 403–424

Globalization, state transformation, and educational re-structuring: why postmodern diversity will prevail over standardization

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11217-006-9014-2

Cite this article as:
Waks, L.J. Stud Philos Educ (2006) 25: 403. doi:10.1007/s11217-006-9014-2

Abstract

Over the past two decades the educational policies of neo-liberal nation states have exhibited contradictory tendencies, promoting both bureaucratic standardization of curriculum and standardized evaluation on the one hand, and postmodern diversification on the other. Despite recent increases in bureaucratic standardization, I argue that the economic, social and cultural effects of globalization will pressure these states towards postmodern diversification of educational arrangements to strengthen their perceived legitimacy.

Keywords

GlobalizationEducational policyStandardizationPostmodernismDiversity

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Leadership and Policy StudiesTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUnited State