Elite Education and Internationalisation

From the Early Years to Higher Education

  • Claire Maxwell
  • Ulrike Deppe
  • Heinz-Hermann Krüger
  • Werner Helsper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ulrike Deppe, Claire Maxwell, Heinz-Hermann Krüger, Werner Helsper
    Pages 1-22
  3. Theoretical Approaches

  4. Early Years and Primary Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Johanna Mierendorff, Thilo Ernst, Marius Mader
      Pages 121-137
    3. Georg Breidenstein, Martin Forsey, Fenna La Gro, Jens Oliver Krüger, Anna Roch
      Pages 161-179
  5. Secondary Schooling

  6. Higher Education

  7. Elite Education and Internationalisation

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 369-373

About this book


This book offers both a theoretical and empirical examination of elite education, at all stages from the early years to university level. The book explores the various manifestations of internationalisation of education; the implications of these for national education systems; the formation and re-articulation of elite forms of education locally and globally; and how these facilitate the reproduction or disruption of processes of inequality.  The collection critically considers these questions by drawing on contributions from around the world, and focuses on how internationalisation processes shape the various stages of the education system – from early years settings to higher education – in oftentimes quite different ways. At the same time, by engaging with the issues through a range of theoretical lenses, the book invites readers to consider in greater depth the various ways we can come to understand how processes of internationalisation are both embedding but also at times destabilising the formation and purpose of elite education provision and potentially the configuration of elite groups themselves.  The book will be relevant to academics, researchers, students, policymakers and educators working in or on the field of ‘education’ across the world.



elite institutions internationalisation of education elitism marketisation of education global mobility class early years education national education systems elite education elite education provision

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Maxwell
    • 1
  • Ulrike Deppe
    • 2
  • Heinz-Hermann Krüger
    • 3
  • Werner Helsper
    • 4
  1. 1.UCL Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Zentrum für Schul- und Bildungsforschung (ZSB)Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  3. 3.Institut für PädagogikMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Schulpädagogik und GrundschuldidaktikMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59965-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59966-3
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