Globalisation, Policy and Comparative Research

Discourses of Globalisation

  • Joseph Zajda
  • Val Rust

Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 5)

About this book


This book critically examines the overall interplay between comparative education discourses, globalisation, and education. It draws upon recent studies in relevant areas and explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches. It demonstrates the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way the relationship between the State and education policy affects current models and trends in education reforms and schooling globally. Various chapters critique the dominant debates and the newly constructed and re-invented models of neo-liberal ideology in education. Using a number of diverse paradigms in comparative education research, ranging from critical theory to globalisation, the authors, by focusing on globalisation, ideology and democracy, examine both the reasons and outcomes of education reforms, policy change and transformation and provide a more informed critique on the Western-driven models of accountability, quality and school effectiveness.


comparative education cultural capital education education policy education policy research educational research global culture policy change quality school effectiveness social justice transformational educational reforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Zajda
    • 1
  • Val Rust
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9546-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9547-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2543-0564
  • Series Online ISSN 2543-0572
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