The Global and the Local

Diverse Perspectives in Comparative Education

  • M. Fernanda Astiz
  • Motoko Akiba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Fernanda Astiz
    Pages 1-10
  3. Paola Fajardo-Heyward
    Pages 31-52
  4. Alexander W. Wiseman, Petrina Davidson, Fawziah Al-Bakr
    Pages 53-75
  5. Florencia Cámara, Héctor R. Gertel
    Pages 133-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-158

About this book


The book examines how the understanding of the global and the local has changed in response to ongoing reconfigurations between the state and society. It also emphasizes the importance of schooling as an institution both within and across national contexts, a holistic approach that helps us move beyond a conglomeration of isolated local events to pay attention to global trends. In this regard, the book underscores the richness of contextual factors that may create opportunities for innovation, or may serve as constraints in the implementation process. As a whole, the book brings new questions about globalization and the imperatives of education policy and implementation.


Globalization Glocalization Comparative education policy Diverse perspectives Multi-layered processes Accountability reforms

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Fernanda Astiz
    • 1
  • Motoko Akiba
    • 2
  1. 1.Canisius CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Florida State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-654-5
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