Second International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research

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  • 9789401794923
  • 9789401794930

This handbook presents a global overview of developments in education and policy change during the last decade. It provides an accessible, practical and comparative source of current research that examines the intersecting and diverse discourses of this important issue.
Divided into two parts, the handbook first examines globalisation and education policy reforms, including coverage of main trends as well as specific policy issues such as gender, equity, minorities and human rights. Next, the handbook offers a comparative perspective that evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between globalisation, the state and education reforms globally. It features coverage on curricula issues and education reforms in schools around the world as well as the curriculum in the global culture.
Now more than ever there is a need to understand and analyse both the intended and the unintended effects of globalisation on economic competitiveness, educational systems, the state and relevant policy changes--all as they affect individuals, the higher education sector, schools, policy-makers and powerful corporate organisations across the globe. By examining some of the major education policy issues, particularly in the light of recent shifts in education and policy research, this handbook offers readers a comprehensive picture of the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms. It will serve as a vital sourcebook of ideas for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in education.

  • Springer Netherlands; January 2015
  • ISBN 9789401794930
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  • Title: Second International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research
  • Author: Joseph Zajda (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer
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ISBNs
  • 9401794936
  • 9789401794923
  • 9789401794930

About The Author

Joseph Zajda, BA (Hons), MA, MEd, Ph.D, FACE, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Arts at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus). He specializes in globalisation and education policy reforms, social justice, history education, and values education. He has written and edited 28 books and over 100 book chapters and articles in the areas of globalisation and education policy, higher education, and curriculum reforms. Recent publications include: Zajda, J (2014).Globalisation and Neo-liberalism as Educational Policy in Australia. In H. Yolcu & D. Turner (Eds.), Neoliberal Education Reforms: A Global Analysis. New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge; Zajda, J. (2014). The Russian Revolution. In G. Ritzer & J. M. Ryan (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization Online; Zajda, J. (2014). Values Education. In D. Phillips (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Thousand Oaks: Sage; Zajda, J. (Ed.). (2010). Zajda, J. (2011). Globalisation and Values Education in the history/Social Studies Classroom. Educational Practice and Theory, 33(1), 83-96. Global Pedagogies (Dordrecht: Springer), Zajda, J. (Ed.). (2010). Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms, Globalization, Education and Social Justice (2010) (Dordrecht: Springer) & Schooling the New Russians (James Nicholas Publishers, 2008). He is also the editor of the twenty four-volume book series Globalisation and Comparative Education (Springer, 2009&2016). He edits World Studies in Education, Curriculum and Teaching, and Education and Society for James Nicholas Publishers. His works are found in 265 publications in 4 languages and 7,365 university library holdings globally. He is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Research Award, the Faculty of Education, the Australian Catholic University. The award recognises the high quality of research activities, and particularly celebrates sustained research that has had a substantive impact nationally and internationally. He was also a recipient of the Australian Awards for University Teaching in 2011 (Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, for an innovative, influential and sustained contribution to teacher education through scholarship and publication). He received the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award in April, 2004, at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus). He was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant (with Anthony Taylor (Monash University) for 2011-2013 for a comparative analysis of history national curriculum implementation in Russia and Australia ($315,000). Elected as Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (June 2013).