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Research Priorities and Developments in Education Reforms Globally

  • Joseph ZajdaEmail author
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Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 20)

Abstract

The chapter offers a synthesis of current research findings on globalisation and education reforms, with reference to major paradigms and ideology. The chapter analyses the shifts in methodological approaches to globalisation, education reforms, paradigms, and their impact on education policy and pedagogy. The chapter critiques globalisation, policy and education reforms and suggests the emergence of new economic and political dimensions of cultural imperialism. Such hegemonic shifts in ideology and policy are likely to have significant economic and cultural implications for national education systems, reforms and policy implementations. The chapter also evaluates discourses of globalisation, and the ubiquitous trend towards the international large-scale assessment, and global educational standards. It is suggested there is a need to continue to explore critically the new challenges confronting the global village in the provision of authentic democracy, equality, social justice, against the background of education reforms.

Keywords

Academic achievement Authentic democracy Business-oriented model of education Competitive market forces Critical discourse analysis Cultural imperialism, discourses of globalisation Economic inequality Education reforms Global citizenship Globalisation Human capital Human rights education Ideology Intercultural understanding Macro-social perspective Marketisation Neo-conservatism Neo-liberal ideology Paradigms Performance indicators Progressive pedagogy Quality education for all Social inequality Social justice Social stratification Transformative pedagogy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education & Arts, School of EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityEast MelbourneAustralia

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