Assessing the Impact of Globalization on Education and Educational Policy Reform

  • Laura M. Portnoi


‘Assessing the Impact of Globalization on Education’ offers a synthesis of themes related to globalization, policy borrowing, and educational reform. Portnoi emphasizes alternatives to globalization (from above), and highlights local adaptions and globalization from below. She stresses the importance of understanding globalization and its related developments in any consideration of educational reform in today’s globalized world.


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  • Laura M. Portnoi
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  1. 1.California State UniversityLong BeachUSA

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