Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation

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Global Education Policy, Innovation, and Social Reproduction

  • D. Brent Edwards Jr.Email author
  • Mauro C. Moschetti
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_111-2


The phenomenon of global education policy (GEP) refers to the fact that many education policies around the world, in the context of globalization, are guided by a common set of reform principles (Verger, Novelli, Kosar-Altinyelken 2018). In recent decades, these policies have included, generically, school competition-oriented policies, standardization, focus on “core subjects” (i.e., math, reading, and science), management techniques pertaining to the private corporate world, and test-based accountability regimes. When it comes to the use of the term “global,” it should be noted that it is a metaphor for the widely discussed and implemented nature of the education reforms to which the GEP label is applied. There is no clear threshold nor objective criteria for determining the point at which a reform trend becomes a GEP.

In light of the increasingly common use of the GEP concept, this entry addresses the ways that GEP connects with innovation and social reproduction. That...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Foundations, College of EducationUniversity of Hawaii at MānoaMānoaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PedagogyUniversity of GironaGironaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alexander J. Means
    • 1
  • Amy Sojot
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational Policy with Global Perspectives, Department of Educational FoundationsUniversity of Hawaiʻi at MānoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.University of Hawaii ManoaHonolulu, HIUSA