The Global Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending

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Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Teachers College Press, 2004 - Education - 235 pages
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The globalization of educational policy has become a popular, if not ubiquitous, phenomenon among educational policymakers across the world. It has led many observers to conclude that educational systems in different parts of the world are converging towards one international (neo-liberal) model of school reform. This practice of borrowing and lending school reforms requires a serious examination of the politics and the economics of transnational educational transfer.

In this volume, Steiner-Khamsi and her colleagues provide an in-depth empirical and critical examination of the practice of global educational policy. Contributors question the value of importing and exporting educational policies, analyze who benefits from these arrangements, and test the effectiveness of adapting one country's policies in other (often quite culturally distinct) countries. The book investigates how global policies have been implemented locally, and examines the extent to which they work in diverse locales. teiner-Khamsi and her colleagues also examine the role and practices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multilateral organizations, and the World Bank in fostering how educational policies are disseminated and adapted across national and cultural boundaries.

 

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Contents

GLOBALIZATION INTERNATIONALLY AND CROSSNATIONAL
7
Past Present and Future Globalizations
13
Constructions of Internationally in Education
29
jurgen Schriewer and Carlos Martinez
54
THE POLITICS OF EDUCATIONAL BORROWING
69
Adopting the Language of the New Allies
75
Externalization Beyond
141
The Intersection of Borrowing
154
THE POLITICS OF EDUCATIONAL LENDING
169
Financing and Policy Linkages
188
Conclusion Blazing a Trail for Policy Theory and Practice
201
About the Editor and the Contributors
221
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Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

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