1st Edition

Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics

Edited By Karen Monkman, Ann Frkovich Copyright 2022
    316 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the impacts on personal and professional, local and global forms of belonging in educational spaces amidst rapid changes shaped by globalization.

    Encouraging readers to consider the idea of belonging as an educational goal as much as a guiding educational strategy, this text forms a unique contribution to the field. Drawing on empirical and theoretical analyses, chapters illustrate how educational experience informs a sense of belonging, which is increasingly juxtaposed against a variety of global dynamics including neoliberalism, transnationalism, and global policy and practice discourses. Addressing phenomena such as refugee education, large-scale international assessments, and study abroad, the volume’s focus on ten countries including Japan, Sierra Leone, and the US demonstrates the complexities of globalization and illuminates possibilities for supporting new constructions of belonging in rapidly globalizing educational spaces.

    This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in international and comparative education, multicultural education, and educational policy more broadly. Those interested in the sociology of education and cultural studies within education will also benefit from this volume.

    1 Introduction: Belonging in Globalizing Spaces
    Ann Frkovich & Karen Monkman

    Part I. Neoliberalism and the Complications of Belonging

    2 The "Absolute Model" or "Disposable Commodities"? Navigating Charter School Teachers’ Roles under Neoliberal Policy Regimes
    Beth Wright-Costello

    3 Teacher or Policy Subject? Navigating Alternative Teacher Preparation in a Neoliberal Era
    Angela Kraemer-Holland

    4 "Each One Standing on the Other’s Head": Neoliberal Pariahdom and How Parvenu Culture Inhibits Broad Social Solidarity among the Working-Class
    Jeremiah Howe

    5 Creative Destruction in School Education during COVID-19
    Mariano Narodowski & Delfina Campetella

    Part II. Transnational Searches for Belonging

    6 Adult Education as a Site for Integration? Experiences of Syrian Refugee Young Adults in Quebec
    Ratna Ghosh, Domenique Sherab, Milagros Calderón Moya & Arianne Maraj

    7 Learning to Transcend the Nation State: The Flexible Citizenship of China’s Elite Transnational Teenager
    Ann Frkovich

    8 Enacting Borderland Pedagogies: Transnational Returnee English Teachers in Mexico
    Amy E. Laboe

    Part III. Effects of Global Policy Discourses on Belonging

    9 Networked Education Systems and the Flow of PISA-Induced References
    Erika L. Kessler & Oren Pizmony-Levy

    10 "I Am a Wicked Somebody": The Experience of Not Going to School in a Schooled Society
    Grace Pai

    11 Transcending Colonial Rule and Reimagining Rhodesia’s Future: The Rockefeller Foundation and the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1950–1980
    Fungisai Musoni-Chikede

    12 The Educational Quality Tribunal and its Influences on Teachers' Careers: The Chilean Case
    Carmelo Galioto Allegra & Camila Pérez Navarro

    Part IV. Knowledge and Practice for Global Belonging

    13 Global Citizenship Education is a Verb: The Cultural Process of Constructing Global Citizens in an Age of Neoliberalism and English Language Dominance
    Thatcher A. Spero

    14 Educational Territories and Schools that Go Global: The Case of IB Schools and the Emergence of New Territorialities
    Liliana Mayer & Verónica Gottau

    15 Innovation in a Time of Making Do: COVID-19 and the Digital Divide through the Lens of a Mobile Phone Mathematics Program in South Africa
    Martha Fitzpatrick Bishai

    16 Conclusion: Belonging in Multi-Layered Spaces
    Karen Monkman & Ann Frkovich


    Karen Monkman is Professor Emerita of Education at DePaul University, USA.

    Ann Frkovich is Associate Professor of Research at Concordia University, USA.