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

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February 28, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
284 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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

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