1st Edition

Contesting the Global Development of Sustainable and Inclusive Education Education Reform and the Challenges of Neoliberal Globalization

By Antonio Teodoro Copyright 2020
    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    Documenting the outcomes from three decades of transnational research conducted under the leadership of António Teodoro, this volume offers a robust scaffolding of the social and political context in which global education is being challenged by the contradictions of neoliberalism, globalization, deregulation, governance, and democracy.

    Contesting the Global Development of Sustainable and Inclusive Education presents outcomes from transnational studies conducted in response to global policies advocating the development of sustainable and inclusive education for all. Chapters map the impacts of globalization on education policy and consider how international organizations are shaping national education reforms. Focusing on questions of social justice, the volume asks how the neoliberal strategies enacted by national governments are affecting the work of teachers as well as curriculum, teacher training, and assessment. Finally, the text asks whether there are alternatives to financially-driven, competition-based reforms that might better position education as an action project for social justice.

    This volume will be of interest to postgraduate students, scholars, researchers and policymakers in the fields of global education, comparative education, and education policy.


    About the Author

    Foreword, The Travails of Global Governance and Democratic Education

    Carlos Alberto Torres


    Chapter 1. Education in times of change: critical problems and research agendas

    Chapter 2. The processes of globalization and the rise of neoliberalism as its hegemonic expression

    Chapter 3. The new modes of transnational regulation of education policies

    Chapter 4. World Class Education: The OECD’s dream of a Global Governance

    Chapter 5. The University as contested terrain: sketching possible futures

    Chapter 6. Is it possible to have an alternative to Education Policies issues from Neoliberal Globalization?

    Conclusion: The Utopia of Education as Social (and Cognitive) Justice




    António Teodoro is Professor of Sociology of Education and Comparative Education in Lusophone University, Lisbon, Portugal.