1st Edition

Globalisation and Education

Edited By Bob Lingard Copyright 2021
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    This collection focuses on education policy in the context of globalisation and draws together influential research dealing with the interplay between education policy and globalisation. Globalisation and neo-liberalism in relation to education policy are addressed, as is the impact of the global financial crisis, the recent rise of ethno-nationalism and progressive challenges to neo-liberal hegemony.

    A number of chapters deal with the new spatialities instantiated by globalisation's new technology, and consider the implications for education policy. Also discussed are global policy actors (such as the OECD, EU and edu-businesses) in education policy; the significance of international large scale assessments to an emergent global policy field; refugees and education; English language policy and globalisation; off-shore schools; and the importance of affect in policy in the context of globalisation. The collection closes with two methodological contributions that consider the implications of globalisation in today’s critical education policy analysis. The collection is brought together in a substantial introduction that traverses the literature and research on globalisation and education policy and also situates the chapters and approaches in the collection within the field.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as articles in various Taylor and Francis journals.

    Globalization and Education: theorising and researching changing imbrications in education policy

    Bob Lingard

    1. Neoliberalism, globalisation, democracy: challenges for education

    Mark Olssen

    2. All that is global is not world culture: accountability systems and educational apparatuses

    Noah W. Sobe

    3. Becoming-topologies of education: deformations, networks and the database effect

    Greg Thompson and Ian Cook

    4. Towards a ‘critical cultural political economy’ account of the globalising of education

    Susan L. Robertson and Roger Dale

    5. Following policy: networks, network ethnography and education policy mobilities

    Stephen J. Ball

    6. OECD as a site of coproduction: European education governance and the new politics of ‘policy mobilization’

    Sotiria Grek

    7. The rise of international large-scale assessments and rationales for participation

    Camilla Addey and Sam Sellar

    8. The emerging global education industry: analysing market-making in education through market sociology

    Antoni Verger, Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Christopher Lubienski

    9. The refugee crisis, non-citizens, border politics and education

    Jessica Gerrard

    10. Globalisation, English for everyone and English teacher capacity: language policy discourses and realities in Bangladesh

    M. Obaidul Hamid

    11. Canadian offshore schools in China: a comparative policy analysis

    Fei Wang

    12. Affect theory and policy mobility: challenges and possibilities for critical policy research

    Marcia McKenzie

    13. Policy mobilities and methodology: a proposition for inventive methods in education policy studies

    Kalervo N. Gulson, Steven Lewis, Bob Lingard, Christopher Lubienski, Keita Takayama and P. Taylor Webb

    14. Network ethnography and the cyberflâneur: evolving policy sociology in education

    Anna Hogan


    Bob Lingard is a Professorial Fellow in the Institue for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education at the Australian Catholic University, an Emeritus Professor at The University of Queensland and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in both Australia and the UK. His research focuses on education policy and his most recent books include Globalizing Educational Accountabilities (Routledge, 2016), National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment (Routledge, 2016), The Handbook of Global Education Policy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), and Politics, Policies and Pedagogies in Education (Routledge, 2014).