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World Yearbook of Education 2005

Globalization and Nationalism in Education, 1st Edition

Edited by David Coulby, Evie Zambeta


312 pages

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This volume deals with two major and apparently opposing forces within education and society: globalization and nationalism.

Globalization is often considered in economic terms - of continued growth of international trade and a concentration of wealth in corporate hands - yet it also encompasses technological, political and cultural change. The World Yearbook of Education 2005 explores the role of the education sector in our globalized knowledge economy, and considers the political implications of this in terms of monopolarity and the cultural consequences of homogenization and Americanization.

The other strand of this study - nationalism - remains a persistent force within education and society in all parts of the world, and this volume examines the extent to which it can fuel conflict at all levels through prejudice and intolerance. Concentrating on the epistemological consequences of nationalism, leading international thinkers examine the extent to which it is reflected in the curricula of schools and universities around the world.

Finally, the complex relationship between globalization and nationalism is explored, and contributors explore the part that educational institutions and practices play in forming both agendas. A wide range of perspectives are employed, including post-colonial discourse, classical economics and sociological theory.

Nationalism and globalization are both ongoing processes, and this volume makes a case for the central role of education in both - through its potential to influence change and to act as benevolent force in shaping a global community.

About the Editors

The World Yearbook of Education is a recognized international volume that has now been in publication for over 50 years

Globalization and nationalism are at the heart of changes taking place in society around the world

This is the first volume to cover both nationalism and globalization and to give serious consideration to the relationship between the two trends

International approach to the subject - considers Americanization of society and features contributions from Europe, the Far East, Asia and Australasia

About the Series

World Yearbook of Education

Examining a different topical subject each year, these fascinating books put forward a wide range of perspectives and dialogue from all over the world. With the best and most pivotal work of leading educational thinkers and writers from 1965 to the present day, these essential reference titles provide a complete history of the development of education around the globe. Available individually or in library-ready sets, this is the indispensable atlas of education, mapping ever changing aspects of theory, policy, teaching and learning.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Reference
EDUCATION / Research
EDUCATION / Professional Development