1st Edition

World Yearbook of Education 2022 Education, Schooling and the Global Universalization of Nationalism

Edited By Daniel Tröhler, Nelli Piattoeva, William F. Pinar Copyright 2022
    306 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    306 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education Series explores the relationship between education and the globally prevalent principle of nationalism. This book identifies the diverse ways in which educational policies, discourses, curricula and pedagogy embed and promote the concept of "the nation" both historically and in the age of globalization. By challenging accounts owed to the discourse of "globalization" which conceal the presence of national epistemologies and interests in education, this book offers important insights into the role of education in making nationalism one of the most enduring and yet easily obscured forces of our time.

    Organized into four sections, this book looks at the following main issues:

    • Historical (re)production of the nation considers how countries consider and reproduce their national identity and how this is built on their history
    • Hegemonic aspirations and interventions examines how instruction technologies developed during the Cold War have been propagated and disseminated around the world, how the development of educational policy based on the human capital theory emerged, and analyzes the extent to which tech companies are intent on establishing an imperial order of learning
    • Imperial policies and resurgences of nationalisms explores how global or imperial policies have been indulged in different parts of the world and how new forms of nationalism have been emerging
    • Paradoxes, inconsistencies, and a self-reflection focuses on nations acting imperially as sites of domestic injustices, addresses unresolved paradoxes between the global and the national and includes a historically informed critical review of the World Yearbooks of Education

    Bringing together the voices of researchers from around the globe, The World Yearbook of Education 2022 is ideal reading for anyone interested in learning how nationalism has affected the expansion of education systems and how its imperial aspirations are currently affecting education policy and practice.

    Chapter 5 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.



    List of figures

    List of contributors

    Series editor’s foreword

    Education, Nationalism, and the Ordering Construction of the World (Introduction to the WYBE 2022)


    1. Magical Enchantments and the Nation’s Silencing: Educational Research Agendas Under the Spell of Globalization
      Daniel Tröhler
    2. Part 1: Historical (Re)Production of the Nation

    3. Nation-States, Nation Building, and Schooling: The Case of Spanish America in the Long 19th Century
      Felicitas Acosta
    4. Towards National Socialism with Chinese Characteristics? Schooling and Nationalism in Contemporary China
      Edward Vickers
    5. Modern Education and National Identity in Greece and Egypt: (Re)producing the Ancient in the School Textbook
      Theodore G. Zervas and Ehaab D. Abdou
    6. Part 2: Hegemonic Aspirations and Interventions

    7. Bringing Pedagogy in Line: Globalizing Nationally Programmed Instruction, New Math, Film, and Media Education
      Rebekka Horlacher
    8. Schooling Humans as a Form of Capital: The National and Imperial Context
      Bruce Moghtader
    9. Extrapolated Imperial Nationalisms in Global Education Policy Formation. A Historical Inquiry into American and Scandinavian Agendas in OECD Policy
      Christian Ydesen
    10. Indexical Traces of the Real: Teaching in the Techno-Nation-State
      William F. Pinar
    11. Part 3: Imperial Policies and Resurgences of Nationalisms

    12. In the Name of the Nation: PISA and Federalism in Australia and Canada
      Sam Sellar, Bob Lingard and Edda Sant
    13. Infrastructuring the Nation. Examining the Role of National Large-Scale Assessments in Russia
      Nelli Piattoeva and Nadezhda Vasileva
    14. Nationalism, Populism, and Education in a Globalizing India
      Fazal Rizvi
    15. Cuban Education in the Cold War: National Independence Within International Socialism
      Tom G. Griffiths and Euridice Charon Cardona
    16. Part 4: Paradoxes, Inconsistencies, and a Self-Reflection

    17. Cosmopolitan Nationalism and Global Citizenship Rhetoric: Analysis of Policies and Curricula in South Korea, Israel, and the United States
      Miri Yemini, Laura Engel, Moosung Lee and Claire Maxwell
    18. The Imperial Nationalism of Human Rights and Genocide Education Laws: Cases from the United States
      Hannah Spector
    19. Educating Migrant Children and Women in the Political Projects of the Welfare Nation-State and Secularization. The Danish "Extreme Case" in Light of the French
      Mette Buchardt
    20. Nations in the World: Interpreting the World Yearbooks
      Robert Cowen


    Daniel Tröhler is Professor of Foundations of Education at the University of Vienna, Austria, and Visiting Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway.

    Nelli Piattoeva is Associate Professor of Education at Tampere University, Finland.

    William F. Pinar is Tetsuo Aoki Professor in Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada.