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

ISBN 9780367684921
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge
306 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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

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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.