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Globalization of education: an introduction

Globalization of education: an introduction

Spring, Joel H., author

Continuing Joel Spring's reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Written in his signature clear, narrative style, Spring introduces the processes, institutions, and forces by which schooling has been globalized and examines the impact of these forces on schooling in local contexts

Paperback, Book. English.
Second edition.
Published London: Routledge, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Joel Spring
ISBN: 0415749867, 9780415749862
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: 2008.
Physical Description: 244 pages.
Series: Sociocultural, political, and historical studies in education
Subject: Education Economic aspects.; Globalisation; Education.; Education and globalization.
Series Title: Sociocultural, political, and historical studies in education.


  1. Globalization of Education
  2. The World Bank: Economic Education Model, the Economization of Education, and the Audit State
  3. The World Ministry of Education and Human Rights Education: OECD and the United Nations
  4. The World Trade Organization and the Global Culture of Higher Education
  5. Corporatization of Global Education: Profit Opportunity and Resistance to Corporatization
  6. Religious and Indigenous Education Models: A Clash of Civilizations?
  7. A Global Workforce: Migration and the Talent Auction
  8. Globalization and Complex Thought: Is There a Theory of Educational Globalization?

Author note

Joel Spring is Professor at Queens College/City University of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA.


"Joel Spring's critical approach to education challenges popular opinion and broadens our thinking. This book will leave you wanting to know more, think more, do more."-Gina Zanolini Morrison, Wilkes University, USA

".an eye-opening, pragmatic, and well-articulated discussion of contemporary policy, trends, and global change in education. Structured as a presentation of information rather than an argument, Spring effectively illuminates issues of cultural and corporate dominance, competitiveness, and inequality when examining macro-processes affecting global educational change and perspective in the 21st century."-Karen Embry Jenlink, Stephen F. Austin State University, USA