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Globalization and international education

Globalization and international education

Shields, Robin

This volume considers the key international issues in education and investigates the changes stemming from the rapid social, economic and cultural transformations associated with globalization

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Continuum, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Robin Shields
ISBN: 1441111417, 1441125043, 1441135766, 1441150196, 9781441111418, 9781441125040, 9781441135766, 9781441150196
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 176 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: Contemporary issues in education studies
Subject: Education and globalization.; International education.; Globalisation; Education.; International education
Series Title: Contemporary issues in education studies.


  1. Series Editors' PrefaceSimon Pratt-Adams and Richard Race
  2. Introduction
  3. 1. Education and International Development
  4. 2. Redefining Development: Education for All
  5. 3. Critiquing Education and International Development
  6. 4. Education in Conflicts and Emergencies
  7. 5. Conceptualizing Globalization and Education
  8. 6. Education and the Global Knowledge Economy
  9. 7. International Discourses on ICT in Education
  10. 8. Globalization in Higher Education
  11. 9. Conclusion
  12. Bibliography
  13. Index

Author note

Robin Shieldsis a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies (Global Education) in the School of Education at Bath Spa University, UK.


This is a book that questions the assumptions, beliefs, and principles of comparative education. While the nation state is at the heart of so much of the field, Robin Shields argues strongly toward truly global and international perspectives.
Val Rust, Director of the Center for International and Development Education, University of Californ||Globalization and International Educationprovides an excellent survey of the key theories and concepts that have shaped the field of comparative education and which are necessary for all students embarking upon the study of education reform in an international context. Clear concepts and insightful surveys of the main theoretical debates provide newcomers to the field with a firm basis to embark upon comparative study. This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of education policy and reform and provides a fine introduction for others seeking to understand this complex, important and burgeoning field.
Stephen Carney, Associate Professor of Comparative Education, Roskilde University, Denmark||Robin Shields delivers what he promises; an accessible, insightful and wide-ranging account of the various dynamics and manifestations of globalisation and international education. It is a great resource for those of us seeking to make sense of this fast changing terrain.
Susan L. Robertson, Professor of Education, Centre for Globalisation, Education and Societies, Unive||Robin Shields provides an engaging, timely and very accessible resource for anyone interested in current issues in international development and education. The more theoretical discussions are juxtaposed with local case studies and examples, links to resources and questions to frame reflections on the issues at hand. This book will become an insightful and handy travel companion for those either setting out on or continuing their academic and professional journeys in the field of international development.
Karen Edge, Senior Lecturer in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK