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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (11 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071957546X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719575464
  • ASIN: 0415416272
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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"Overall, this compendium is an excellent read and offers a lot of conceptual tools to make sense of globalizing education policy. I would highly recommend it to faculty and graduate students in the fields of educational policy, sociology of education, comparative and international education, higher education, and curriculum studies. The book has inspired me to see the complexity and transformative possibilities in analyzing and responding to education policy dilemmas in a globalized context."Comparative Education Review

'This book is one that resonates with the recent work of other scholars who have also called for new approaches to understanding and promoting educational change. Rizvi and Lingard’s work is both instructive and provocative bringing key issues to light, challenging assumptions, and pointing out that as the social, political, and economic contexts of education shift, so to must theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of educational policies.' - Minori Nagahara, Journal of Educational Change

'Theoretically, the book is grounded in some of the rich theories of culture and society developed over the past few decades amid the ‘‘linguistic turn’’ that has challenged simple ‘‘rationalist’’ ideas of influence and power. Key theorists include Michel Foucault and Nikolas Rose with their concept of ‘‘governmentality,’’ Pierre Bourdieu and his vision of social ‘‘fields,’’ Arjun Appadurai with his nuanced interpretation of neo-colonialism, and David Held with his broad-ranging discussions of globalization. Given Rizvi and Lingard’s interest in nuanced intersections between culture, language, and material contexts, their chosen theoretical frameworks seem quite relevant.' - Aaron Schutz, Journal of Educational Change

About the Author

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Bob Lingard is a Professorial Research Fellow at the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia.

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By N. Alexiadou on 11 Feb. 2014
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This is one of the best books of its kind. Theoretically informed, methodologically sophisticated, an excellent introduction to the field for new PhD students, and a wonderful resource for more experienced academics
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Critical understanding for global policy analysis 19 Jan. 2012
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Don't let the other review for this book fool you - this work is accessible if you are interested and basically familiar with education, policy, and globalization. An anthropological lens is crucial for understanding this complex, cultural, and multi-dimensional phenomenon. Intriguing arguments and excellent writing.
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Great Read 13 Aug. 2013
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This was a great read, it really opened my eyes to the world of education policy and how it is being influenced by global forces, especially focusing on the impact Neo-Liberal forces have had on shaping education systems world wide. Would love to see the last chapter expanded, or perhaps made into another book based on the concept of "capacity building" as the focus of education. A great place to start for anyone who is looking for a current understanding of global forces shaping education policy today.
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Globalizing Education Policy 22 Nov. 2014
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Great book and mandatory reading for those interested on international educational policy. Very well written, with a solid theoretical framework, Rizvi and Lingard invite us to explore the Ways in which Neoliberal social imaginary is reshaping educational policies globally.
An excellent book for those interested on education 16 Jan. 2013
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This is an outstanding book that looks at the global policy convergence of education reform. It examines how and why education policy in a global era borrows failed attempts at reform from other countries.
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