Comparative Study of Globalization and Education SIG
"Comparative Study of Globalization and Education"
SIG held it organizational meeting on Thursday March
24 at the CIES Conference 2005.
Esther Gottlieb, The Ohio State Universitygottlieb.email@example.com
Kamat, University of Massachusetts firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemary Preston, University of Warwick R.A.Preston@warwick.ac.uk
As you know CIES has embarked on establishing SIG
(special interest group). All INTERESTED CIES MEMBERS
are invited to join this SIG. Organizing as a SIG
will allow us (depending on the number of members)
to have one or more sessions on the program devoted
to chosen issues. Establishing an 'interest group'
provides a more intimate ongoing dialogue from year
to year among the members, exchange of relevant information,
peer feedback on work in progress and a closer network
within the society at large.
'Education' 'Globalization' 'Compare'?
The regional divisions of North/South or First World/Third
World are difficult to sustain any longer, and why
should we sustain this discursive practice? India,
China, South Korea or Mongolian are responding very
differently to agreements that affect education, from
countries on the African continent for example. Some
of those countries share the same concerns, yet they
are negotiating global pressures and trends in different
ways that may even be in opposition to one another.
There is no one South or one North to speak of, in
this context. The comparative study of education reform
and the different ways that countries are responding
to, engaging with, and seeking to address the challenges
of globalization will provide valuable insights. Equally,
the study of how globalization and its different impact
on different countries, leading to new formations
of power is no longer a question of 'are you pro or
anti globalization' but about the kind of knowledge
comparative education experts are using. This knowledge
is being produced in reform and planning reports,
in consultancies to Miniseries of Education, in research
and in teaching the next cadre of education experts.
We would like to explore these and other topics with
colleagues from different countries and educational
you are interested in joining please e-mail Gottlieb.email@example.com