Includes bibliographical references (p. -224) and index.
Introduction: about writing, education, research 1. Globalizing education: thinking global, acting loco 2. Discoursing the global in the national: making Science Sexy (and vice versa) 3. Global and local professionalism: the case of teacher and nurse identities 4. Re-locating early professional learning: the 'invention' of teachers 5. The global/local nightmare: Enlightenment, and its 'heart of darkness' 6. Localizing method: reflexivity, the picturing of selves, the forging of method 7. Hybridising discipline, method and writing: this case is not yet blank 8.Educating the local. Rethinking word-crashes, concepts, stories, theories, and sensing the new.
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This book provides a critical account of how contemporary educational knowledge is put together and presented in the global knowledge economy, redefining the actors in the education process, including principally the child, pupil, and learner, but also the teacher, parent, inspector and policy-maker. Education is in crisis. The last twenty years have seen the establishment of an orthodoxy based on the standardisation of all sorts of curricula based on national prescription. This orthodoxy is increasingly global. It has been accompanied, and indeed promoted, by the narrow measurement of educational performances of all sorts, their often invalid comparison, and the consequent establishment of a moral economy based on league table positions.International league tables are now the motor of national educational change, from the Pacific Rim to former communist territories, and across most western countries. This book confronts that controversy and aims to help bring about the 'turnaround' that it predicts - away from measurement mania and rampant instrumentality. It will appeal to a wide range of readers who are committed to educational change, from system level to individual professional practice. (source: Nielsen Book Data)