Openly accessible

The simplicity of educational reforms : defining globalization and reframing educational policies during the 1990s

Vongalis-Macrow, Athena 2009, The simplicity of educational reforms : defining globalization and reframing educational policies during the 1990s, International journal of educational policies, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 62-80.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
vongalismacrow-thesimplicityof-2009.pdf Published version application/pdf 177.53KB 95

Title The simplicity of educational reforms : defining globalization and reframing educational policies during the 1990s
Author(s) Vongalis-Macrow, Athena
Journal name International journal of educational policies
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 62
End page 80
Total pages 19
Publisher ICPRES
Place of publication Ankara, Turkey
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1307-3842
Summary Reviewing the trends in educational reforms from the last decade provides opportunity for policy makers to understand the issues from the past with a view to improving the educational planning in the future. In the 90s globalization emerged as a great impetus for educational reforms, however a central problem concerning globalization was its full meaning and implications were still emergent therefore educational planning and policy making reflected a great deal of uncertainty. This paper reviews and analyses how educational policies from the 90s constructed globalization and uncertainty and whether the lessons from the 90s have implications for current policy making. Using computer assisted text analysis, this paper explores how educational policies from OECD, UNESCO and the World Bank coalesced with certain notions of globalisation that strategically guided educational reforms. By focusing on textual evidence, in a range of education policy from the 90s, the paper discusses how policy consolidated particular ideas about globalization and presented ‘simple’ recipes for educational change. When reviewing the 90s, the relationship between education and global change the macro policy research shows a trend towards narrowing focus on managerial and financial issues, specifically the paper discusses how OECD policy emphasized education a social and individual payoff, World Bank policy focused on education enabling the free flow of capital and UNESCO policy problematised globalization but focused on the importance of teachers as a way to create stability in education during the paradoxical times.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 160506 Education Policy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2009, ICPRES
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024978

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Education
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 425 Abstract Views, 96 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 11 Mar 2010, 10:48:54 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.