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Globalisation, Educational Transformation and Societies in Transition


reviewed by Patti McGill Peterson — 2002

coverTitle: Globalisation, Educational Transformation and Societies in Transition
Author(s): Teame Mebrahtu, Michael Crossley & David Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford
ISBN: 1873927789, Pages: 234, Year: 2000
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While globalisation figures prominently in this volume’s title, the book begins with a caution that the concept of globalisation is a slippery one. Indeed, it is a term used frequently to describe a variety of contemporary phenomena, but it is rarely defined. In this case, there is a need not only to be explicit about what constitutes globalisation, but also what its impact is upon education. In short order, Hallak takes on this charge in his chapter which provides a broad, interpretive view of the subject by describing the dimensions of globalisation and discussing its consequences. The Weltanschauung that is presented divides the world into globalisers, those who are globalised and those left on the fringes of globalisation. These categorizations hinge primarily upon degrees of possession of capital, resources, knowledge and the control of information. The categories may blur a bit at the edges, but they provide a model for looking at the nature and direction of globalisation. Even with this attempt to define the term, we... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 20-22
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10748, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:29:32 PM

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