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Globalization and the Study of Education: Preface

by Thomas S. Popkewitz & Fazal Rizvi - 2009

Globalization is the type of phrase that Antonio Nóvoa (2002) has called planetspeak. It appears as an ubiquitous word that everyone “knows.” It appears daily in the newspapers about the promise of progress that once was spoken about through the worldwide Church’s redemption of the soul, or as the evil that will erode one’s senses of national belonging. It becomes the watchword of both good and evil, or what is right about the new world of this millennial and what needs to be corrected in this world.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 108. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 111 Number 14, 2009, p. 1-3
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18429, Date Accessed: 4/11/2021 12:02:24 AM

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  • Thomas Popkewitz
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    THOMAS S. POPKEWITZ is assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Fazal Rizvi
    University of Melbourne
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    FAZAL RIZVI recently joined the faculty of the University of Melbourne in Australia, having worked over the past decade at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he directed its Global Studies in Education program. He is the convener of the annual World Universities Forum. His most recent books include Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge 2010).
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