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Globalizing Globalization: The Neo-Institutional Concept of a World Culture

by Daniel Tröhler - 2009

The history of education in relation to globalization is quite paradoxical. The first global phenomena of education emerged out of reactions against the Reformation in the late sixteenth century, when the Counter-Reformation Jesuits, or Society of Jesus, started to establish institutions of higher education, first in Europe and later in other parts of the world. Provided in architecturally standardized buildings, the Jesuit education was based on a standardized curriculum developed by international experts and used standardized quality rating systems to assess students’ achievement.

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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. 29-48
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18431, Date Accessed: 12/8/2021 11:49:49 PM

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  • Daniel Tröhler
    University of Luxembourg
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    DANIEL TRÖHLER is Professor of Education and Director of the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences at the University of Luxembourg and Visiting Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Granada, Spain. His latest publications include Languages of Education: Protestant Legacies, National Identities, and Global Aspirations (Routledge 2011) (AERA Outstanding Book of the Year Award) and Pestalozzi and the Educationalization of the World (Palgrave Pivot 2013).
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