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Globalization as A System of Reason: The Historical Possibility and the Political in Pedagogical Policy and Research


by Thomas S. Popkewitz - 2009

Globalization is a word that flows through many different contexts. A Google search identifies over 20 million sites for its descriptions and prescriptions. It is a topoi, it is a word that everyone seems to know and which needs no author. Globalization is a contemporary industry that crosses academia, commerce, and governments. In a European study of educational governance and social inclusion, it travels in the narratives of politicians, ministries, school leaders, and teachers to describe the fate of humankind: globalization was the given fact of the world, and schools are to prepare children for this future-to-come (Lindblad & Popkewitz, 2001). The hope of globalization is also the darkness of present economic woes and the homogenizing of cultures and traditions.

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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. 247-267
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18442, Date Accessed: 10/26/2021 4:26:57 AM

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