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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