New book by Ian Davies and colleagues

Posted on 16 November 2015

Education, Globalization and the Nation published by Palgrave Macmillan

‘Globalization’ and ‘nation’ provide perhaps the most significant contexts, concepts and processes that inform educational thinking and practice today. In this book a team of authors from around the world have written collaboratively about key issues regarding education about and for the nation, international community and global society.

Professor Ian Davies, one of the team of authors behind the new book, said: "In this book we explore individual country case studies - Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the UK and USA – as well as discussing the nature of the transnational European Union.

"We discuss the social, political and cultural contexts that are relevant to education, internationalization and globalization within and between nations. We explore historical material to identify what educating for the nation has meant in the last 50 years. We focus on contemporary developments by analysing educational policy and practice and discuss likely and desirable futures. We ask what has been done, what is being done and what should be done to ensure that high quality education is developed."

The team of authors comprises:

  • King Man Chong, Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.
  • Ian Davies, University of York, UK
  • Terrie Epstein, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.
  • Carla Peck, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Andrew Peterson, University of South Australia
  • Alistair Ross, London Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Maria Auxiliadora Moreira dos Santos Schmidt, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
  • Alan Sears, University of New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Debbie Sonu, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA

More information about the book is available here.