Globalisation & Neo-Liberalism (My Ideas (Education is seen as a…
Globalisation & Neo-Liberalism
Increased pressure on schools to keep up with other countries
Education is seen as a market
Resources and money being spent on the marketing of the schools image and technologies
Education seen as a commodity
How do we ensure social justice and equity remains important?
What happens to curriculum and pedagogy? Are the resources being spent on marketing and the business model of the school instead of professional development?
Bottery, M. (2006). Education and globalization: redefining the role of the education professional. Education Review, 58(1), pp. 95-113.
Economic globalisation is the most popular form as it is seen to hold the most power. It increases the demand for standardisation and predictability.
Educators need to be aware of the factors which constrain, steer, or facilitate their practice
Education should be seen as a 'public good' rather than private consumable item.
Kenway, J., Bigum, C., & Fitzclarence, L. (1994, 2007) New education in new times. In S. J. Ball, I. F. Goodson, & M. Maguire (Eds.), (2007), Education, globalisation and new times, pp. 1-20.
Australia's young people are seen as a consumer identity
Advertising in schools, marketing of education in the national interest .
What is educational and what is entertainment?
How can we help to produce people who are not simply clever workers and committed consumers, but cultured, compassionate, creative, critical and courageous human beings?