Education Policy

Author(s): Mark Olssen

Current Affairs & Politics

Education Policy provides an international perspective on education policy, and of the role and function of education in the global economy. It covers the major topics of central significance in education and the sociology of education. At the same time it maintains a unique position in respect to globalization, education and the nation state. Olssen, O'Neill and Codd provide the background analyses necessary for understanding the restructuring in education and social policy that has occurred in many countries affected by the resurgence of neo-liberal political theory. Olssen, O'Neill and Codd specifically examine education policy in relation to globalization, citizenship and democracy. They argue that globalization is an extension of neoliberalism and is destructive of the nation state, community and democracy. They show the importance of education in building strong democratic nation states and global communities based on cultural identity and inter-cultural awareness. The concluding chapter develops the case for the 'strong' state and the rise of the 'education state' as necessary in the global era. Olssen, O'Neill and Codd use Foucault's notions of 'governmentality' and his met


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  • : 9780761974703
  • : sage
  • : sage
  • : books

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  • : Mark Olssen
  • : Paperback