Globalization and Education

Teaching, Learning and Leading in the World Schoolhouse

Edited by:
Jeffrey S. Brooks, Curtin University
Anthony H. Normore, California State University Dominguez Hills
Melanie C. Brooks, Edith Cowan University
Nicola Sum, Monash University

A volume in the series: New Directions in Educational Leadership: Innovations in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service. Editor(s): Noelle Witherspoon-Arnold, University of Missouri-Columbia. René O. Guillaume, New Mexico State University. Emily Crawford-Rossi, University of Missouri.

Published 2022

Globalization and Education: Teaching, Learning and Leading in the World Schoolhouse explores the various ways educators’ work is influenced by globalization. This book presents topics and contexts traditionally marginalized in mainstream education research discourses and shows how local and global education issues are intersecting and shaping the ways in which ideas and practices are shared around the world. Each chapter presents an educational issue in an understudied international context, such as Saudi Arabia, Guyana, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, and Nepal. Topics range from how the knowledge industry shapes education in schools to the impact of globalization on school leadership, teaching, and learning. We invite scholars and practitioners to join us in the world schoolhouse, a place where discussion about educational understanding and improvement is not bounded by national borders, school systems or language. This book will both challenge and expand thinking about the complexities of education during a time of globalization and change.

Introduction. Student Engagement: A Vehicle for Preventing High School Dropout in the Coastal Urban Regions of Guyana, Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto. Job Training and Satisfaction in Saudi Arabia, Motheeb Mohammad Albogami and Melanie C. Brooks. The Role of the Internet and Digital Information in Education Curricula and the Teaching of Internet Law Politics, Luca Dal Pubel and Andrea Marighetto. Whose Disabilities Really Count in Higher Education? Tensions and Possibilities in Supporting Students With Disabilities Amidst the Press of Globalizing Forces, Melissa Brideau and Pam Bishop. Teachers’ Perspectives of Implementing Foreign Curricula in Bangladesh: A Case Study in Change Management and Capacity Development in English Medium Schools, Nicola Sum. School Leadership and Technology Integration in Malaysian Education: Issues and Implications for Practice and Policy, Siti Nursheila Khairuddin Yap and Jeffrey S. Brooks. Internationalization of Higher Education in Indonesia: A Case Study of Gadjah Mada University, Sibawaihi. The Paradox of Play in a Meritocratic Society: A Singapore Case Study, Josephine Ng. 21st Century Education in Brazil: Educating the Next Generation of Global Citizens to Think, Learn, and Lead, Adilson Menezes Jr. and Alesse Freitas Nunes. Curricular Reform in Nepal and the Challenges of Learner-Centered Education, Pritha Dahal, Fida Sanjakdar, and Melanie C. Brooks. Notions of Pluralism in Religious Education: Islam as a Case Study, Shireen Khuwaja and Miriam D. Ezzani. Pre-Service Teacher Education in Thailand in the Changing Time: Policies and Challenges, Ekkarin Sungtong, Warapark Maitreephun, Reecha Choosuwan, and Virintorn Auksornnit. About the Contributors.