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International and Development Education

The Trajectory of Global Education Policy

Community-Based Management in El Salvador and the Global Reform Agenda

Authors: Edwards Jr., D. Brent

  • Critically reviews concepts around global education policy and international policy transfer
  • Sheds light on the origins of global education policy using a holistic approach
  • Contributes to the literature on education reform in El Salvador 
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This book provides new insights into the phenomena of global education policies and international policy transfer. While both of these issues have gained popularity in the field of international and comparative education, there remains much that we do not know. In particular, while numerous studies have been produced which examine how global education policies—such as vouchers, charter schools, conditional-cash transfers, standardized testing, child-centered pedagogy, etc.—are implemented globally, we lack research which illuminates the origins and evolution of such policies. The book addresses this critical gap in our knowledge by looking at multiple aspects of the trajectory of a particular policy which was born in El Salvador in the early 1990s and subsequently went global. Edwards explicitly analyzes the trajectory of global education policy with reference to the role of international organizations and within the larger international political and economic dynamics that affected the overall country context of El Salvador.

About the authors

D. Brent Edwards Jr. is Assistant Professor of Theory and Methodology in the Study of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. He was previously a Visiting Scholar at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Central America, El Salvador, and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Reviews

“This book is the first rigorous account of the evolution of a global education policy that provides a comprehensive description of the Latin American context and a sophisticated discussion of debates in globalization studies and political economy.” (Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Comparative and International Education, Columbia University, USA)

“This important book traces the origins and subsequent movement of the Education with Community Participation program (EDUCO) through and by multilateral agencies into other sites. This is exactly the sort of theoretically informed but empirically grounded analysis of global education policy formation that we need more of.” (Stephen J. Ball, Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, University College London, UK)

“This volume is a beautifully crafted, in-depth analysis of EDUCO, set in El Salvador. D. Brent Edwards Jr. shows the gains to be had in understanding EDUCO when tracing its multi-scalar dynamics and global trajectory over time and scape. This is case study work at its best.” (Susan L. Robertson, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Global Education Policy Field: Characterization, Conceptualization, Contribution

    Edwards, D. Brent

    Pages 1-30

  • The EDUCO Program: Operation, Analyses, Evaluations

    Edwards, D. Brent

    Pages 31-66

  • Critical International Political Economy and Mechanisms/Pathways of Influence

    Edwards, D. Brent

    Pages 67-94

  • Investigating the Trajectory of Global Education Policy

    Edwards, D. Brent

    Pages 95-124

  • Decentralization and Community-Based Management in Global Perspective: Trends and Institutions

    Edwards, D. Brent

    Pages 125-148

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50875-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $65.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50874-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Trajectory of Global Education Policy
Book Subtitle
Community-Based Management in El Salvador and the Global Reform Agenda
Authors
Series Title
International and Development Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50875-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50875-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50874-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 304
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