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Local Meanings, Global Schooling

Anthropology and World Culture Theory

Editors: Anderson-Levitt, K. (Ed.)

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Is there one global culture of schooling, or many national and local cultures? Do educational reforms take school systems on diverging or parallel paths? These case studies from five continents use ethnography and history to challenge the sweeping claims of sociology's world culture theory (neo-institutionalism). They demonstrate how national ministries of education and local schools re-invent every reform. Yet the cases also show that teachers and local reformers operate 'within and against' global models. Anthropologists need to recognize the global presence in local schooling as well as local transformation of global models. This is a collection that scholars in the field of the anthropology of education will not want to be without.

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LESLEY BARTLETT, Teachers College, Columbia University BOUBACAR BAYERO DIALLO, Université de Conakry and Université de Québec à Montréal DIANE BROOK NAPIER, University of Georgia THOMAS HATCH, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching SUSAN JUNGK, National-Louis University BOONREANG KAJORNSIN, Kasetsart University, Bangkok JOHN D. NAPIER, University of Georgia HUAHUA OUYANG, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies FRANCISCO O. RAMIREZ, Stanford University DEBORAH REED-DANAHAY, University of Texas-Arlington LISA ROSEN, University of Chicago KALANIT SEGAL-LEVIT, Haifa University AMY STAMBACH, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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'All the contributors are of an exceptionally high standard and are of equal interest to anthropologists and specialists with an interest in comparative education.' - C.W.Watson, British Journal of Educational Studies


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Meanings, Global Schooling
Book Subtitle
Anthropology and World Culture Theory
Editors
  • K. Anderson-Levitt
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8035-9
DOI
10.1057/9781403980359
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6163-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 263
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