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Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

Educational Leadership

in an

AgeofGlobalisation

David Williams

Turning the Tide

or

Riding the Wave


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

Whether Globalisationis a catch-phraseof politicians or a driver for change within educational establishments depends on the degree to which it is seen as a leveror a bluntinstrument


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

“Globalisationis an accelerated compression of the contemporary world and the intensification of consciousness of the world as a singular entity.

“Compression makes the world a single place by virtue of the power of a set of globallydiffusedideasthat render the uniqueness of social and ethnic identities and traditions irrelevant except within local contexts and in scholarly discourse.”

- Ronald Robertson, ‘Globalisation Theory & Civilised Analysis’ (1987)


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

“Globalisationis a process in which economies, cultures and societies have combined through a global network of tradeand communication”

- Patrick Doherty, ‘Globalisation and Education’ (2010)


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

“Globalisationcan be seen as multifaceted consisting of six strands:

• Changing concepts of space and time (shrinking)

• Increasing the numbers of culturalinteractions

• Commonality of problems facing everyone

• Increasing inter-dependencies and connections

• The development of trans-national actors and other organisations

• The synchronisation of these elements concerning globalisation”

- Cohen and Kennedy, ‘Global Society’ (2000)


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

“Trans-nationalcorporations, multi-nationalcorporations, governmentaland non-governmentalorganisations are playing a leading role in the current economical development and definingthe current push in education”

- Victor Roseilez, The Changing Face of Education (2007)


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

“The neo-liberalversion of globalisation, particularly as implemented by bilateral, multilateral and internationalorganisations, is reflected in an educational agenda that supports or imposes particular policies for evaluation, financing, assessment, standards, teacher-training, curriculum, instruction and testing.”

- Burbules and Torres, Globalisation and Education: Critical Perspectives (2000)


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

“successful corporations must primarily produce brandsas opposed to products.”

- Klein, ‘Globalisation Economic Handbook’ (2010)


Educational leadership in an age of globalisation david williams

“It is time to recognise that the truetutorsof our children are not school teachers or university professors but film makers, advertising executives and pop culture purveyors, Disney does more than Duke; Spielburgoutweighs Stanford; MTV trumps MIT.”

- Benjamin Barber


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