Article

Global Discourses and national reconstruction: the impact of globalization on curriculum policy

Citation

Priestley M (2002) Global Discourses and national reconstruction: the impact of globalization on curriculum policy. Curriculum Journal, 13 (1), pp. 121-138. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585170110115295

Abstract
Globalization has been widely discussed and much contested. It has been claimed that the process of globalization has impacted greatly on the capacity of the nation-state to formulate policy (e.g. Reich, 1992). Moreover, globalization has been accompanied by, or at least runs parallel to, a seemingly endless process of change within education. This process has assumed a worldwide character, as policies have migrated around the world; thus there have existed many similarities in terms of, for instance, curriculum provision, or school governance, between New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA. This article examines the nature and extent of education change in general terms, and the concept of globalization, before analysing the links between globalization and the process of change in one area of education, that is, the development of national frameworks for curriculum and assessment within anglophone nations.

Keywords
; Education, Secondary Curricula English-speaking countries; Curriculum change English-speaking countries; Curriculum planning English-speaking countries

Journal
Curriculum Journal: Volume 13, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/2002
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/405
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN0958-5176