Here is a review of worldwide economic, political, cultural and educational changes since the beginning of the 1980s, examining new trends in educational governance. It describes the processes of globalization and shows how national education systems have responded. The book explains how world education models have emerged in international agencies and traces the ways these models are borrowed, imitated, imposed and adapted as different countries reform primary and secondary education.
Offers a broad view on world system and globalization
Links the global and the local and shows how the globalized policy is implemented in the local context
Contains "grassroots" case studies from different countries applying a similar world-wide policy