The Global Imaginary of International School Communities

The 'global' is not as neutral as the symbol currently lends itself to be in the international school network. I have argued that the global imaginary is powerful in shaping the sector and its vast community. It is powerful because it ...

Author: Heather A. Meyer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030727444

Category: Education

Page: 245

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This book offers a new perspective into the world of international schools and the lucrative industry that accompanies it. It examines how the notion of the ‘global’ becomes a successful commodity, an important social imaginary and a valuable identity marker for these communities of privileged migrants and host country nationals. The author invites the reader on an ethnographic journey through an international school community located in Germany – illuminating the central features that define and maintain the sector, including its emphasis on ‘globality’, engagement with the concept of ‘Third Culture Kid’, and its wider contentious relationship with the ‘local’. While much attention is placed on ‘global citizenship’, international school communities experience degrees of isolation, limited mobility, over-protection and dependency on the school community– impacting their everyday lives, inside and outside the school. This book is guided by larger questions pertaining to the education and mobilities of ‘migrant’ youths and young adults, as well as the notion of what it means to be ‘global’ today.

Migration Diversity and Education

Her thesis explores the role of the global imaginary within international school communities, and forms the basis for this chapter. Her research interests include ethnography, the construction and maintenance of communities, ...

Author: Fred Dervin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137524669

Category: Education

Page: 251

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The concept of Third Culture Kids is often used to describe people who have spent their childhood on the move, living in many different countries and languages. This book examines the hype, relevance and myths surrounding the concept while also redefining it within a broader study of transnationality to demonstrate the variety of stories involved.

Revisiting the Global Imaginary

One of the initial ideas for the Santa Barbara global studies program was that it would service the whole of the ... dean of international affairs at Columbia University, the idea of the School of Global Affairs was to create practical, ...

Author: Chris Hudson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030149116

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Manfred B. Steger’s extensive body of work on globalization has made him one of the most influential scholars working in the field of global studies today. His conceptualization of the global imaginary is amongst the most significant developments in thinking about globalization of the last three decades. Revisiting the Global Imaginary pays tribute to Steger’s contribution to our intellectual history with essays on the evolution, ontological foundations and methodological approaches to the study of the global imaginary. The transdisciplinary framework of this field of enquiry lends itself to investigation in diverse sites. This volume of essays explores practices associated with the reproduction of the global imaginary in such diverse sites as mobile money, Irish pubs, cyber-capitalism, urban space, music in post-apartheid South Africa and global political movements, amongst others.

The Longings and Limits of Global Citizenship Education

The idea of community in the global imaginary theoretically excludes no one. ... Several teachers in international schools talk about “English only” policies in their classrooms that they had to enforce because, as one said, ...

Author: Jeffrey S. Dill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136690242

Category: Education

Page: 186

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As the world seemingly gets smaller and smaller, schools around the globe are focusing their attention on expanding the consciousness and competencies of their students to prepare them for the conditions of globalization. Global citizenship education is rapidly growing in popularity because it captures the longings of so many—to help make a world of prosperity, universal benevolence, and human rights in the midst of globalization’s varied processes of change. This book offers an empirical account from the perspective of teachers and classrooms, based on a qualitative study of ten secondary schools in the United States and Asia that explicitly focus on making global citizens. Global citizenship in these schools has two main elements, both global competencies (economic skills) and global consciousness (ethical orientations) that proponents hope will bring global prosperity and peace. However, many of the moral assumptions of global citizenship education are more complex and contradict these goals, and are just as likely to have the unintended consequence of reinforcing a more particular Western individualism. While not arguing against global citizenship education per se, the book argues that in its current forms it has significant limits that proponents have not yet acknowledged, which may very well undermine it in the long run.

Making the World Global

U.S. Universities and the Production of the Global Imaginary Isaac A. Kamola ... develop knowledge of contemporary issues through involvement with the school's increasingly international community,” while boasting a “global network” of ...

Author: Isaac A. Kamola

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478005612

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Following World War II the American government and philanthropic foundations fundamentally remade American universities into sites for producing knowledge about the world as a collection of distinct nation-states. As neoliberal reforms took hold in the 1980s, visions of the world made popular within area studies and international studies found themselves challenged by ideas and educational policies that originated in business schools and international financial institutions. Academics within these institutions reimagined the world instead as a single global market and higher education as a commodity to be bought and sold. By the 1990s, American universities embraced this language of globalization, and globalization eventually became the organizing logic of higher education. In Making the World Global Isaac A. Kamola examines how the relationships among universities, the American state, philanthropic organizations, and international financial institutions created the conditions that made it possible to imagine the world as global. Examining the Center for International Studies, Harvard Business School, the World Bank, the Social Science Research Council, and NYU, Kamola demonstrates that how we imagine the world is always symptomatic of the material relations within which knowledge is produced.

Higher Education Internationalization and English Language Instruction

World Englishes and English-using communities. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 17, ... Preface: Situating learning in home, school, and community. ... Cash, competition, or charity: International students and global imaginary.

Author: Xiangying Huo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030605995

Category: Education

Page: 159

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This book offers new understanding of the implications of pluralism and of transnational movements to higher education and the construct of a “native speaker” within contemporary globalization processes. Theoretically, it calls for a revisioned English as an International Language (EIL) pedagogy and a wider acceptance of EIL and of World Englishes. It challenges the postsecondary education sector to change the discourse around language proficiency to one that engages the “pluralism of English.” As for the applied significance, the book contributes to the work on neo-racism which means racism goes beyond color to stereotypic foreign cultures, nationalities, and exotic accents based on cultural distinctions instead of merely skin differences. The book contributes to higher education policy and practice, pushing a revisioning of ESL in conceptual and pedagogical ways, such as designing more culturally oriented curriculum, implementing culturally responsive pedagogy, and valuing the teaching proficiency more than the language proficiency.

The Palgrave Handbook of Global Approaches to Peace

Alan Chong is an Associate Professor in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. ... he is the author of The Visual Research Project of the Global Imaginary (2007–present).

Author: Aigul Kulnazarova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319789057

Category: Political Science

Page: 765

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With existing literature focusing largely on Western perspectives of peace and their applications, a global understanding of peace is much needed. Spurred by more recent debates and discourses that criticize the dominant realist and liberal approaches for crises in contemporary state- and peace-building, the contributors to this handbook emphasize not only the need to solve this eternal conundrum of humanity, but also demand—with the rise of increasingly more violent conflicts in international relations—the development of a global interpretive framework for peace and security. To this end, the present handbook examines conceptual, institutional and normative interpretive approaches for making, building and promoting peace in the context of roles played by state and non-state actors within local, national, regional, and global units of analysis.

Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives Into the School Curriculum

The struggles of Canada and the world to integrate Afghanistan into the international community is part of the same struggle ... the Blue Planet is the offspring of the geographical (Gregory, 1994), global, and astronautical imaginary.

Author: Yatta Kanu

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442611320

Category: Education

Page: 244

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This book provides the first comprehensive study of how these frameworks can be effectively implemented to maximize Indigenous education.

International Schools and International Education

It is here suggested that an international education, and ipso facto an international school, should, in part, be able to justify its classification as ... These boundaries are just as imaginary as the ones that divide our nations.

Author: Mary Hayden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134987283

Category: Education

Page: 220

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This work tackles the issues that staff and management of international schools need to address in order to ensure that their teaching and organization is of a high standard and quality. It contains a wide range of contributions from international school experts around the world.