‘Globalization’ and ‘nation’ provide perhaps the most significant contexts, concepts and processes that inform educational thinking and practice today. In this book, we — a team of authors from around the world — have written collaboratively about several overlapping themes. We describe and discuss the sorts of education about — and for — the nation that occur within individual countries. We are interested in the links that are made in education between the nation as a distinct unit and its connections to other similarly distinct nations. As such we are exploring the role that education plays in internationalization (or, literally, what education does in terms of understanding and activity between nations). And, we are also keen to explore the issues that emerge from national and international initiatives and characterizations that are pertinent to globalization, which allows us to consider overarching and perhaps more inclusive conceptions of education that go beyond the nation state. Copyright © 2016 King Man Chong, Ian Davies, Terrie Epstein, Carla L. Peck, Andrew Peterson, Alistair Ross, Maria Auxiliadora Schmidt, Alan Sears and Debbie Sonu.
CitationChong, K. M., Davies, I., Epstein, T., Peck, C. L., Peterson, A., Ross, A., et al. (2016). Introduction. In Education, globalization and the nation (pp. 1-4). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- National identity
- Educational ambition
- Citizenship education
- International initiative
- Special administrative region