International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2013, Vol. 9(3) 34-48

Mining the present: Reconstructing progressive education in an era of global change

Laura A. Edwards, & Kyle A. Greenwalt

pp. 34 - 48   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2013.004

Published online: October 15, 2013  |   Number of Views: 0  |  Number of Download: 23


Abstract

This  paper  explores what might  be  seen as  a paradox  at the  heart  of the  current push    to

―globalize‖ education: at a moment when administrators, especially in higher education, are seeking to globalize their programs (often for reasons having to do with increasing international competition and decreasing funding for education), global education offers a window through which progressive ideals might be re-asserted in increasingly standardized teaching and learning environments. To demonstrate, we offer our own attempts to globalize our teaching practice, through both personal and historical narratives. Ultimately, the paper seeks to complicate global education—both historical and contemporary versions—as we draw upon the work of John Dewey in an attempt to reconstruct our own particular version of a location-specific, globally minded, progressive education practice.

Keywords: Global education, teacher education, progressive education


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Edwards, L.A. & Greenwalt, K.A. (2013). Mining the present: Reconstructing progressive education in an era of global change . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), 34-48.

Harvard
Edwards, L. and Greenwalt, K. (2013). Mining the present: Reconstructing progressive education in an era of global change . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), pp. 34-48.

Chicago 16th edition
Edwards, Laura A. and Kyle A. Greenwalt (2013). "Mining the present: Reconstructing progressive education in an era of global change ". International Journal of Progressive Education 9 (3):34-48.

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