Globalisation, the research imagination and deparochialising the study of education

Lingard, Bob (2006) Globalisation, the research imagination and deparochialising the study of education. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 4 2: 287-302. doi:10.1080/14767720600752734

Author Lingard, Bob
Title Globalisation, the research imagination and deparochialising the study of education
Journal name Globalisation, Societies and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-7732
Publication date 2006-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14767720600752734
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 287
End page 302
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
330103 Sociology of Education
Abstract This paper works in dialogue with Arjun Appadurai's paper, 'Grassroots globalization and the research imagination' in an attempt to outline some necessary changes in researching education in the multiple contexts of globalisation. The paper provides two narratives as part of this project, which Appadurai calls the 'deparochialisation of the research ethic'. The first narrative deals with the emergence of a 'world or global educational policy field' and suggests that Bourdieu's epistemological disposition, work on fields and his late political critiques of neo-liberal globalisation provide a way to begin to deparochialise the national focus of educational policy studies. The second narrative deals with my own pedagogies in relation to a full time MA course in educational policy and practice in Sheffield, where most of the students are from China, and my work in the Caribbean on Sheffield's masters and doctoral programmes. The two narratives demonstrate that Bourdieu's work inflected by postcolonialism, the creolisation of research and theory as a two-way process of retranslation, and challenges to the dominant research ethic from post-positivist epsistemologies of many sorts collectively offer an important contribution towards deparochialising research in education.
Keyword Bourdieu
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Globalising the research imagination

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