Building a global schoolhouse: International education in Singapore

Sidhu, Ravinder (2005) Building a global schoolhouse: International education in Singapore. Australian Journal of Education, 49 1: 46-65. doi:10.1177/000494410504900103

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Title Building a global schoolhouse: International education in Singapore
Journal name Australian Journal of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9441
Publication date 2005-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/000494410504900103
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 49
Issue 1
Start page 46
End page 65
Total pages 20
Editor S. Marginson
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Council for Educational Research
Language eng
Subject 330305 Teacher Education - Higher Education
330104 Educational Policy, Administration and Management
330106 Comparative Education
330103 Sociology of Education
740300 Higher Education
Abstract This paper takes Singapore and the field of international education as focal points for exploring state-market relations under conditions of globalisation. It examines Singapore's ambitions to become an education hub and a provider of international education through the Global Schoolhouse Project. Using an analytical approach from the governmentality school, the paper explores the types of hybrid formations and cosmopolitanism sensibilities arising from both the production and consumption of international education. These cosmopolitanisms and hybridities are read against the geopolitical rationalities that have shaped the Singaporean nation-state. An argument is made for further empirical work into understanding how notions of hybridity are deployed in governance under conditions of globalisation. The Global Schoolhouse Project illustrates the creative and imaginative ways in which the Singaporean nation-state is re-modelling itself in response to the new iterations of global capitalism. The paper highlights the importance of moving beyond zero-sum thinking about the effect of globalisation on the nation-state.
Keyword developing countries
educational marketing
global approach
international education
knowledge economy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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