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Education, Globalization and the Nation

Peterson, A., Davies, I., Chong, K.M., Epstein, T., Peck, C.L., Ross, A., Sears, A., dos Santos Schmidt, M.A.M., Sonu, D. Education, Globalization and the Nation. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-137-46034-9. Pages: 224

Universities, once at the forefront of campaigns for intellectual liberty, are now bastions of conformity. This provocative book traces the demise of academic freedom within the context of changing ideas about the purpose of the university and the nature of knowledge and is a passionate call to arms for the power of academic thought today. 'Globalization' and 'the Nation' provide significant contexts for examining past educational thinking and practice and to identify how education has been influenced today. This book, written collaboratively, explores country case studies - Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the UK and USA as well as discussing the transnational European Union.