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Call for Papers: Globalization 2.0 in Education

Via Daniel Araya:




Vol 1, No 2 (2011)

Globalization 2.0

This issue of the Journal of Global
Studies in Education
will focus on the rapid growth of newly
industrializing countries (NICs) in the context of education and
socioeconomic development.
In 2003, Goldman Sachs published a startling
report on the growth of NICs in which Brazil, Russia, India, and China
(BRICs) were predicted to become larger than the G6 economies within a
few decades. Together, BRIC countries comprise more than 40% of the
world’s population and one quarter of the world’s land mass. They are
the four largest economies outside the OECD, and currently have a
combined GDP of $15.4 trillion. While China and India appear to be on
track to become the dominant global suppliers of manufactured goods and
services, Brazil and Russia are on track to become the dominant
suppliers of raw materials.


The growing economic success of many NICs in the production of high value products and services is challenging many of the basic assumptions of a Western-biased “knowledge economy”.
China and India, in particular, are strongly investing in education:
"Asia is already producing twice as many engineers as America and Europe
together and in the US, close to half of those gaining a doctoral
degree in engineering, mathematics and computer science are foreign
students" (Brown & Lauder, 2008). At the same time, the paradox of
the economic boom in BRIC countries is that it has benefited the
super-elite most of all. One-third of India’s population remains
illiterate and the bulk of China’s population is desperately poor.
China's cities are now among the most polluted in the world, and the
disparity between rich and poor is significant. If BRIC countries are
going develop and grow to levels seen in advanced countries, they will
require sizeable investments in infrastructure and education.

While the first wave of globalization may have been limited to low-skilled labor, the rise of the BRICs suggests an increased social and political
heft for NICs. What is clear is that BRIC countries, particularly China
and India, are moving up the value chain to compete with advanced
countries in high-value production. What role does education play in
facilitating this movement? How should education systems be shaped in
BRIC countries? What role does information and communication
technologies play? And what does this portend for advanced economies?


Articles for Submission

Articles for submission should be no more than 6000 words. It is essential that an Abstract (100-200 words) be provided with each article. The
author's name and affiliation should appear at the beginning of the
article, together with full mailing and email addresses. Abstracts
should be sent to: daniel@jgse.org

Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2011
Deadline for final submission: June 1 2011

All papers submitted will be evaluated using the Journal of Global Studies normal peer review process. All submissions are published in accordance with
international academic standards for research publication. Please also
see the Journal’s information for authors:

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