General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Globalisation, International Agencies, Economy And Education
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Daria Hejwosz-Gromkowska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-GI-11-a


Module aim (aims)

Encourage students to raise critical awareness about increasing globalization of the world's economies and infrastructures which have impact on our planet and those who live here. This course introduces students to the issues concerning the influence of globalization on the field of education. This course offers to participants an extensive collection of readings and source material on critical global issues, plus teaching ideas, lesson plans, and rich collections of resources that future teachers can use during their classes.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

English on intermediate level, allowing for the free speaking and reading the articles in English


Introduction. Discussion of course outline, requirements and assessment.
Legacy of inequality. Theoretical background 

Globalisation - what does it mean?

The role of the nation-states in the global context

The suprantional organisations: The World Bank, UN, OECD
Globalisation of education - examples
Globalisation of higher education

Corporatization of Education in the global context. The rise and fall of neoliberlism 

Towards a global citizenship - an utopia or an ideal to achieve. Reading and anylising Marta Nussbaum's work

Globalisation and culture - unification of culture? 

Popular culture and globalisation

Reading list

The readings necessary for the classes will be provided by the lecturer

B. Bigelow, B. Peterson, Rethinking globalization. Teaching for justice in an unjust world, Rethinking School Publication, Milwaukee 2002.
R. Lowe, B. Miner, Selling out our schools. Vouchers, markets, and the future of public education, Rethinking School Publication, Milwaukee 1996.
E. Marshall, Ö. Sensoy Rethinking popular culture and media, Rethinking School Publication, Milwaukee 2011.
L. Christensen, S. Karp, Rethinking school reform. Views from the classroom, Rethinking School Publication, Milwaukee 2003.
K. Swope, B. Miner, Failing our kids. Why the testing craze won't fix our schools, Rethinking School Publication, Milwaukee 2000.
E. J. Hyslop- Margison, A. M. Sears, Neo-liberalism, globalization and human capital learning. Reclaiming education for democratic citizenship, Springer, The Netherlands 2006.