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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2001): Education - Overseas

DEMOCRATIZING EDUCATION AND EDUCATING DEMOCRATIC CITIZENS: INTERNATIONAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

L. J. Limage (ed.)

New York: Routledge Falmer, 2001

Provides an international and historical perspective on the political role of education. Addresses the conceptualization of democracy and citizenship, reform efforts toward democratisation in different societies, and education efforts to foster democratic citizens.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE NATION STATE: THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

J. Huisman, P. Maassen, and G. Neave (eds)

Amsterdam: Pergamon, 2001

As mass education reaches out beyond national boundaries, and as more and more students follow part of their courses abroad, governments are coming under increasing pressure to adapt their higher education systems. With the rise of a "higher education space" in the European Union, and with parallel developments in South America and between the US, Canada and Mexico, a range of powerful decision-making bodies give new meaning to the "supra national dimension" of the world of academe. Book considers the consequences of this new form of universalism in the EU.

SPECIAL EDUCATION, INCLUSION AND GLOBASIATION: A FEW CONSIDERATIONS INSPIRED IN THE BRAZILIAN CASE

M. Pereira dos Santos

Disability and Society, vol. 16, 2001, p. 311-325

Article argues that globalisation can only be positive if understood in its humanitarian sense which is in tune with proposals for inclusive education and the Education for All movement. Points out some key terms used together with "globalisation" and raises aspects of the ways in which they affect the education of disabled people in Brazil. Suggests that understanding the new roles of education within the globalised world is imperative for inclusion to take place effectively.