The Global South and comparative and international Education: A Leitmotif

Author
Charl C Wolhuter

Synopsis

This book proposes and unpacks the construct 'Criticism against Northern Hegemony in the scholarly field of Comparative and International Education' as bringing together a number of related strands in the field and as showing a promising future trajectory for the evolution of the field, namely the affirmation of the Global South. This construct captures a significant amount of what leading scholars in the field of Comparative and International Education are currently engaged with. It also expresses a view of both the current epoch of education as well as of the societal contextual imperatives shaping education. Criticism against Northern Hegemony in the field comes to the fore in a number of related strands in the current discourse in the field. 

This scholarly book originates from the Research Unit of Human Rights Education in Diversity at North-West University, South Africa, where the author is affiliated. The book is grounded in the Creed for Human Rights. From this perspective, the book advocates for a new phase in the historical development of the field, with a focus on advancing the affirmation of the Global South as a central moral foundation. The author envisions that this shift will represent a significant advancement in Comparative and International Education, propelling it to an unprecedented stage of value and importance.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    Historical Evolution of Comparative and International Education: Current Challenges and Trajectory for the Future
  • Chapter 2
    The Discreditation of the notion of Development and of Modernisation Theory
  • Chapter 3
    Criticism against Foreign Aid and the work of International Agencies in the field of Education
  • Chapter 4
    Anti-Globalisation in Comparative and International Education
  • Chapter 5
    Criticism against Neo-Liberal Economics and its Impact on Education
  • Chapter 6
    Calls for Decolonisation in Education
  • Chapter 7
    Criticism against racism in Comparative and International Education
  • Chapter 8
    Appreciation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Chapter 9
    Unequal Scholarly Playing Fields
  • Chapter 10
    The Rise of the Global South on the Global Scene
  • Chapter 11
    The Rise of the Global South in the Global Education Expansion and Reform Project
  • Chapter 12
    Promise of a New Chapter for Comparative and International Education

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