Super Dimensions In Globalisation And Education by David R. ColeSuper Dimensions In Globalisation And Education by David R. Cole

Super Dimensions In Globalisation And Education

byDavid R. ColeEditorChristine Woodrow

Paperback | March 31, 2018

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This volume is the first major production of the globalisation research strand of the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. This book makes a significant contribution to the theory of and research in globalisation and education, and tackles the topics of superdiversity and supercomplexity. The book's thesis is that the effects of globalisation on education can only be understood if the specific yet complex conditions of globalisation in education are investigated. The book takes an international approach to understanding globalisation and does not restrict itself to just one methodological or theoretical plane of investigation.

Education is one of these frontline domains in which the effects of superdiversity cannot be dismissed, minimized or denied. The continuously increasing complexity of learning environments is raising critical issues at every level, from description over analysis to theoretical generalization, and this book is a first and fruitful attempt at charting these waters. 

This pioneering book will remain a key text for many years to come .

Jan Bloomaert

Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center

Tilburg University, the Netherlands.


This provocative collection works from two premises:  that today there is superdiversity in our globalised world and related is a supercomplexity of theoretical and methodological approaches.  The collection proffers multifarious challenges for educational theory, research and practice in working with, through and across these two premises.

As such, Super Dimensions in Globalisation and Education isessential reading for all educational researchers, whatever their interests or location .

Professor Bob Lingard

The University of Queensland, Australia.


This is a highly imaginative book that stops 'flat earth' and convergence arguments dead in their tracks. Itsgenius is to bring super-complexity and super-diversity into a conversation with each other and with education , and in doing so shed light on the numerous and unexpected ways in which global processes are shaping education in revealing and compelling ways.  

Any scholar concerned with globalisation and education will find Super Dimensions in Globalisation and Education a' must have' on their reading list


Professor Susan Robertson

Director of the Centre for Globalisation, Education and Social Futures

University of Bristol, UK.


This is an absorbing and compelling collection. It takes readers on a kaleidoscopic journey through various intricate expressions of the nexus between globalisation and education.  And it offers multiple ways that such expressions can be thought and rethought.In transcending conventional categorisations it invites educators to do so too.


Professor Jane Kenway,

Australian Professorial Fellow - Australian Research Council,

Education Faculty, Monash University, Australia.

David R. Cole is an Associate Professor in Education at the Western Sydney University, Australia and strand leader for Globalisation at the Centre for Educational Research. He has published eleven academic books, and numerous (100+) journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations and other public output. He has been involved ...
Title:Super Dimensions In Globalisation And EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:March 31, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811091307

ISBN - 13:9789811091308


Table of Contents

1 Super Dimensions in Globalisation and Education.- Part 1: Super Dimensions in Globalisation and Literacy.- 2 Students as Linguistic Ethnographers: Super-diversity in the Classroom Context.- 3 Growing up Bilingual and Negotiating Identity in Globalised and Multicultural Australia.- 4 Researching Literacy Development in the Globalised North: Studying Tri-lingual Children's English Writing in Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish Sapmi.- Part II: Super Dimensions of the Global North and South.- 5 Screaming Silences: Subjects and Photographs in Schools in Contexts of Extreme Urban Poverty and Environmental Decay.- 6 Theories of Globalisation and Planetary Sustainability.- 7 Super-epistemic Diversity: Intersectional Interplay of Educational Knowledge in the Programa Futuro Infantil Hoy.- 8 The Global Architecture of Education and its Ramifications for Education and Learning in the Global South.- Part III: Super Dimensions of Educational Research and Policy.- 9 Unearthing the Forces of Globalisation in Educational Research through Guattari's Cartographic Method.- 10 The Spatialities of Education Policy Analysis: Globalisation, Scale and Mobility.- 11 Persistence is Fertile: Pushing Methodological Potentialities in Education Research.- Part IV: Super dimensions and Issues in Educational Practices.- 12 Teachers' Work in the Age of Migration: A Cosmopolitan Analysis.- 13 Localising/Internationalising Teacher Education with Anglo-Chinese Theoretic-linguistic Characteristics: Producing dÇngtiá¾±n lìdì Teacher-researchers.- 14 Educational Aspirations, Ethnicity and Mobility in Western Sydney Higher Schools.