Globalization and Education
- The education world is not flat: Neoliberalism’s global project and teacher unions’ resistance, by Larry Kuehn
A metaphor for globalization is “the world is flat,” suggesting that differences between countries are less and less significant. This article argues against global homogenization of education and for recognizing cultural diversity.
- Building Teacher Solidarity
A Rethinking Schools interview with Larry Kuehn about building ties between teachers in Canada, Mexico, and the United States through the Tri-national Coalition in Defense of Public Education.
- Resistance to making education a tradable commodity
Presentation by Larry Kuehn to the Education Forum of the People’s Summit of the Americas, Mar del Plata, Argentina, November, 2005
- Leaning between conspiracy and hegemony: OECD, UNESCO, and the tower of PISA
This article by Larry Kuehn, which was published in Passing the test: The false promises of standardized testing (M. Moll (Ed.). 2004), takes an in-depth look at international testing programs and the impetus behind them.
- Keep public education out of trade agreements
Larry Kuehn makes the case for excluding education from trade agreements. Two trade agreements being negotiated are the primary focus of the article—the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
- Responding to globalization of education in the Americas— Strategies to support public education
Presentation to IDEA conference, Quito, Ecuador October 1999 by Larry Kuehn, Director of Research and Technology, BCTF.
- Questioning PISA: examine the purpose, not just the rankings
A critique of PISA by Larry Kuehn
Every three years the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development releases the results of international standardized testing it conducts in dozens of countries around the world. And every release of the test results creates a global explosion of comments on the state of education–most of them negative.