Journal article

Beyond the global city: a comparative analysis of cosmopolitanism in middle-class educational strategies in Australia and Brazil

Joel Windle, Quentin Maire

DISCOURSE-STUDIES IN THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The global middle class (GMC) is a theoretical construct that seeks to globalise a set of attributes identified in studies of school choice in the global north, and to a lesser extent in developing nations in Asia. As theorised by Ball a mobile middle class with cosmopolitan sensibilities drives international education options in global cities. This proposition is challenged through analysis of the histories of curriculum and class relations in two national settings (Australia and Brazil) and examination of contemporary class profiles (i.e. economic and cultural properties) in expanding forms of international education in these countries. The paper argues that the forms of cosmopolitanism as..

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Grants

Awarded by PNPD-CAPES fellowship at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program in Applied Linguistics


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a PNPD-CAPES fellowship at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program in Applied Linguistics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (08/2018-07/2019).