Gateways to the global: Governing school-industry partnerships

Kapitzke, Cushla & Hay, Stephen (2008) Gateways to the global: Governing school-industry partnerships. In American Educational Research Association Conference, Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility, 24 - 28 March 2008, New York, NY. (Unpublished)

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Partnerships have emerged as a prominent feature of education policy discourse in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. This paper examines one school-industry partnership, the Gateway to the Aerospace Industry, located in Queensland, Australia, which involves multiple global industry partners, including the Boeing Corporation. The partnership has produced an industry-specific Senior Syllabus for Aerospace Studies that has been taken up by schools in the state, Catholic and Independent education sectors across the state. Using governmentality theory (Rose, 1999), the analysis challenges dominant representations of globalization as an external force, conceptualizing it instead as an epistemology, or an effect of governance through knowledge producing practices in local neighborhoods and school communities. The research demonstrates the primacy of the local in the constitution of the global imaginary (Taylor, 2004).

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ID Code: 10576
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Public private partnerships, school, industry partnerships, globalisation, educational partnerships, global imaginary, social imaginaries, governmentality, education innovation, curriculum change, Smart State policy, education policy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:34

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