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Daniel Araya on Sun, 2 Jan 2011 06:16:13 +0100 (CET)

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Globalization 2.0

This issue of the Journal of Global Studies in Education will focus on the rapid growth of newly industrializing countries (NICs) in the context of education and socioeconomic development. In 2003, Goldman Sachs published a startling report on the growth of NICs in which Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) were predicted to become larger than the G6 economies within a few decades. Together, BRIC countries comprise more than 40% of the world’s population and one quarter of the world’s land mass. They are the four largest economies outside the OECD, and currently have a combined GDP of $15.4 trillion. While China and India appear to be on track to become the dominant global suppliers of manufactured goods and services, Brazil and Russia are on track to become the dominant suppliers of raw materials.

The growing economic success of many NICs in the production of high value products and services is challenging many of the basic assumptions of a Western-biased “knowledge economy”. China and India, in particular, are strongly investing in education: "Asia is already producing twice as many engineers as America and Europe together and in the US, close to half of those gaining a doctoral degree in engineering, mathematics and computer science are foreign students" (Brown & Lauder, 2008). At the same time, the paradox of the economic boom in BRIC countries is that it has benefited the super-elite most of all. One-third of India’s population remains illiterate and the bulk of China’s population is desperately poor. China's cities are now among the most polluted in the world, and the disparity between rich and poor is significant. If BRIC countries are going develop and grow to levels seen in advanced countries, they will require sizeable investments in infrastructure and education.

While the first wave of globalization may have been limited to low-skilled labor, the rise of the BRICs suggests an increased social and political heft for NICs. What is clear is that BRIC countries, particularly China and India, are moving up the value chain to compete with advanced countries in high-value production. What role does education play in facilitating this movement? How should education systems be shaped in BRIC countries? What role does information and communication technologies play? And what does this portend for advanced economies? 

Articles for Submission
Articles for submission should be no more than 6000 words. It is essential that an Abstract (100-200 words) be provided with each article. The author's name and affiliation should appear at the beginning of the article, together with full mailing and email addresses. Abstracts should be sent to: daniel {AT} jgse.org

Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2011
Deadline for final submission: June 1 2011

All papers submitted will be evaluated using the Journal of Global Studies normal peer review process. All submissions are published in accordance with international academic standards for research publication. Please also see the Journal’s information for authors: http://www.jgse.org/jgse/index.php/Journal/about/submissions


Daniel Araya
Global Studies in Education
Educational Policy Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
daniel {AT} jgse.org

Huseyin Esen
Global Studies in Education
Educational Policy Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
esen {AT} jgse.org

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Journal of Global Studies in Education

Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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