The global and the local: idea flows, contexts, and the influencing of education policy in the 21st century

Helgetun, J.B.


This article, under the format of an essay, discusses the importance of context in comparative education analysis and for understanding teacher education policy. It looks at the global context from the age of enlightenment to the age of PISA and TALIS, the regional context of the Bologna Process and European integration, and the local context of teacher education in England and France. This essay, rich in references to the current cannon in teacher education analysis, can be seen as providing an overview of, and entry point for, scholars who desire further knowledge on the interaction between the global and the local in teacher education.

In: International Encyclopedia of Education (Fourth Edition), 2023, pages 604-610