Confronting the Contradictions of Globalization for Science Education and Educators
What influence is globalization having on education? What are the implications of globalization for science education and more specifically, science education research? The first plenary session at the 2014 NARST Annual International Conference has been planned to engage the NARST membership in thinking about these questions and learning from one of the leading experts on globalization and education— Susan L. Robertson, Professor of Sociology of Education in the Graduate School of Education and the founding Director of the Centre for Globalisation, Education, and Societies at the University of Bristol, UK. I encourage NARST colleagues to prepare for this plenary by reading some of Dr. Robertson’s work on globalization and education. You will find many of her published articles and book chapters freely available on her website at http://susanleerobertson.com/.
Introduction by President Lynn Bryan