comparative education studies are useful to policy makers because they allow the ‘adaptation’ of best educational practice, but there are problems because what works in one culture may not be so successful in another!
Online Education Trends
Increasing numbers of people are making use of online learning platforms to educate themselves, but getting representative data on online learning is a challenge!
The 2022 World Cup and LGBTQ rights
The 2022 football world cup in Qatar has caused controversy because Qatar does not recognise same sex marriage or civil partnerships whereas European nation states tend to do so. To my mind this year’s world cup has been overshadowed by politics and it’s shone a light on how little global consensus there is over the…
The cost of living crisis – was it always inevitable?
is the cost of living crisis caused by a growing global middle class pushing up the price of scarce resources?
COP 27 – A Sociological Analysis
COP 27 – where 198 nations met to discuss climate change and agreed to do very little about it!
Why Did Liz Truss’ Budget do so Much Damage…?
The Tory U-turn on its disastrous tax-cutting mini budget demonstrates how little power the British government has in relation to the forces of economic globalisation
P and O’s Sacking of 800 Workers – Broad Support for the Marxist Perspective on Globalisation?
P and O Ferries recently sacked 800 UK workers by video conference call. Workers were literally told in a video call from the boss of P and O, lasting less than 5 minutes and with no prior warning, that their employment was being terminated with immediate effect. You can watch the boss of P and…
China’s Anti-Privatisation and Anti-Global Education Policy Changes
China recently banned for-profit tutoring after school for 5-15 year olds. This means that private companies who charge parents for tutoring their children can no longer operate. This news is very relevant to both the sociology of education and the topic of globalisation. The ‘banning’ of foreign companies is part of a broader Chinese-strategy to…
An end to U.S. Nation Building, but what does that mean?
A criticism of ‘optimist’ views of globalisation
What is Global Britain?
What will be Britain’s post-Brexit role in the world? Does leaving the EU mean we are now free to forge more truly ‘global relationship’ with other countries and regions in other parts of the world? This is an important question for students studying the A-level option in Global Development and should be of general interest…