Globalization Unchained: Seven Major Challenges Facing Education


Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin (Author) – Professor, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Pre-School and Elementary Education, Birk Branch of Bashkir State Univesity, Birsk, Bashkortostan, Russia

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU034000
DOI: 10.52305/XUWC6179

Target Audience: This book will be a good source to teacher educators teaching such courses as global and multicultural education, international and intercultural education, social studies education, history education at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States, other Anglo-Saxon countries as well as in the countries where English is an official language or a language that is widely spoken, like, for example, in the European Union. The book should also be a valuable resource for prospective and working teachers who are ignited by the ideas of globalism and global education and want to expand their global and multicultural expertise, professional knowledge, skills and international scope. The text may be used both for teaching and for professional reference.

Globalization Unchained: Seven Major Challenges Facing Education is a book whose time has come. Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin demonstrates fresh insights and his remarkable gift in revealing how contemporary globalization impacts various facets of education The author indicates that the phenomenon of globalization and its relation to education has never dropped from the agenda within the previous three to four decades. Some politicians, scholars, educators, and students vehemently hate and do not accept this phenomenon. Others are somewhere in the middle: They are trying to gain an insight into this notion. Still others completely accept the idea of globalization, show their full understanding of this actuality, and associate with it current progressive changes in the new century’s sociocultural and educational space. Sweeping all over the world and posing huge challenges to education, contemporary globalization:

• represents a grandiose challenge itself, permeating all cells of human society;
• necessitates the realization of global education, a key objective of which is developing school, college, and university students’ global competence for them to productively function within their own microculture, mainstream culture, and within an interdependent world;
• has brought into the world scene the neoliberal agenda, the advocates of which call out loud for employing market principles across educational systems;
• has brought into the global educational space the English language, which has become a necessity for young people across the world, including also far-thinking and forward-looking educators and teacher educators;
• promotes a rapid moving from the classical to information paradigm;
• makes us pay particular attention to rural education, an entity too often ignored, unnoticed or wrongly interpreted by educators, teacher educators, and education policy makers;
• necessitates that those who teach and learn, lured by the charms of globalization and digitalization, should not forget the greatest educators and thinkers of the past, whose invaluable ideas and inestimable pedagogical experience have a strong influence on the contemporary generation of the teaching/learning public.

The author’s suggestions and recommendations in solving the challenges facing education are full of professional ingenuity and foresight. He supports the theoretical implications by pertinent examples drawn from his professional experience and observations. This book is special because it is aimed at discussing the problems that may interest educators all over the world, which increases its international status and power. The book may be a good source for secondary school teachers, teacher educators, pre-service and in-service teachers, education policy makers as well as parents.

Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin is the author of more than 150 publications on education and related domains. Among them are Constructing Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society (2003), The Impact of Globalization on Education (2006), and Teaching is More Than Pedagogical Practice: Thirty-Three Strategies for Dealing with Contemporary Students (2009).

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. The Phenomenon of Globalization

Chapter 2. Global Education

Chapter 3. The Neoliberal Agenda

Chapter 4. Digitalization of Education

Chapter 5. English as a Global Language

Chapter 6. Rural Education

Chapter 7. The Classical Heritage





Globalization Unchained: Seven Major Challenges Facing Education is the result of more than 40 years of experience as a pedagogue and a teacher; the result of his visits abroad, of his interactions with other teachers and researchers. This is not just another book on globalization and education. This is the knowledge and the experience of learning by sharing at its best. Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin, whom I had the chance and pleasure to meet in person in Russia and then to work with on some research activities, takes us in a journey of reflection, not only about his thoughts but also about how we see ourselves in this world both as citizens and teachers. I dare the reader to accept his invitation and ’embark on a deeper probe’. I wish you all a good reading.” -Anabela Mesquita, PhD, Polytechnic of Porto & Algoritmi RC, Portugal

“In Globalization Unchained: Seven Major Challenges Facing Education, Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin challenges us to reinvent education in a way that accounts for the enormous complexity of globalization today. This timely and highly erudite book leads readers through a sweep of history, geography, and social thought in order to question old assumptions and prompt creative thinking about how next generations ought to be prepared.” -Christine Sleeter, PhD, Professor Emerita, California State University Monterey Bay, USA

“Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin’s timely work, Globalization Unchained: Seven Major Challenges Facing Education, examines seven key issues facing educators throughout the globe in the third decade of the 21st century. In examining various issues associated with globalization, Sinagatullin provides his thought-provoking take on essential topics such as neoliberalism, the digitalization of education, and English as a global language. Easy to read and laded with insightful comments on the status of global education, the book is destined a must read for educational leaders at all levels, policymakers, lawmakers, and all interested in education.” -Charles J. Russo, J.D., EdD, Panzer Chair in Education and Research, Professor of Law, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

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