Fernanda Astiz, PhD, professor of teacher education, and her collaborator, Motoko Akiba of Florida State University, published a book this summer entitled The Global and the Local: Diverse Perspectives in Comparative Education. The book includes a variety of perspectives on education and presents local issues from around the globe, which are reflected in the official summary of the book.
The book examines how the understanding of global and local issues has changed in response to ongoing reconfigurations between the state and society. The book underscores the richness of contextual factors that may create opportunities for innovation or may serve as constraints in the implementation process. As a whole, the book brings new questions about globalization and the imperatives of education policy and implementation.
Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, academic affairs