Today we look at the globalization of curriculum markets with Professor Catherine Doherty. Catherine uses the example of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia to think about the movement of global curriculum inside local markets.
Why do schools choose to include global curricula like the IB? And what impact do these new curricular offerings have on educational choice both locally and globally?
By looking at various schools across Australia, Catherine unpacks the social ecology of the IB, highlighting ideas about educational strategy and imagined motilities. She empirically demonstrates how the global-local binary is a historical artifact.
Catherine Doherty is a Professor of Pedagogy and Social Justice in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.