Education Dialogues with/in the Global South

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
RC04 Sociology of Education (host committee)

Language: English

In education, as in other fields, there are significant changes occurring shaped by the globalisation of policy, diversification of populations and the politics of neoliberalism. There has been significant debate about all of these factors, yet little contemporary examination of the responses that account for the transnational mobility of ideas and knowledge workers, such as teachers, and the opportunities for knowledge exchange or what Raewyn Connell has called “the political economy of knowledge” (2014). 
The point of departure is the recognition that Southern Theory (Connell, 2007) is central to the sociology of education, particularly in this conference where the focus is on global inequality and the future. In this session, the aim is to consider what the Southern Theory project can offer the sociology of education by drawing on theoretical insights, research and policy debates emerging in countries of the Global South and within countries of the Global North. The Global South can of course be a geographic location but more importantly it is a power relation so within the Global North there are indigenous peoples who form the Global South. The aim is to capture new ways to inform educational theorising, in part through South-South and South-North exchange of knowledge.

Papers presented in this session will be considered for a book on key theoretical and methodological approaches afforded through attention to Southern Theory in the series Education Dialogues with/in the Global South, edited by Carol Reid for Palgrave Macmillan.
Session Organizer:
Carol REID, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Does the “Developing Countries Girl” Exist?
Marilia CARVALHO, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Adriano SENKEVICS, Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais, Brazil
Epistemological Conversations with the South: New Conceptual Models of Intercultural Higher Education in Latin America
Filipa LOURENCO REIS, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal; Manuela GUILHERME, Centre for Social Studies, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Race and the Brazilian Sociology of Education Renewal from South Theories
Amurabi OLIVEIRA, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil