American education systems in a global context

Michael M. Crow, Mariko Silver

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the co-evolution of global and national knowledge networks. Particular attention is given to policy implications for American education; international competitiveness in math, science, and technology; and the shortcomings of American performance in these fields. The education and science policy decisions of the United States, India, and China are major determinants of each country's ability to advance knowledge and enhance the well-being of major portions of the world's population, with outcomes affecting not just residents in these countries but those beyond their borders as well. Each of these countries has its own historical and cultural education policy framework, yet there is considerable overlap among their knowledge production systems, as students and scholars increasingly participate in global knowledge networks. In turn, these interwoven networks help to shape national knowledge production systems.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)279-291
    Number of pages13
    JournalTechnology in Society
    Volume30
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 2008

    Keywords

    • American education
    • Education
    • Global knowledge networks
    • Higher education
    • Mathematics education
    • Science education
    • Technology education
    • US education policy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics
    • Business and International Management
    • Education
    • Sociology and Political Science

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