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Transnational Research

  • By: Kerry J. Kennedy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Curriculum research can take many forms including those that transcend national boundaries. Such research provides perspectives that are either cross-national (involving several national jurisdictions and including direct comparisons of those jurisdictions or providing regional perspectives across a group of countries) or international (involving multiple national jurisdictions that might be taken to give international coverage). Such research is often set in quite specific theoretical frameworks, but this is not a necessary criterion for designation as transnational. A broad range of possible theoretical possibilities encompasses such research, and these are discussed later to frame transnational curriculum research.

In an age of global interconnectedness that is often fueled by economic processes such as globalization, it might be expected that curriculum research across national boarders will assume greater significance. Increased ...

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