This book offers both a theoretical and empirical examination of elite education, at all stages from the early years to university level. The book explores the various manifestations of internationalisation of education; the implications of these for national education systems; the formation and re-articulation of elite forms of education locally and globally; and how these facilitate the reproduction or disruption of processes of inequality. The collection critically considers these questions by drawing on contributions from around the world, and focuses on how internationalisation processes shape the various stages of the education system - from early years settings to higher education - in oftentimes quite different ways. At the same time, by engaging with the issues through a range of theoretical lenses, the book invites readers to consider in greater depth the various ways we can come to understand how processes of internationalisation are both embedding but also at times destabilising the formation and purpose of elite education provision and potentially the configuration of elite groups themselves. The book will be relevant to academics, researchers, students, policymakers and educators working in or on the field of 'education' across the world.
Claire Maxwell is a reader in Sociology of Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK.
Ulrike Deppe is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for School and Educational Research at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
Heinz-Hermann Krüger is Professor of General Education Science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
Werner Helsper is Professor of School Research and General Didactics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Chapter 1. Elite Education and Internationalisation. From the Early Years into Higher Education: An Introduction; Ulrike Deppe, Claire Maxwell, Heinz-Hermann Krüger & Werner Helsper.- PART I. Theoretical Approaches.- Chapter 2. Where Have All the Elites Gone? Cultural Transformation of Elitism in the Schooled Society; David P. Baker.- Chapter 3. Elite Formation in the Educational System: Between Meritocracy and Cumulative Advantage; Richard Münch.- Chapter 4. Exclusive Globality, Inclusive Diversity: Internationalisation as a Strategy of Inclusion and exclusion; Tobias Peter.- Chapter 5. Internationality within Business Elites and National Elite Educational Institutions; Michael Hartmann.- Chapter 6. The Work of Desire: Elite Schools' Multi-Scalar Markets; Jane Kenway.- Chapter 7. Commentary to Part I: "Elites" and "Internationalisation" in Education Research: Essentially Contested Concepts with Great Heuristic Fertility; Reinhard Kreckel.- PART II. Early Years and Primary Education.- Chapter 8. Embedded Internationalisation and Privilege in German Early Years Provision; Johanna Mierendorff, Thilo Ernst & Marius Mader.- Chapter 9. Marketisation, Elite Education and Internationalisation in Australian Early Childhood Education and Care; Frances Press & Christine Woodrow.- Chapter 10. Choosing International: A Case Study of Globally Mobile Parents; Georg Breidenstein, Martin Forsey, Fenna La Gro, Jens Oliver Krüger & Anna Roch.- Chapter 11. Commentary to Part II: Internationalising Early Childhood Education, or 'Embedding' International Children into Local Contexts?; Ingela K. Naumann.- PART III. Secondary Schooling.- Chapter 12. Processes of Internationalisation in Germany's Secondary Education System: A Case Study on Internationality in the 'Gymnasium'; Katrin Kotzyba, Lena Dreier, Mareke Niemann & Werner Helsper.- Chapter 13. Being International: Institutional Claims and Student Perspectives at an Exclusive International School; Catharina I. Keßler & Heinz-Hermann Krüger.- Chapter 14. Elites Go Public? International Baccalaureate's Decolonising Paradox in Ecuador; Howard Prosser.- Chapter 15. Commentary to Part III: Why is "Being International" So Attractive? "Being International" as a Source of Legitimacy and Distinction; Florian Waldow.- PART IV. Higher Education.- Chapter 16. Stratification through Internationality in the Field of German Higher Education; Roland Bloch, Reinhard Kreckel, Alexander Mitterle & Manfred Stock.- Chapter 17. Institutional Habitus of French Elite Colleges in the Context of Internationalisation: An In-Depth Look at the 'Écoles Normales Supérieures'; Anne Schippling.- Chapter 18. Commentary to Part IV: Institutional Identities in Flux: Internationalisation and Elite-Making at Third Level; Aline Courtois.- PART V. Elite Education and Internationalisation.- Chapter 19. Internationalisation, Stratification and Elite Formation in the German Education System; Ulrike Deppe, Jasmin Lüdemann & Heiko Kastner.- Chapter 20. Making it Political: Working Toward Transformation in the Study of Internationalisation of Elite Education; Adam Howard.- Chapter 21. Changing Spaces: The Re-Shaping of (Elite) Education through Internationalisation; Claire Maxwell.