Skip Navigation

AARE Book Series: Local/Global Issues in Education

A limited number of these books are available directly from AARE at a hugely discounted rate.

For more information 

Local/Global Issues in Education is the AARE Book Series, established in 2015 and published by Routledge.  

Local/Global Issues in Education is edited by:
Professor Peter Renshaw, University of Queensland (Senior General Editor)
Associate Professor Greg Thompson, Queensland University of Technology (General Editor)
Dr Jessica Gerrard, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University (General Editor)

Local/Global Issues in Education

Local/Global Issues in Education investigates the interplay between the local and the global in contemporary education policy and practice. While processes of globalisation are transforming local education systems, the local cannot be conceived of as homogeneous or passive.  Local policy advocates, educators and researchers mediate processes of globalisation by adapting, resisting and amplifying its effects and influences. Local/Global Issues in Education publishes high-quality empirical, theoretical and 

conceptual work that uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to contribute to ongoing education debates. Sponsored by AARE, 

this book series includes work that emanates from Australia that speaks to these global issues. Conversely, while expecting all books in the series to bear relevance to the Australian context, the series also welcomes proposals that are more broadly focused on global trends and directions in education from researchers working outside the Australian context. 

Proposals for edited collections and monographs to be published within the series are invited from members of the education research community.

The 2017 Call for Proposals closed on June 30, 2017. To view proposal requirements and instructions for submission, please download the guidelines here.  

All inquiries can be directed to the Series Editors at

Books in the series


The Relationality of Race in Education Research
Price $40.00
Members Price $35.00

This edited collection examines the ways in which the local and global are key to understanding race and racism in the interesectional context of contemporary education. Analysing a broad range of examples, it highlights how race and racism comprise a relational phenomenon that interconnects local, national and global contexts and ideas. 

More information on this book

Literacy, Leading and Learning
Price: $40.00
Member price: $35.0

How might educational leaders and teacher improve literacy achievement in schools serving communities experiencing high levels of poverty? This question is the focus of this book. Drawing on long-term case studies of four primary schools located in these communities, this book describes the difference between what is commonly practiced and those practices that have a greater chance of supporting young people's literacy learning. 

National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment
Price: $40.00
Member price: $35.00

Over the last two decades, large-scale national, or provincial, standardised testing has become prominent in the schools of many countries around the globe. National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment draws on research to consider the nature of national testing and its multiple effects, including: media responses and constructions such as league tables of performance; pressures within school systems and on schools; effects on the work and identities of principals and teachers; and impacts on the experience of schooling for many young people, including those least advantaged.

Member login

Join Now

World Curriculum Studies Conference
NZARE Conference
National Research Repository
AVETRA Conference