American education systems in a global context

Michael M. Crow, Mariko Silver

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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
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 2008


  • 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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