ICE Video Interviews
A Conversation with
Dr. Fazal Rizvi
During his visit to UBD hosted by ICE in January 2020, Professor Fazal Rizvi (from the University of Melbourne and also an affiliate with ICE) gave a series of talks/seminars/lectures on theories, methodologies and new developments concerning international and comparative education.
At the end of his visit, Professor Fazal Rizvi sat down for an interview with me (Phan Le Ha), in which he further commented on key issues and questions such as the convergence of educational policy conceptualisation and practice, methodological nationalism, inequality associated with mobility/immobility, and the capacity and limits of social imagination.
Professor Rizvi also discussed concepts that invite further theorization, new insights and examination including locatedness-locality-location and hybridisation. During the interview, the discursive construction, projection and consumption of the ‘Finish model’, the cultural politics of PISA, and the varied roles played by the World Bank and OECD in global education and national educational systems were also brought up.