Policy Implications of Research in Education

Globalization, International Education Policy and Local Policy Formation

Voices from the Developing World

Editors: Brown, Carolyn A. (Ed.)

  • Lets scholars from developing countries speak for themselves and their country
  • Offers an alternative perspective on international educational policy formation
  • Presents a unique argument for donor/recipient collaboration in international education policy
  • Offers a concise, yet complete, overview of the history and condition of international educational policy
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This edited volume focuses on how international education policy, set by international policymakers and donors, influences local education policy in developing countries. The book’s primary purpose is to give voice to scholars from developing countries and regions around the world by inviting them to explore how the international policy, invariably linked to international aid, influences education policy formation and implementation in their country or region and how this influence does or does not meet the local cultural, social, economic, and political needs. A relatively recent and small body of research and commentary supports a discourse that questions how well international education policy mandates such as Education For All serve the needs of developing countries. The intent of this book is to advance this discourse by giving voice to local scholars who observe and study the donor process. The book will be divided into two sections: the first section will set the stage for the discussions in the second section by providing theoretical and historical context for international education policy. As a framework for understanding, the book adopts the position that international policy does not have either the ability or the intent to serve the widely diverse needs of development around the world. International education policy has been formed, historically, by wealthy nations and agencies dominated by Western  theoretical paradigms. In recent years, donor countries have made an effort to collaborate with developing countries in developing international education policy goals; however, this collaboration has been limited. Following establishment of the context of international education policy, section II of the book provides a forum for scholars from around the world to openly discuss and critique the impact of international policy on education in their country or region.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Need to Give Voice to Local Scholars in Educational Policy

    Brown, Carolyn A.

    Pages 1-6

  • A Brief History of International Education Policy: From Breton-Woods to the Paris Declaration

    Williams, James H.

    Pages 9-23

  • Current Trends in Education & Development

    Williams, James H. (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Different Policies, Distinct Processes: Three Case Studies of International Influence in Education Policy Formation in El Salvador

    Edwards, D. Brent (et al.)

    Pages 39-57

  • Education for All and the Global-Local Interface: A Case Study of The Gambia

    Baldeh, Matarr (et al.)

    Pages 59-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization, International Education Policy and Local Policy Formation
Book Subtitle
Voices from the Developing World
Editors
  • Carolyn A. Brown
Series Title
Policy Implications of Research in Education
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4165-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4165-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4164-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0591-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 254
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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