Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices

The World Bank and Education

Critiques and Alternatives

Editors: Klees, Steven J., Samoff, Joel, Stromquist, Nelly P. (Eds.)

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World Bank and Education: Book Blurb For more than three decades, the World Bank has been proposing global policies for education. Presented as research-based, validated by experience, and broadly applicable, these policies are ideologically driven, insensitive to local contexts, and treat education as independent of international dynamics and national and local economies and cultures. Target countries, needing resources and unable to generate comparable research, find it difficult to challenge World Bank recommendations. The World Bank and Education: Critiques and Alternatives represents a powerful challenge to World Bank proposals. Probing core issues—equity, quality, finance, privatization, teaching and learning, gender, and human rights—highlights the disabilities of neoliberal globalization. The authors demonstrate the ideological nature of the evidence marshaled by the World Bank and the accompanying policy advice. Addressing key education issues in developing countries, the authors’ analyses provide tools for resisting and rejecting generic policy prescriptions as well as alternative directions to consider. Robert Arnove, in his preface, says, “whether the Bank is responsive to the critiques and alternatives brilliantly offered by the present authors, the book is certain to influence development and education scholars, policymakers, and practitioners around the globe.”

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The World Bank and Education
Book Subtitle
Critiques and Alternatives
Editors
  • Steven J. Klees
  • Joel Samoff
  • Nelly P. Stromquist
Series Title
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-903-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-903-9
Series ISSN
2214-9880
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 245
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