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Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices

Economics, Aid and Education

Implications for Development

Editors: Majhanovich, Suzanne, Geo-JaJa, Macleans A. (Eds.)

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  • This interdisciplinary collection of papers acknowledges education as a key component in growth and development while at the same time showing how education is vulnerable to the forces of globalization and the impact of market-based reforms.

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It is impossible to discuss economics, development or education in a world-wide context without considering the effects of markets or globalization on these issues that have such an impact on humanity. Neoliberalism has had profound consequences for education worldwide, particularly in the developing world. The chapters in this volume include both case studies for specific countries as well as reflections on economic and educational priorities in a globalized world. How development aid is delivered, provisioned and under what conditions is debated in several chapters. Similarly, development as well as poverty are conceived in multi-dimensionalities depending on the context. In addition, the issue of what quality education has come to mean in a globalized age is also addressed. The contrast between discourses of humanistic approaches to education and those of neoliberalism as propounded by the World Bank informs discussions throughout the volume. The collection of papers in Economics, Aid and Education: Implications for Development provides a roadmap for policy makers in developing countries as well as for comparativists to the key issues and challenges of globalization, marketization and internationalization of education in a period of economic crisis. This book explores the contributions of globalization and the roadmaps developed as vehicles for societal transformation. Contributors from all parts of the globe discuss the expanding role of the World Bank’s market reforms in education in developing countries. In a detailed and practical way, the authors question false assumptions of education aid and underline the challenges of funding gaps related to development in education.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics, Aid and Education
Book Subtitle
Implications for Development
Editors
  • Suzanne Majhanovich
  • Macleans A. Geo-JaJa
Series Title
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-365-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-365-2
Series ISSN
2214-9880
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 262
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