This is the first of two complementary books in the Researching the
Issues series. The second is entitled Education and Development in a
Global Era: Strategies for 'Successful Globalisation'. Together
these two books provide a comprehensive review of issues related to
globalisation, education and development.
In this volume the relationship between globalisation, education and
development is examined based upon a review of policies and programmes
developed at a supranational level (global and regional) that have
implications for countries in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
The literature on current policies intended to alleviate deepening
poverty and inequality of access to infrastructures and public services
is also reviewed. The focus is particularly on sub-Saharan Africa, where
these trends are most acute, and where there have been renewed calls for
development policies that address the challenges of globalisation that
are currently shaping Africa.
This volume is made up of three parts: In Part I, educational policy and
internal debates on education (education politics) are located within a
broader historical and international political economy framework.
Specifically, education is explored as a sector embedded within a
complex system of local, national, regional and global actors,
institutions and practices (politics of education). In Part II, a series
of broad themes that relate multi-lateral and bi-lateral educational
policy initiatives in low-income countries are examined in order to
understand whether and how processes of globalisation, particularly
though not exclusively economic, have altered the terrain upon which
education policies and programmes are now constructed. In Part III, a
series of conclusions that arise from the first two parts of the book
Educational Paper No. 68, DFID, London, UK, ISBN 1 86192 870 X, 264 pp.
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