Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies

Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies


Edited by Mario Novelli, Edited by Hulya K. Altinyelken, Edited by Antoni Verger


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  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 26mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1441143904
  • ISBN 13: 9781441143907
  • Sales rank: 701,981

Product description

Exploring the interplay between globalization, education and international development, this book surveys the impact of global education policies on local policy in developing countries. With chapters written by leading international researchers, drawing on a full range of theoretical perspectives and offering a diverse selection of case studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this book considers such topics as: How are global education agendas and policies formed and implemented? What is the impact of such policy priorities as public-private partnerships, child-centred pedagogies and school-based management? What are the effects of political and economic globalization on educational reform and change? How do mediating institutions affect the translation of global policies to particular educational contexts? What are the limitations of globalised policy solutions and what problems do they encounter at local levels? From students of education, development and globalization to practitioners working in developing contexts, this book is an important resource for those seeking to understand how global forces and local realities meet to shape education policy in the developing world.

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Author information

Antoni Verger is Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Aut noma de Barcelona, Spain. H lya Kosar Altinyelken is Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mario Novelli is Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development and Deputy Director of the Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex, UK.

Review quote

'There are countless works that talk about the international spread of educational policies but Verger, Novelli and Altinyelken's edited collection take us a leap forward through their careful and critical situating of the debate within theories of globalisation.' Simon McGrath, Professor of International Education and Development, University of Nottingham, UK

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Part I. Introduction: Theoretical and Methodological Insights 1. Global Education Policy and International Development: An Introductory Framework, Antoni Verger (Universitat Autonoma, Spain), Mario Novelli (University of Sussex, UK) and H lya K. Altinyelken (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2. Researching Global Education Policy: Angles In/On/Out... Susan L. Robertson (University of Bristol, UK) Part II. Global Education Policy: Case Studies 3. Participation in International Development and Education Governance Donald Brent Edwards and Stephen Klees (University of Maryland, USA) 4. Silences, Stereotypes and Local Selection: Negotiating Policy and Practice to Implement the MDGs and EFA Elaine Unterhalter (University of London, UK) 5. Education Decentralisation in South Africa and Zimbabwe: The Gap Between Intention and Practice Daryl Stenvoll-Wells (University of Sussex, UK) and Yusuf Sayed (University of Sussex, UK) 6. Implementing Global Policies in African Countries: Conceiving Lifelong Learning as Basic Education Anja P. Jakobi (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany) 7. Conditional Cash Transfers in Education for Development: Emergence, Policy Dilemmas and Diversity of Impacts Xavier Bonal (Universitat Autonoma, Spain), Aina Tarabini (Universitat Autonoma, Spain) and Xavier Rambla (Universitat Autonoma, Spain) 8. School-Based Management in Post-Conflict Central America: Undermining Civil Society and Making the Poorest Parents Pay Margriet Poppema (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) 9. Ethnic/Racial Diversity and Education Policy: the Role of the Black Movement and Multi-Scalar Processes within the Public Agenda in Brazil Renato Emerson dos Santos and Inti Maya Soeterik (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) 10. A Converging Pedagogy in the Developing World? Insights from Uganda and Turkey H lya Kosar Altinyelken (University of Amsterdam) 11. Globalizing Educational Interventions in Zones of Conflict: The Role of Dutch Aid to Education and Conflict Mario Novelli (University of Sussex, UK) and Mieke Lopes Cardozo (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) 12. The National Politics of Global Policies: Public-Private Partnerships in Indian Education Antoni Verger (Universitat Autonoma, Spain) and Sanne Van der Kaaij (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) Part III: Conclusions 13. Measuring and Interpreting Re-Contextualization: A Commentary Gita Steiner-Khamsi (University of Columbia, USA) 14. Global Education Policy: Creating different constituencies of interest and different modes of valorisation Roger Dale (University of Bristol) Index