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Education and International Development: An Introduction

Course Codes : EDUF3026

Education and International Development: An Introduction

ISBN 9781472506979
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Most agree that education is fundamental to development and that all children have a right to quality schooling. Yet despite concerted efforts from development agencies and national governments we are still far from achieving education for all. This book provides an introduction to the debates on education and international development, giving an overview of the history, influential theories, key concepts, areas of achievement and emerging trends in policy and practice. It is an ideal companion to graduate studies in international education, as well as a concise reference book for practitioners and educators in the field. It offers the reader- * An introductory overview of the history of the role of education in international development, influential theories of development and research paradigms * Chapters addressing key themes in the field, explanations of important concepts, questions for discussion and further reading * Discussion through case studies of the key challenges and inspiring new initiatives in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America * A final section providing a diagnosis of the current situation and looking ahead to the new agenda post-2015.

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