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The Education of Nations : How the Political Organization of the Poor, Not Democracy, Led Governments to Invest in Mass Education.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA 2012.
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Mass education is vital to sustainable development, particularly in the information age. In The Education of Nations, Stephen Kosack provides a framework for understanding when a government will invest in quality mass education or concentrate on higher education restricted to elites. Drawing on detailed evidence from more than five decades in Taiwan, Ghana, and Brazil - three countries with little in common - Kosack  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kosack, Stephen, 1978-
Education of nations.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011040212
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 1283713381 9781283713382 0199949549 9780199949540 9780199995967 0199995966
OCLC Number: 819507974
Description: 1 online resource (379 pages)
Contents: Preface: Mass Education that Should Not Be ; 1.The Two Roots of Mass Education ; Part I: The Framework ; 2. The Government's Educational Goals ; 3. Building the Education System ; Part II: Evidence ; 4. Taiwan ; 5. Ghana ; 6. Brazil ; 7. Conclusion ; Appendix A: Selection of Taiwan, Ghana, and Brazil ; Appendix B: List of Interviews ; References ; Index

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What causes a government to invest-or not invest-in poor citizens, especially mass education? In this book, Stephen Kosack focuses on three radically different developing countries whose  Read more...

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