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The World Bank and education : critiques and alternatives

Author: Steven J Klees; Joel Samoff; Nelly P Stromquist; Xavier Bonal
Publisher: Rotterdam ; Boston : SensePublishers, ©2012.
Series: Comparative and international education (Sense Publishers), v.14.
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World Bank and Education: Book Blurb For more than three decades, the World Bank has been proposing global policies for education. Presented as research-based, validated by experience, and broadly applicable, these policies are ideologically driven, insensitive to local contexts, and treat education as independent of international dynamics and national and local economies and cultures. Target countries, needing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Klees, Steven J.
World Bank and Education : Critiques and Alternatives.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Klees; Joel Samoff; Nelly P Stromquist; Xavier Bonal
ISBN: 9789460919039 9460919030
OCLC Number: 810275416
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part I. Framing the Issues --
For All By All? The World Bank's Global Framework for Education / Gita Steiner-Khamsi --
World Bank Poetry: How the Education Strategy 2020 Imagines the World / Bjorn Harald Nordtveit --
The Poverty of Theory: The World Bank's System Approach to Education Policy / Sangeeta Kamat --
World Bank and Education: Ideological Premises and Ideological Conclusionsi / Steven J. Klees --
Part II. Learning, Assessment, and The Role of Teachers --
The 2020 World Bank Education Strategy / Nothing New, or The Same Old Gospel / Angela C. de Siqueira --
Teachers as Learners: A Missing Focus in "Learning For All" / Mark Ginsburg --
Quality's Horizons: The Politics of Monitoring Educational Quality / Crain Soudien --
More of The Same Will Not Do: Learning without Learning in the World Bank's 2020 Education Strategy / Joel Samoff --
Part III. Research and Policy --
All Things Being Equal? Policy Options, Shortfalls, and Absences in the World Bank Education Strategy 2020 / Antoni Verger and Xavier Bonal --
Research Shows That ... : Creating The Knowledge Environment For Learning For All / Joel Samoff --
The Gender Dimension in The World Bank's Education Strategy: Assertions in Need of a Theory / Nelly P. Stromquist --
Human Rights in The World Bank 2020 Education Strategy / Salim Vally and Carol Anne Spreen --
The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberal Privatization in The World Bank's Education Strategy 2020 / Susan L. Robertson --
Part IV. Reshaping The Future --
Alternatives to The World Bank's Strategies For Education and Development / Anne Hickling-Hudson and Steven J. Klees.
Series Title: Comparative and international education (Sense Publishers), v.14.
Responsibility: edited by Steven J. Klees, Joel Samoff, and Nelly P. Stromquist ; foreword by Robert F. Arnove ; with contributions by Xavier Bonal [and others].

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World Bank and Education: Book Blurb For more than three decades, the World Bank has been proposing global policies for education. Presented as research-based, validated by experience, and broadly applicable, these policies are ideologically driven, insensitive to local contexts, and treat education as independent of international dynamics and national and local economies and cultures. Target countries, needing resources and unable to generate comparable research, find it difficult to challenge World Bank recommendations. The World Bank and Education: Critiques and Alternatives represents a po.

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