Looking through old lenses to understand the emerging new world order

Pillay, Hitendra K. & Elliott, Robert G. (2005) Looking through old lenses to understand the emerging new world order. Journal of Research in International Education, 4(1), pp. 87-106.

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There is an increasing pressure on small island states to reconceptualize education policies, education management practices and curriculum to address the emerging issues caused by global economic, social and cultural changes. It has generated increasing demands on limited available resources which is further confounded by the often contradictory yet legitimate advice provided by international and local experts. This paper reflects on the changing expectations to provide a critical analysis of the challenges facing education planners in small developing countries. It challenges them to move beyond the stereotypical ways of thinking about education development while acknowledging the role, played by previous educational development models.

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ID Code: 1967
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: curriculum, developing countries, education management, education planners, education policies, small island states, global economy
DOI: 10.1177/1475240905050292
ISSN: 1475-2409
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:16

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