Alternatives to the World Bank’s strategies for education and development

Hickling-Hudson, Anne R. & Klees, Steven J. (2012) Alternatives to the World Bank’s strategies for education and development. In Klees, Steven J., Samoff, Joel, & Stromquist, Nelly (Eds.) The World Bank and Education : Critiques and Alternatives. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 209-226.

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Over the past several decades, policy has become increasingly global. In economics, for example, policy has followed the so-called Washington Consensus of privatization, liberalization, and deregulation. In education, global policy has included the proliferation of strategies including standardized testing, paraprofessional teachers, user fees, and privatization. There are many problems with these neoliberal policies. Foremost among them, is the havoc they wreak on the lives of so many children and adults. Poverty, inequality, and myriad associated problems have reached new heights in this neoliberal era. Moreover, these policies have been adopted uncritically and alternative policies have been ignored, which leads to our focus here.

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ID Code: 58213
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: World Bank, development, privatization
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6091-903-9_14
ISBN: 9789460919015
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2013 05:42
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:37

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