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.
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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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||World Bank, development, privatization|
|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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