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Education and International Development
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Education and International Development

theory, practice and issues

CLIVE HARBER

2014 paperback 272 pages, £34.00, ISBN 978-1-873927-47-2
https://doi.org/10.15730/books.89

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About the book

This book is a comprehensive introductory text for those beginning their studies of the complex yet fascinating area of education and international development. It sets out an overview of the main theories, ideologies and issues of education in developing countries, always with an eye to the contextual and practical realities of life in schools and other educational institutions. The book takes a balanced yet critical approach and examines both positive and negative aspects of the many relationships between education and development.

  It will be of use to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students as well as to staff in higher education who teach on courses concerned with education and development and those who work in international institutions and non-governmental organisations. 

  Inspection copies are available to lecturers with students on education and development programmes. If you wish to consider this book for adoption by your students please contact our publisher Roger Osborn-King with details of your course (rok@symposium-books.co.uk).

Contents

Preface

An Overview of the Field
Education and Development: introductory ideas
The Nature of Formal Education in Developing Countries: access, quality, outcomes and inequality

Theories of Education and Development:
explaining the relationships between education and development

Economic Development: human capital or dependency and socio-economic reproduction?
Modernisation or the ‘Prismatic’ Society and Institution?
Political Development and Democratisation
Education as Harmful to Development?

Ideological Goals for Education and Development:
'ought' relationships

Education, Capitalism and Socialism
Education and Green or Sustainable Development
Education and Religion

Issues of Education and Development
Gender, Education, Development and the Role of Masculinity
Education in Emergencies
Non-state Educational Provision
Education, Employment and Vocational Education
Education and Corruption
Education, Health and HIV/AIDS
International Aid to Education
Literacy and Language

Index 

Author

CLIVE HARBER is Emeritus Professor of International Education at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. From 1995 to 1999, he was Head of the School of Education at the then University of Natal, now KwaZulu Natal, and from 2003 to 2006, he was Head of the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He has a long-standing interest in education and development and, in particular, education and political development, and has carried out research and published widely on themes related to these areas. He has been an editor of the International Journal of Educational Development since the early 1980s and was Chair of the British Association for Comparative and International Education between 2004 and 2006. 

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