World Bank Financing of Education: Lending, Learning and Development

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This study demonstrates that the World Bank is at the center of the major changes in global education in our time. Based on a detailed analysis of thousands of confidential World Bank documents, this book outlines the evolution of World Bank lending policies in

education, and assesses the policy impact of the Bank's educational projects.

The financial power and influence of the World Bank have helped to shape the economic and social policies of many governments, including policies that affect education. The Bank has been an influential proponent of the rapid expansion of formal education systems around the world, and

has financed much of that expansion. It has been instrumental in forging those policies that see education as a precursor to modernization, and has served as a major purveyor of Western ideas about how education and the economy are--or should be--related.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415060783
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Pages: 308
  • Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Bank at work: legacies from the 1940s and 1950s 2. Getting started in education 1960—3 3. Early project experience in education 1963—8 4. Education in the McNamara years 1968—80 5. From development to reform: education policies in the 1980s 6. The triumph of educational fundamentalism 1986—95 7. From Wolfensohn to Wolfowitz 8. World Bank priorities for educational financing

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