World Bank Financing of Education: Lending, Learning and Development

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Overview

Based on detailed analysis of thousands of confidential World Bank documents, this book demonstrates that the World Bank lies at the centre of the major changes in global education of our time. It outlines the evolution of World Bank lending policies in education, and assesses the policy impact of the Bank's educational projects, looking at how it has:

  • shaped the economic and social policies of many governments, including policies that affect education
  • been an influential proponent of the rapid expansion of formal education systems around the world, financing much of that expansion
  • been instrumental in forging those policies that see education as a precursor to modernisation
  • served as a major purveyor of Western ideas about how education and the economy are, or should be, related.

Following on from the success of the first edition, this revised edition covers topical issues of globalisation and looks into the political debate concerning aid to developing countries. It will be of enormous value to those studying, or working in, educational policy in developing countries, international organisations and financial institutions, and aid agencies.

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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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