How NGOs React: Globalization and Education Reform in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia

How NGOs React: Globalization and Education Reform in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia

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ISBN-13: 9781565492578
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Iveta Silova is an Assistant Professor of Transcultural, Comparative, and International Education at the College of Education, Lehigh University. She is the author of From Sites of Occupation to Symbols of Multiculturalism: Re-conceptualizing Minority Education in Post-Soviet Latvia (2006) and coeditor (with Mark Bray and Virginija Budiene) of Education in a Hidden Marketplace: Monitoring of Private Tutoring (2006).

Gita Steiner-Khamsi is Professor of Comparative and International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She has been a guest professor at Humboldt University, Berlin; Stanford University; O.I.S.E. at University of Toronto; University of London Institute of Education. She is 2009 President of the U.S. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and committee member of the World Congress of Comparative Education Societies. Her two most recent publications are The Global Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending (2004) and Educational Import: Local Encounter with Global Forces in Mongolia (2006). She does analytical work and applied research in Mongolia, Central Asia, and Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Unwrapping the Post-Socialist Educational Reform Package; 1) Championing Open Society: The Education Logic of the Soros Foundations Network; 2) The Parallel Worlds of NGOs, Multilateral Aid, and Development Banks: The Case of Community Schools in Armenia; 3) The Free Market in Textbook Publishing: Visions and Realities in Azerbaijan; 4) On Being First: The International Race Over the Meaning of Education Decentralization Reform in Georgia; 5) From Educational Brokers to Local Capacity Builders: Redefining International NGOs in Kazakhstan; 6) A Voucher System for Teacher Training in Kyrgyzstan; 7) Circulating Best Practices in Mongolia; 8) The Late-Comer Syndrome: Moving Beyond Project Implementation and Towards an Education Policy Think-Tank in Tajikistan; 9) Invisible and Surrogate Education: Filling Educational Gaps in Turkmenistan; 10) Quotas for Quotes: Mainstreaming Open Society Values in an Authoritarian Environment of Uzbekistan; Conclusion: Centralist and Donor-Dependent Governments: What’s There Left to Do for NGOs?

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