World Bank Financing of Education: Lending, Learning and Development / Edition 2

World Bank Financing of Education: Lending, Learning and Development / Edition 2

by Phillip W. Jones
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Taylor & Francis
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World Bank Financing of Education: Lending, Learning and Development / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415404761
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables     ix
Preface to the first edition     xi
Preface to the second edition     xvii
Acknowledgments     xxi
Notes on text     xxiii
List of abbreviations     xxv
The Bank at work: legacies from the 1940s and 1950s     1
Getting started in education 1960-3     29
Early project experience in education 1963-8     52
Education in the McNamara years 1968-80     78
From development to reform: education policies in the 1980s     124
The triumph of educational fundamentalism 1986-95     159
From Wolfensohn to Wolfowitz     196
World Bank priorities for educational financing     242
Bibliography     262
Index     279

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