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ERIC Number: EJ1024581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
The Ethics and Politics in Educational Policy Development and Practice
Divala, Joseph Jinja
Ethics and Education, v9 n1 p97-101 2014
Policy borrowing and policy travelling are words that are often used to mean the same process to different policy practitioners across the globe. Nevertheless, these ideas are also riddled with both ethical as well as political undertones, such that interchanging them becomes problematic. In reflecting on and responding to some of these debates, this paper begins to raise questions on the grounds upon which such policy moves may be ethically and politically suspect. The paper further notes that the discourse on policy moves, policy transfers and/or policy borrowing can be hegemonic, particularly when such a discourse assumes one party, the developed world, to be the source and originator of knowledge. The paper argues that the bottom line is a normal sharing of ideas and knowledge, the very mark of being human in globalised world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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