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ERIC Number: EJ1047272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
Missing--The People's Voice: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Pike, Patricia
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n6 p753-757 2014
Sustainable development in education for future economic growth has always been a global focal point for non-governmental agencies across the world. This article highlights the extensive work the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) has achieved over time, constructing contemporary society as we know it today, continually leading the way in educational research and development globally. The research produced by the OECD is closely monitored and followed by many policy makers. In contrast, this article also critically reflects on the adverse effects of using a neo-liberal approach to educational reforms, which seems to be the backbone of the OECD approach to educational development, in the desperate race for economic improvement worldwide. The ideology provides us with many advantages in terms of economic growth, but at what price? Although the mission of the OECD is clearly established, room for criticism arises when the site predominantly spotlights broader issues rather than pursuing specific matters such as child poverty in schools, or thoe loss of indigenous knowledge. As the OECD continues to assess its own progress and strive for improvement, discussions around alignment of culture and specific needs of individual countries need to be taken into serious consideration.
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Language: English
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