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ERIC Number: EJ1139575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
The Sphere of Authority: Governing Education Policy in Pakistan Amidst Global Pressures
Ali, Sajid
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v15 n2 p217-237 2017
The authority of the nation states and their capacity to govern their education policy has been reconfigured by the processes of globalisation. This paper examines recent education policy in Pakistan in order to reveal the nature of national authority in education policy-making in a challenging context. The central piece of analysis is the pre-policy text issued by the Ministry of Education, Pakistan--the White Paper. This analysis is further supported through interviews with senior policy actors and other significant policy texts. The paper identifies several tensions caused by the interaction of global and national education policy priorities and explores how the national government of Pakistan seeks to expand its SoA through "soft" governance approaches despite the material and financial constraints within which it operates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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