ERIC Number: EJ1145349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
Envisioning an Alternative to the Neoliberalization of Education in the Global South: The Aga Khan's Philosophies of Education
Khoja-Moolji, Shenila S.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v38 n4 p542-560 2017
Studies in education over the past decade highlight the hijacking of educational agendas by neoliberal rationalities and logics. I illustrate these processes in relation to transnational campaigns for girls' education, where the purpose of "education" is reduced to producing wage-based labor and an accumulation of skills that enhance labor flexibility. "Girls" are primarily articulated as economic actors: potential consumers, labor, and/or entrepreneurs. This reduction of individuals and social projects to economic logics calls for counter-discourses. I delineate one (among many possible) alternate framing of education by foregrounding muslim epistemologies. I present the views of the Shi'i muslim leader, His Highness the Aga Khan, about education, its purpose, and its entanglement with international development. Through a close reading and coding of over 30 public speeches and interviews of the Aga Khan between 1994 and 2015, I outline three salient themes pertaining to self, community, and meaningful life that cast doubt around the reduction of education to economic logics.
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Speeches, Interviews, Females, Muslims, Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Islam, Discourse Analysis, Clergy, Human Capital, Economic Development, Educational Attainment, International Education, Educational Development, Religious Factors, Entrepreneurship, Program Descriptions, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Womens Education, Developing Nations, Poverty, Empowerment, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan