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ERIC Number: EJ778809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Re-Visioning from the Inside: Getting under the Skin of the World Bank's Education Sector Strategy
Hickling-Hudson, A.
International Journal of Educational Development, v22 n6 p565-577 Nov 2002
This paper uses the device of imagining Education personnel at the World Bank engaging in study and discussion that causes them to rethink their 1999 Education Sector Strategy document. The Bank's educators discuss issues that lead them to see that the World Bank's assumptions of human capital theory are deficient. Having studied the severe limitations in the effectiveness of the education reforms of several countries, they admit not only that the education model being promoted by the Bank is flawed, but also that its preferred paradigm of modernist development is unsustainable. Thanks to the program of study and reflection, Bank educators decide to meet the challenge of reinventing themselves as educators collaborating with their national clients in developing new paradigms in which both creative education and sustainable development can flourish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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