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ERIC Number: EJ854747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Western and Chinese Development Discourses: Education, Growth and Sustainability
Nordtveit, Bjorn Harald
International Journal of Educational Development, v29 n2 p157-165 Mar 2009
This article examines Western and Chinese discourses of education, sustainable growth and development. Education is increasingly considered as a means to fuel economic growth, especially since the 1980s, when conservative economic values became predominant in Western development thought. Despite a discourse on sustainability favouring ecologically sound and equitable growth, education is increasingly economy-centred. Through analysis of China's market-based socialism, its development path, and the expansion of its Africa cooperation, this article seeks to demonstrate that the China-proposed development and education models are very similar to the Western growth-based development paradigm, although the discourse is different.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; China