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ERIC Number: EJ894345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
The Rise of Basic Education: A Local Issue or a Construct of the Global Agenda? A Review of Education Priorities of Key Donors in the Pacific Region
Tolley, Hilary C.
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v9 n2 p18-30 2008
With "basic education" now firmly a part of the current development discourse, this paper discusses how a selection of donors in Pacific education relate to this notion in terms of shifts in their development policy, their financial commitment and their underlying political agenda. With Levesque's (2001) notion of "perception gaps" in mind, discussion about the direction in which these priorities, objectives and obligations are pushing education development are considered and attention is drawn to the need for a loud local voice with increasing donor convergence. (Contains 13 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand