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Regmi, Kapil Dev – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This paper critically analyses key educational policy documents produced by the World Bank mainly from the mid-1980s to 2010 with regard to implementing major educational projects in Nepal. Using critical policy sociology as a methodological tool, the paper explores how a small Himalayan nation with per capita income of about US$730 (2014) plunged…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, International Organizations, Foreign Countries, Sociology
Regmi, Kapil Dev – Online Submission, 2011
Learning is a lifelong process. Many countries in the world, basically the European and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, have adopted it as an important vehicle for human development. They have also made it a policy agenda for meeting the human capital need for twenty first century for economic prosperity.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Developing Nations, Educational Policy
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Bhatta, Pramod – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
This article explores the nexus between foreign aid and Nepal's primary education in order to understand how aid agencies affect national educational development. It argues that after 1990, when global education targets provided the basic framework for all donor agency funding to primary education and the subsequent use of a sector-wide approach…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Planning, Global Education, Elementary Education
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Rappleye, Jeremy – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
Recent pronouncements on the benefits of enlisting civil society in educational development have so far not attracted adequate scholarly analyses. This paper therefore seeks to present a critical perspective on this new trend by providing a fine-grained look at three concrete cases of NGO involvement in educational policy-making in Nepal. It also…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Policy Formation, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Edwards, Rebecca M. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
This article argues that processes of disconnect and capture have affected Nepal's efforts to decentralise its education system, leading to a failure to engage the very stakeholders--parents and communities--that the reforms sought to reach. Specifically, disconnect occurred in the development and implementation of the latest…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Winther-Schmidt, Erik – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2011
This article utilises the main principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness as one conceptual and methodological strategy for making sense of Nepal's recent experiences of educational reform, primarily an increasing loss in ownership in the transition from a project to programme (SWAp) aid delivery paradigm. Whilst drawing on…
Descriptors: Criticism, Ownership, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Bista, Krishna – Online Submission, 2011
In this paper, the author reviews the history of English language teaching English as a second or foreign language in schools and colleges in Nepal. Teaching English language and literature in Nepal is of about a half a decade, starting from the mid of twentieth century. English learners in Nepal do not have enough exposure to various techniques…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English
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Khanal, Peshal – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
While school decentralisation policy in Nepal has been taking effect for more than 8 years with the financial and technical assistance of the World Bank, confusion and controversy have been prevalent in relation to its goals, outcomes and sustainability. This article explores the issues of school decentralisation in Nepal by relating the Bank's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Developing Nations, Local Issues
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Parajuli, Mahesh Nath; Wagley, Mana Prasad – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
Relation between education and development has been recognized in Nepal since the beginning of planned development efforts and the modern schooling at mass level. Both were initiated during 1950s. Beginning of Development Studies in MPhil and PhD in Education in School of Education, Kathmandu University focused exploring such relationships in a…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Economic Development
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Robinson-Pant, Anna – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
Literacy policy and programming in developing countries continues to be influenced by the assumption that without literacy, an adult is unable to function on an equal basis in society and that an individual can be easily categorised as either literate or illiterate. Although this has led to prioritisation of primary schooling over adult literacy…
Descriptors: Donors, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy