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ERIC Number: EJ1199504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1756-526X
How Critical Is the Global? Discursive Shifts in Development Education in Ireland
Dillon, Eilish
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, v10 n2 p163-176 2018
This article questions the shift towards the global in discourses of development education in Ireland. Drawing on analysis of policy and research on discourses of development education with facilitators in Ireland, it shows that this shift is neither complete nor necessarily critical. Side by side with talk of the global are discussions of 'development issues' and 'promoting development', with the global often constructed in terms of the Global South and local-global relations assumed to mean North--South. The article examines some dynamics around shifting discourses and argues that the shift to the global does not necessarily signal a more critical development education. As such, it calls for critical analysis beyond changed language used in development education to explore the assumptions that underpin it and its implications for criticality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland