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Tarradellas, Anton – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2021
At the time of African independence, the concept of higher education for development took hold in the programmes of the new African governments and in the aid projects of the former colonial powers, the United States, the USSR, and international organisations. All agreed on the need to place higher education at the service of Africa's development…
Descriptors: Educational History, Advantaged, Higher Education, Foreign Policy
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Ydesen, Christian; Grek, Sotiria – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has risen to prominence as one of the most influential international organisations in the world, in large part due to its country reviews and comprehensive comparative testing portfolio. This article starts from two proposition: (1) that fields of tension and antagonisms lie beyond…
Descriptors: Educational History, International Organizations, Relationship, Educational Policy
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Wright, Susannah – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
The League of Nations Union (LNU) was one among the many organisations, in different countries, that promoted internationalist education among the young in the interwar years. But it was a particularly large and prominent one and appealed to a wide cross-section of teachers and pupils in English schools. LNU junior branches were established in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Secondary Schools, International Organizations
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Teodoro, António – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
This article examines the OECD's role in the construction of education policies in Portugal after the Second World War up to the Carnation Revolution (1974). For a large part of the twentieth century (1926-1974), Portugal lived under a nationalist dictatorship, with elements that were on a par with the European fascism. After analysing the genesis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History, International Organizations