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This key text provides an overview of current theoretical issues, areas of study and major themes that are covered in Education Studies programs

Education for Development
Education for development

This chapter considers the concept of ‘development’, reviewing its claim to be a movement for the good of humankind. In particular, the chapter explores whether education has played a positive role in the development process, or whether ‘exporting’ knowledge has led to the domination of certain ideology and knowledge systems. A question posed throughout is whether so-called education has been used to maintain the old colonial status quo or whether it has been used to promote a liberating agenda.


Currently, millions of people in the world are starving and the lives of countless others are blighted by disease. Wars and natural disasters place intolerable burdens on individuals and nations. Around 1.3 billion people (approximately a quarter of the world's population) live ...

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