The role of education in development: an educationalist’s response to some recent work in development economics

McGrath, Simon (2010) The role of education in development: an educationalist’s response to some recent work in development economics. Comparative Education, 46 (2). pp. 237-253. ISSN 0305-0068

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Abstract

This paper delves beneath the widespread belief that education (often repackaged as human capital) is important in development to consider the role that the discipline

of education plays in shaping the wider discourses of development. In particular, it will explore recent texts by important figures in development economics (Collier,

Easterly, Sachs and Stiglitz) to see what they say (and don’t say) about education’s role in development and to contrast this with educationalists’ accounts. This will

lead on to a consideration of what the implications of such a reading are for the field of international and comparative education. The paper concludes that the

relative marginalisation of educational accounts in mainstream development thinking is a major challenge to which international and comparative education needs to respond.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Comparative Education, 2010, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03050061003775553
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: McGrath, Professor Simon
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 09:42
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2012 09:42
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1691

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