Economics, Aid and Education

Implications for Development

  • Suzanne Majhanovich
  • Macleans A. Geo-JaJa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Suzanne Majhanovich, Macleans A. Geo-JaJa
      Pages 1-11
  2. The Politics of Aid and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Steven J. Klees, Omar Qargha
      Pages 15-27
    3. Mario Novelli
      Pages 29-45
    4. Rukhsana Zia
      Pages 47-60
    5. Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy, Aygülen Karahan Karakul, Hatice O. Aras, Dilek Çankaya
      Pages 61-76
  3. Education and Development in a Neoliberal World

  4. The African Context

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-262

About this book


It is impossible to discuss economics, development or education in a world-wide context without considering the effects of markets or globalization on these issues that have such an impact on humanity. Neoliberalism has had profound consequences for education worldwide, particularly in the developing world. The chapters in this volume include both case studies for specific countries as well as reflections on economic and educational priorities in a globalized world. How development aid is delivered, provisioned and under what conditions is debated in several chapters. Similarly, development as well as poverty are conceived in multi-dimensionalities depending on the context. In addition, the issue of what quality education has come to mean in a globalized age is also addressed. The contrast between discourses of humanistic approaches to education and those of neoliberalism as propounded by the World Bank informs discussions throughout the volume. The collection of papers in Economics, Aid and Education: Implications for Development provides a roadmap for policy makers in developing countries as well as for comparativists to the key issues and challenges of globalization, marketization and internationalization of education in a period of economic crisis. This book explores the contributions of globalization and the roadmaps developed as vehicles for societal transformation. Contributors from all parts of the globe discuss the expanding role of the World Bank’s market reforms in education in developing countries. In a detailed and practical way, the authors question false assumptions of education aid and underline the challenges of funding gaps related to development in education.


Development Marketization Aid and Economics in Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Majhanovich
    • 1
  • Macleans A. Geo-JaJa
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western OntarioCanada
  2. 2.Brigham Young UniversityUSA

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