Globalization, International Education Policy and Local Policy Formation

Voices from the Developing World

  • Carolyn A. Brown

Part of the Policy Implications of Research in Education book series (PIRE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Historical Background and Current Status of International Donor Policy in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. James H. Williams, Carolyn A. Brown, Sarah Kwan
      Pages 25-35
  3. Voices from the Developing World

  4. Toward a Theory of Collaboration

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-254

About this book


This volume examines how international donor policy and funding affect local educational policy formation in developing countries and regions. Consisting of research and commentary on primary, secondary and tertiary education by scholars from developing countries around the world, it represents a seldom-heard voice. The viewpoints offered here are surprisingly varied and refreshingly divergent from much of the usual Western discourse on international educational policy formation and implementation. Starting out with an overview of the history and current condition of international donor policy, the book leaves ample room for voices from the developing world in its ten chapters that make up the second part. It concludes with a tentative discussion of theory of collaboration. The volume contributes to the global attempts at collaboration between donor and recipient countries as it presents a perspective not often heard in the clamour of voices of Western experts and local government officials.


Education For All Millennium Development Goals Paris Declaration alternative views of international educational policy alternative views of international educational policy donor policy donor recipient collaboration donor recipient collaboration educational policy in developing countries educational policy in developing countries globalization and localization in educational policy globalization and localization in educational policy international donor agencies international education policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolyn A. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy, Graduate School of EducationFordham UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4164-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4165-2
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