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“Quality’s” Horizons

The Politics of Monitoring Educational Quality
  • Crain Soudien
Part of the Comparative and International Education book series (CIEDV, volume 14)

Abstract

The latest World Bank strategy document, Education Strategy 2020 (WBES 2020, hereafter), is likely to evoke a great deal of discussion around the world because of the emphasis it places on education quality. WBES 2020 says, for example: “Growth, development, and poverty reduction depend on the knowledge and skills that people acquire, not the number of years they sit in the classroom” (p. vii). It makes a distinction, moreover, between physical access to education and the access education provides to personal growth and development.

Keywords

Quality Movement Quality Debate Intended Curriculum Mathematic Item South African Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Crain Soudien
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  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa

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