1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

Edited By Simon McGrath, Qing Gu Copyright 2016
    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    516 Pages
    by Routledge

    This timely Handbook takes stock of the range of debates that characterise the field of international education and development, and suggests key aspects of a research agenda for the next period. It is deliberately divergent in its approach, recognising the major ideological and epistemological divides that characterise a field that draws on many traditions. Leading and emergent voices from different paradigms and contexts are afforded a space to be heard and each section puts current debates in larger historical contexts.

    The Handbook is divided in four parts and book-ended by an introduction and a conclusion, the latter oriented towards the implications that the volume has for future research agendas. The first part explores major strands of debates about education’s place in development theory. The second acknowledges the disciplining of the field by the education for all movement and examines the place that learning and teaching, and schools play in development. Part three looks beyond schools to consider early years, adult and vocational education but focuses particularly on the return to thinking about higher education's role in development. The final part considers the changing, but still important, role that international cooperation plays in shaping education in developing countries.

    Featuring over thirty chapters written by leading international and interdisciplinary scholars, the Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development offers the first comprehensive and forward-looking resource for students and scholars.

      1. International Education and Development: Using Multiple Lenses or Remaining in Multiple Silos? Simon McGrath and Qing Gu Part 1: Rethinking the Relationship Between Education and Development  2. Human capital and development Milan Thomas with Nicholas Burnett 3. Education as a humanitarian response as a global objective Colin Brock 4. Education and political development: contradictions and tensions in relationships between education, democracy, peace and violence Clive Harber 5. Education for sustainable development: the rising place of resilience and lessons from small island developing states Terra Sprague 6. Reframing gender and education for the post-2015 agenda: a critical capability approach Joan De Jaeghere 7. Education and rural development: proposing an alternative paradigm Anna Robinson-Pant Part 2: Learning, Teaching and Schooling for Development 8. Building global consensus on measuring learning: debates and opportunities Kate Anderson and Rebecca Winthrop 9. Literacy and development Lesley Bartlett and Julia Frazier 10. Teaching and learning for all? The quality imperative revisited Robin Alexander 11. Language, education and development: implications of language choice for learning Barbara Trudell, Catherine Young and Susan Nyaga 12. The Heyneman/Loxley effect: three decades of debate Stephen Heyneman 13. Nutrition in international education and development debates: the impact of school feeding Lesley Drake, Carmen Burbano and Donald Bundy 14. Does educational exclusion explain health differentials among children? An empirical analysis of children in Ethiopia using Young Lives data Ricardo Sabates, Mariachiara Di Cesare and Barry Reilly 15. Spaces for 21st century learning Ola Uduku 16. Inclusive education and international development: multilateral orthodoxies and emerging alternatives Guy Le Fanu 17. Low-cost private schools: What we need to know, do know, and their relevance for education and development James Tooley Part 3: Beyond Schools: Adult, Vocational and Higher Education for Development 18. The importance of early childhood for education and development Emiliana Vegas and Analía Jaimovich 19. "115 million girls ...": Informal learning and education, an emerging field Alan Rogers 20. Vocational education and training for human development Simon McGrath and Lesley Powell 21. The impact of higher education on development Tristan McCowan and Rebecca Schendel 22. Economic globalisation, skill formation and development Hugh Lauder and Phillip Brown 23. Universities as a public good Melanie Walker 24. Meaning, rationales and tensions in the internationalisation of higher education Jane Knight 25. Trends, issues and challenges in internationalisation of higher education: where have we come from and where are we going? Hans de Wit and Fiona Hunter 26. Transnational flows of students: in whose interests? For whose benefits? Qing Gu and Michele Schweisfurth Part 4: International Cooperation in Education and Development 27. The history and future of international cooperation in education Kenneth King 28. Lessons from 25 years of Education for All Pauline Rose 29. Education and the Post-2015 development agenda Simon McGrath 30. Aid for human resource development: the rise of Asia I-Hsuan Cheng and Sheng-Ju Chan 31. The role of civil society in education for development Bronwen Magrath 32. Public-private partnerships and international education policies Alexandra Draxler 33. Conclusion: Looking beyond 2015: the future of international education and development research Simon McGrath and Qing Gu


      Simon McGrath is Professor of International Education and Development at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is also an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and a research associate of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.

      Qing Gu is Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is Vice Chair of the British Association for International and Comparative Education.

      "This Handbook makes a timely, helpful and critical contribution to ongoing work in the field of education and international development. Great diversity is revealed relating to research paradigms and traditions, theoretical orientations, scales of analysis and priorities for attention. Readers will find a collection of well informed and challenging analyses in four main sections relating to the nature of the relationship between education and development; learning, teaching and schooling; adult, vocational and higher education; and international cooperation. This is an important collection that has much to offer all involved in post 2015 education and development policy, planning, research and action from the local to the global level"Michael Crossley, University of Bristol, UK

      "This volume, edited by two leading scholars in the field, represents a formidable analysis of issues around education and development. There are few greater global challenges than the successful education of all our children. So much still needs to be done. This exploration of policy and practice, by leading international experts, will become a core text for a significant number of years"Bob Moon, The Open University, UK

      "This is an important book on an important subject. The Handbook examines international education and development through multiple lenses as it explores which models of development are most appropriate regarding the roles of education in society, within the global political economy of knowledge production.

      I anticipate that this scholarly handbook, which effectively blends together both education theory and practice, and which maps the interactive relationship between education and development, will achieve a wide global readership from education policy makers, researchers, practitioners and students who have an interest in the dynamic, changing relationship between international education and development."
      Rupert Maclean, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

      "Education remains the number one development priority in a number of countries. Despite the long tradition of education we still debate the philosophy, purpose, nation and direction of education. This Handbook contributes a discourse on how to engage the broad area of educational development. Congratulations to the authors for assembling this extensive collection." –Vijay Reddy, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa