EDUCATION, DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT: DOES EDUCATION CONTRIBUTE TO DEMOCRATISATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES?
Education, Democracy and Development: does education contribute to democratisation in developing countries?
CLIVE HARBER & VUSI MNCUBE
2012 paperback 190 pages US$48.00
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Education is often seen as the key agency in international development and poverty reduction. Frequently the emphasis is on the economic and social role of education in development. This book, on the other hand, is unusual in explicitly examining the political role of education in development. In particular, it sets out the theories, evidence and arguments concerning the potential and actual relationships between education and democracy and critically explores the contradictory role of formal education in both supporting and hindering democratic political development. A key theme of the book is the importance of considering the type and nature of the education actually provided and experienced – what goes on inside the ‘black box’ of education? Currently in developing countries and elsewhere this is often at odds with democratic principles but the book also provides many examples of successful democratic practice in schools in developing countries as well as discussing a detailed case study of South Africa where democratic change in education is a key aspect of the policy agenda.
CHAPTER 1 Politics, Democracy and Political Development
Politics and Democracy; The Idea of Development; Political Development Theory; Democracy as Development; Conclusion
CHAPTER 2 Education, Democracy and Political Development
Education and Politics; Education and Democracy; Education and Democracy: is there any evidence?; Conclusion
CHAPTER 3 Education for Democracy?
Introduction; What Does a Democratic School Look Like?; India: Neel Bagh School and Sumavanam School; Ecuador: the Pestalozzi School; UNICEF Child Friendly Schools; Education Policy; Leadership, Management and Pupil Voice in Decision-Making in Schools; Curriculum, Learning and Teaching; Teacher Education and Professional Identity; Initial Teacher Education; In-service Teacher Education; Action Research and Reflective Practice in In-service Teacher Education; Taught Programmes in Education for Democratic Citizenship; Assessment; School Inspection: a case study; Conclusion
CHAPTER 4 Obstacles to Greater Democracy in Education
Introduction; The Bureaucratic Legacy in Schools in Developing Countries; The Authoritarian Legacy; Whole School Organisation, Ethos and Culture; School Discipline and Corporal Punishment; Classroom Methods and Assessment; Teacher Education; Politics, Resources and Culture; Conclusion
CHAPTER 5 The Roles of Education in Relation to Political Development: South Africa as a case study
Introduction: development goals for education in post-apartheid South Africa; Modernisation or Disorganisation?; Democracy and Peace or Authoritarianism and Violence?; A Democratic Curriculum?; Democratic Structures: school governing bodies; Continuing Non-Democratic Features of South African Education; Contradictions and Tensions in Post-apartheid Education and Development; Conclusion
CHAPTER 6 Democratic Educational Change?
References; Notes on the authors
Languages and Education in Africa: a comparative and transdisciplinary analysis BIRGIT BROCK-UTNE, INGSE SKATTUM
Research and Evaluation for Educational Development: learning from the PRISM experience in Kenya MICHAEL CROSSLEY, ANDREW HERRIOT, JUDITH WAUDO, MIRIAM MWIROTSI, KEITH HOLMES, MAGDALLEN JUMA
Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: closer perspectives ROSARII GRIFFIN
State of Transition: post-apartheid educational reform in South Africa CLIVE HARBER
The Changing Landscape of Education in Africa: quality, equality and democracy DAVID JOHNSON
Globalisation, Enterprise and Knowledge: education, training and development in Africa KENNETH KING, SIMON McGRATH
Developing Schools for Democracy in Europe: an example of trans-European co-operation in education JOHN SAYER
Learning Democracy and Citizenship: international experiences MICHELE SCHWEISFURTH, LYNN DAVIES, CLIVE HARBER
Teachers, Democratisation and Educational Reform in Russia and South Africa MICHELE SCHWEISFURTH
Political and Citizenship Education: international perspectives STEPHANIE WILDE
Low-fee Private Schooling: aggravating equity or mitigating disadvantage? PRACHI SRIVASTAVA
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