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Invested truth in World Bank education policy: The exclusion of educators' perspectives in the future of education

Vongalis-Macrow, Athena 2014, Invested truth in World Bank education policy: The exclusion of educators' perspectives in the future of education, Asia Pacific journal of educational development (APJED), vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 11-19, doi: 10.6228/APJED.03.01.02.

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Title Invested truth in World Bank education policy: The exclusion of educators' perspectives in the future of education
Author(s) Vongalis-Macrow, Athena
Journal name Asia Pacific journal of educational development (APJED)
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 11
End page 19
Total pages 8
Publisher National Academy for Education Research
Place of publication Sanxia, New Tai Pei
Publication date 2014-06-01
Keyword(s) education policy
teachers
policy making process
World Bank
Habermas
Education for All
Summary The objective of the paper is to critically review the positioning of teachers in the World Bank's Education Sector Strategy 2020. The review is framed through the lens of Habermas' communicative action theory (CAT) to show how teachers' truth, rightfulness and truthfulness are obfuscated in the new policy. Habermas centres notions of democratization and participation as key requirements for representative systems. However, as the new strategy takes shapes, what is more apparent is the further marginalization of educators and education scholars from education reforms. The review suggests that education and teachers' work is becoming further embedded in broader social and economic systems. This is despite extensive consultations that are a feature of the new strategy and its development. The paper raises questions about the work of teachers and their place within education systems whose development is influenced by agencies such as the World Bank. As more of the analytical and intellectual tasks associated with education and teachings are being taken over agencies and organisations, t...
DOI 10.6228/APJED.03.01.02
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2014, National Academy for Education Research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30077477

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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