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The World Bank's Shift away from neoliberal ideology: Real or rhetoric?

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posted on 2022-10-27, 04:52 authored by Rino AdhikaryRino Adhikary
Some literature on World Bank education policies after 1999 tries to project a shift away of the Bank from its 1980s neoliberal mandate. This article argues that the shift is only in the form of rhetoric, which facilitates a hidden agenda of creating a worldwide higher education market, leaving the poor with primary education only. At the rhetorical level there is a greater concern for poverty and equity, showing the importance of primary education for the poor, but at an operational level the policies still are conducive to a market-driven approach to higher education.

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Journal

Policy Futures in Education

Volume

10

Pagination

191 - 200

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1478-2103

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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