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Education, Poverty and International Development

Series Editor: Madeleine Arnot, Christopher Colclough

Series Editors: Madeleine Arnot and Christopher Colclough

This series of research-based monographs provides new analyses of the relationships between education, poverty and international development. The series offers important theoretical and methodological frameworks for the study of developing-country education systems, in the context of national cultures and ambitious global agendas. It aims to identify the key policy challenges associated with addressing social inequalities, uneven social and economic development and the opportunities to promote democratic and effective educational change.

The series brings together researchers from the fields of anthropology, economics, development studies, educational studies, politics international relations and sociology. It represents a unique opportunity to publish work by some of the most distinguished writers in the fields of education and development along with that of new authors working on important empirical projects. The series contributes important insights on the linkages between education and society based on inter-disciplinary, international and national studies.

Sharp, critical and innovative studies are sought that are likely to have a strategic influence upon the thinking of academics and policy-makers. They may include critical syntheses of existing research and policy, innovative research methodologies, and in-depth evaluations of major policy developments. Some studies will address topics relevant to poverty alleviation, national and international policy-making and aid, whilst others may represent anthropological or sociological investigations on how education works or does not work within local communities, for households living in poverty or for particular socially marginalised groups. Preference will be given to studies with a comparative international approach although some single-country studies will be considered, where they raise interesting theoretical and policy issues with clear relevance for international audiences.

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  1. Professional Education, Capabilities and the Public Good

    The role of universities in promoting human development

    By Melanie Walker, Monica McLean

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    This book innovatively explores how universities might be engines of reform and be directed towards social change. Using rich case studies drawn from South African research, the book comprehensively provides a myriad of new perspectives on what constitutes a set of appropriate public-good...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Learner-centred Education in International Perspective

    Whose pedagogy for whose development?

    By Michele Schweisfurth

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    Is learner-centred education appropriate for all societies and classrooms? Learner-centred education (LCE) is a travelling policy, widely promoted by international agencies and national governments. Arguments in favour of this pedagogical tradition refer to theories and evidence from cognitive...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Education Quality and Social Justice in the Global South

    Challenges for policy, practice and research

    Edited by Leon Tikly, Angeline M. Barrett

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    How we understand education quality is inextricably linked with perspectives on social justice. Questions of inclusion, relevance and democracy in education are increasingly contested, most especially in the global South, and improving the quality of education, particularly for the most...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Teacher Education and the Challenge of Development

    A Global Analysis

    Edited by Bob Moon

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    In developing countries across the world, qualified teachers are a rarity, with thousands of untrained adults taking over the role and millions of children having no access to schooling at all. The supply of high-quality teachers is falling behind: poor status, low salaries and inadequate working...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Education Outcomes and Poverty

    A Reassessment

    Edited by Christopher Colclough

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    What do we know about the outcomes of education in developing countries? Where are the gaps in our knowledge, and why are they important to fill? What are the policy challenges that underlie these knowledge gaps, and how can education best contribute to eliminating the problem of widespread poverty...

    Published June 10th 2012 by Routledge

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