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People and Education in the Third World


Series: Longman Development Studies

By: WTS Gould

232 pages, Tabs, figs

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #46646 | ISBN: 0582005604
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Through discussions of the historical, economic and political contexts of the demand for education, the author provides a comprehensive review of the issues in educational planning in the developing world and the governmental and community response at all levels.


Part 1 The private and public demand for education: private demand; public demand; voices of dissent. Part 2 Global patterns of education: closing the gap in enrolments; girls' enrolment; international comparisons of quality; expenditure on education; global issues. Part 3 The geography of educational provision - the national scale: schools as economic phenomena; schools and the political system; schools and society; schools and culture; the education system as a geographical phenomenon; national patterns of enrolment; explanations of national patterns of inequality; the diffusionist paradigm; the underdevelopment paradigm; reducing equality; regional inequality - challenge or opportunity?. Part 4 The local scale - the school and the community: schools and the geography of social provision; the journey to school; populationj threshold and the size of school; technical and political conflicts; schools and the rural community; vocational schools and rural development; local management issues. Part 5 Education and population growth: education and fertility; how education changes the value of children; education in population policies; education and mortality; education and the demographic transition. Part 6 Human resource development: education and human resource development; manpower planning and the diploma disease; northern areas of Pakistan; western province, Kenya; policies for human resource development. Part 7 Education and migration: internal migration - selectivity by education; international migration - the brain drain. Part 8 Models of education and models of development.

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