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1 Approaches to International Education A critique of UNESCOs Education for All Session 7

2 Background 1. The 6 Education for All (EFA) goals 2. The Dakar Framework 3. UNESCO TV – media representations of EFA

3 Four Case Studies Identifying the common themes across the four case studies Goldstein (2004) EFA and global targets Strutt & Kepe (2010) EFA and CSOs Silfver (2010) EFA and gender Scrase (2002) EFA and English language teaching

4 Case Study 1 Goldstein (2004) Discussion question: What impact does the globalisation of learning targets have on the achievement of the EFA goals in developing countries? (goal 6)

5 Case Study 2 Strutt & Kepe (2010) Discussion question: What impact does the globalisation of learning targets have on the involvement of national and local civil society organisations (CSOs) in working towards the EFA goals?

6 Case Study 3 Silfver (2010) Discussion question: Why has gender mainstreaming not worked in EFA development work? (goals 1, 2 & 5)

7 Case Study 4 (Scrase (2002) Discussion question: Teaching English or teaching mother- tongue? How does globalisation thwart EFA goals 4 & 6?

8 Conclusions What are the major challenges for educational planners and policy makers working on education in the developing world?

9 Bibliography Goldstein, H (2004) Education for all: the globalisation of learning targets, Comparative Education, 40 (1) Strutt, C. & Kepe, T (2010) Implementing education for all – whose agenda, whose change? The case of the Ghana National Education Coalition, International Journal of educational Development, 30 (4) Silfver, A. (2010) Emancipation or neo-colonialism? Global gender mainstreaming policies, Swedish gender equality politics and local negotiations about putting gender into education reforms, Compare, 40 (4) Scrase, T. (2002) Globalisation and the cultural politics of educational change: the controversy over the teaching of English in West Bengal, India, International Review of Education, 48 (5)


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