Presentation on theme: "Approaches to International Education A critique of UNESCOs Education for All Session 7."— Presentation transcript:
Approaches to International Education A critique of UNESCOs Education for All Session 7
Background 1. The 6 Education for All (EFA) goals 2. The Dakar Framework 3. UNESCO TV – media representations of EFA
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
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)
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?
Case Study 3 Silfver (2010) Discussion question: Why has gender mainstreaming not worked in EFA development work? (goals 1, 2 & 5)
Case Study 4 (Scrase (2002) Discussion question: Teaching English or teaching mother- tongue? How does globalisation thwart EFA goals 4 & 6?
Conclusions What are the major challenges for educational planners and policy makers working on education in the developing world?
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