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The Oxfam Education Report

By Kevin Watkins
ISBN: 9780855984281
This comprehensive report focuses on the fact that millions of people in poor countries remain uneducated and illiterate - which prevents them from developing the skills they need to escape poverty. The book looks at the underlying causes of the problem and sets out a clear agenda for reform.

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  • Synopsis
    This comprehensive report focuses on the fact that millions of people in poor countries remain uneducated and illiterate - which prevents them from developing the skills they need to escape poverty. The book looks at the underlying causes of the problem and sets out a clear agenda for reform. It demonstrates that universal free good-quality primary education is affordable and possible if governments all over the world change their priorities. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in education as a development issue, it is clear and accessible with many diagrams and statistics.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction

    1. Education and human development
    The 2015 targets: a progress report
    Education and health
    Education and income-poverty
    Education and globalisation
    Education, democracy, and empowerment

    2. Education for all: promises and progress
    The education targets
    The quantitative targets
    The quality of education

    3. Inequalities in education
    North-South inequalities
    Inequalities between developing countries
    National inequalities in education

    4. National barriers to basic education
    Constraints on poor households
    Public investment in education
    Finacial decentralisation and privatisation

    5. International co-operation: the record since Jomtien
    The record on aid
    The debt crisis as a barrier to education for all
    Structural adjustment and the role of the IMF in poor countries
    Lessons from the East Asia crisis

    6. Partnership for change
    State action for universal primary education
    States and non-government organisations
    Partnerships in action: five case studies

    7. An agenda for action
    From Jomtien to Dakar
    Action at the national level International action
    Towards a global initiative

    Appendix 1 The education Performance Index (EPI)
    Appendix 2 List of background papers
    Notes
    Index
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Kevin Watkins
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 240
    Format Paperback / softback
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