Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development

Skinner, Amy, Baillie Smith, Matt, Brown, Eleanor and Troll, Tobias (2016) Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-1-315-66760-7

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Abstract

Whilst education has been widely recognised as a key tool for development, this has tended to be limited to the incremental changes that education can bring about within a given development paradigm, as opposed to its role in challenging dominant conceptions and practices of development and creating alternatives.

Through a collection of insightful and provocative chapters, this book will examine the role of learning in shaping new discourses and practices of development. By drawing on contributions from activists, researchers, education and development practitioners from around the world, this book situates learning within the wider political and cultural economies of development. It critically explores if and how learning can shape processes of societal transformation, and consequently a new language and practice of development. This includes offering critical accounts of popular, informal and non-formal learning processes, as well as the contribution of indigenous knowledges, in providing spaces for the co-production of knowledge, thinking and action on development, and in terms of shaping the ways in which citizens engage with and create new understandings of ‘development’ itself. This book makes an important and original contribution by reframing educational practices and processes in relation to broader global struggles for justice, voice and development in a rapidly changing development landscape.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L700 Human and Social Geography
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Matt Baillie Smith
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 11:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27695

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