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Education, Skills and International Cooperation, Comparative and Historical Perspectives, by Kenneth King

This book highlights some of Kenneth King’s diverse contributions to international and comparative education, African studies and development studies over more than four decades. From his pioneering work on the first educational commissions to Africa, through his research on skills training in the informal sector, and on to his critical analysis of education analysis in development agencies, this book makes influential materials available in one place. Appropriately, it illustrates his career-long connections with Kenya, but also his more recent engagement with Japan, China and India. It is the first CERC volume to pay significant attention to the policies and politics of skills development. Kenneth King is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Edinburgh. He was based in and directed its Centre of African Studies for many years, and lectured on international perspectives in education and training in its School of Education. His research interests have addressed the politics and planning of skills development, including in the informal sector of the economy, aid policies towards education of both Western and Asian donors, and higher education cooperation. He founded NORRAG, the network for international policies and cooperation in education and training, in 1986, and edited NORRAG News until 2016. He was President of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) from 2014-2016, and was one of the founding members of the UK Forum on International Education and Training (UKFIET)
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Education, skills and international cooperation -- 1. The politics of Negro education -- 2. Skill acquisition in the informal sector -- 3. Aid, research and education -- 4. Education and training for self-employment -- 5. Education, training and their enabling environments -- 6. The vocational school fallacy revisited -- 7. Africa’s informal economies: Thirty years on -- 8. Re-targeting schools, skills and jobs in Kenya: Quality, quantity and outcomes -- 9. Skills and Education for All from Jomtien (1990) to the GMR of 2012: A policy history -- 10. Experience, experts and knowledge in Japanese aid policy and practice -- 11. African students in China -- 12. The geopolitics and meanings of India’s massive skills development ambitions -- 13. Conclusions
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 381 pages), illustrations.
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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