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Africa and international policy making for lifelong learning: textual revelations
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 33, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This paper discusses the relationship between international agendas for lifelong learning and financial aid for low income countries, especially those on the African continent. It argues that there are subtle differences in terminology written by policymakers respectively in Europe and South Africa for lifelong learning but that international development agendas reinscribe lifelong learning for countries in receipt of development aid. Taking a postcolonial perspective the paper provides a textual analysis of case examples from policy documents in two African countries to demonstrate how international aid priorities negatively affect government choices and policies for lifelong learning, in spite of more regional analyses of the role of education and lifelong learning for the continent's development needs. It argues that the inclusion of indigenous worldviews from the south have potential to enhance a global agenda for the social purpose element of lifelong learning.

Citation

Preece, J. (2013). Africa and international policy making for lifelong learning: textual revelations. International Journal of Educational Development, 33(1), 98-105. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 12, 2022 from .

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