The Elgar Companion to Development StudiesThe Elgar Companion to Development Studies

AIE (1997), special issue 'The Diploma Disease Twenty Years On', Assessment in Education, 4 (1). AIE (2000), special issue 'Globalisation, Qualifications and Livelihoods', Assessment in Education, 7 (3). Cooksey, B. and S. Riedmiller ...

Author: David Clark

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847202864


Page: 713

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If handbooks can be inspiring, this is it! Like a true companion, it takes in its stride conversations both big and small. Its entries do not just present an international and multidisciplinary mix, but true to life they work on several different scales. And, importantly, the book makes its authority evident. For it is like an extended website, but with all the added advantages of an encyclopaedia that actually tells you about the authors and the sources on which they have drawn. The resulting compilation is highly intelligent, thoughtful and above all usable. Dame Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is a major production in the development studies field, authored by a star-studded cast of contributors. With 136 entries covering a vast range of topics, it should quickly establish itself as a leading work of reference. We should all feel indebted to David Clark, who has successfully brought this substantial publishing project to completion. John Toye, University of Oxford, UK This is a most comprehensive handbook on development studies. It brings together a wide, varied array of carefully crafted summaries of 136 key topics in development by an international cast of well-respected academics and other experts in respective areas of study. The handbook is heavily interdisciplinary, organically combining economic, political, historical, social, cultural, institutional, ethical, and human aspects of development. While the wide range of entries might appear as a simple glossary listing or an encyclopedic collection, each of the 136 entries offers more depth and discussion than the average handbook. . . . Viewed in this light, this companion is highly likely to become known as a leading reference work on the topic. Highly recommended. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh, Choice The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is an innovative and unique reference book that includes original contributions covering development economics as well as development studies broadly defined. This major new Companion brings together an international panel of experts from varying backgrounds who discuss theoretical, ethical and practical issues relating to economic, social, cultural, institutional, political and human aspects of development in poor countries. It also includes a selection of intellectual biographies of leading development thinkers. While the Companion is organised along the lines of an encyclopaedia, each of its 136 entries provide more depth and discussion than the average reference book. Its entries are also extremely diverse: they draw on different social science disciplines, incorporate various mixes of theoretical and applied work, embrace a variety of methodologies and represent different views of the world. The Elgar Companion to Development Studies will therefore appeal to students, scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the filed of development as well as the interested layman.

Transforming Education in EgyptTransforming Education in Egypt

The diploma disease can be found in Egypt in the thanawiya al - ' amma ( secondary school certificate ) exams . The results of the thanawiya al - ' amma qualify students for various faculties and higher education institutes .

Author: Fatma H. Sayed

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774160169


Page: 204

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Basic education has headed the agendas of development agencies in recent years. During this period, Egypt topped the recipients lists of development assistance and proclaimed education to be its national project. This study explains how the Egyptian political actors interacted with and reacted to the development aid to Egypt's educational system.

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of EducationThe Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education

behind Sri Lanka in this process, but was catching up fast. He acknowledged the possibility of reform, but emphasised that there was not likely to be any effective cure to the diploma disease that fell short of 'decoupling the ...

Author: Gary McCulloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317853572


Page: 760

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The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education is a unique and major resource for the field of education. It is a comprehensive, single-volume work, arranged alphabetically and comprising around 600 entries. The entries range from definitions of key educational concepts and terms to biographies of key educators and specially written substantial essays on major educational topics. The volume includes authoritative and critical commentary on historical and contemporary themes; examinations of continuities, changes and emerging issues; and discussions of the educational traditions and features of major countries and continents. The following special features are also included: Unrivalled coverage of education in a single volume Entries by leading international educational researchers Contributors drawn from all over the globe, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States A distinguished international advisory board Fully cross-referenced and indexed Suggestions for further reading Offering insight into the world of education in an interesting, informed and sometimes provocative way, The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education is an invaluable work of reference for educators, students, researchers and policy makers in education and related fields internationally.

Asia Pacific Graduate EducationAsia Pacific Graduate Education

(Barlow and Robertson 1994) As documented by Wanwisa Suebnusorn (2010), the diploma disease in various forms has existed in Thailand since 1960. In her view, although educational qualifications or an HE certificate has not been the only ...

Author: Deane E. Neubauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137547835


Page: 231

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This volume examines the changes taking place within graduate education in the Asia Pacific Region. A collection of essays by distinguished scholars from eight Asia Pacific nations links profound changes occurring in the economies and societies of the region to the many changes taking place within higher education. Focusing on how the dynamics of a changing global economy are affecting the ways higher education institutions are responding, particular changes are seen to be taking place in graduate education as many societies experience the need to produce graduates of high quality with elevated qualifications. Such changes are not without challenge or difficulty as issues of finance. Questions of appropriate directions of innovation and overall higher education capacity continue to frame the broader issue of the changing nature of graduate education.

International Handbook of Comparative EducationInternational Handbook of Comparative Education

The diploma disease: Education, qualification and development. London: Allen & Unwin. Dore, R. (1997). Reflections on the diploma disease twenty years later. Assessment in Education, Principles, Policy & Practice, 4(1),177–189.

Author: Robert Cowen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402064036


Page: 1371

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This two-volume compendium brings together leading scholars from around the world who provide authoritative studies of the old and new epistemic motifs and theoretical strands that have characterized the interdisciplinary field of comparative and international education in the last 50 years. It analyses the shifting agendas of scholarly research, the different intellectual and ideological perspectives and the changing methodological approaches used to examine and interpret education and pedagogy across different political formations, societies and cultures.