chapter  33
Looking beyond 2015: the future of international education and development research
BySimon McGrath, Qing Gu
Pages 12

This Handbook has considered many of the substantive and theoretical debates facing international education and development in 2015. In this final chapter, we will shift our gaze more explicitly to the challenges and possibilities for research in the field. The future of international education and development research is clearly powerfully structured by the emergence of a new development settlement, as this begins to shape the definitions of education and development, and their interrelationship; define key development challenges to be researched; and influence the allocation of money to particular research challenges and even methodologies. Our discussion also needs to be located within the global political economy of knowledge production, as McGrath’s chapter notes.