This timely Handbook takes stock of the range of debates that characterise the field of international education and development, and suggests key aspects of a research agenda for the next period. It is deliberately divergent in its approach, recognising the major ideological and epistemological divides that characterise a field that draws on many traditions. Leading and emergent voices from different paradigms and contexts are afforded a space to be heard and each section puts current debates in larger historical contexts.

The Handbook is divided in four parts and book-ended by an introduction and a conclusion, the latter oriented towards the implications that the volume has for future research agendas. The first part explores major strands of debates about education’s place in development theory. The second acknowledges the disciplining of the field by the education for all movement and examines the place that learning and teaching, and schools play in development. Part three looks beyond schools to consider early years, adult and vocational education but focuses particularly on the return to thinking about higher education's role in development. The final part considers the changing, but still important, role that international cooperation plays in shaping education in developing countries.

Featuring over thirty chapters written by leading international and interdisciplinary scholars, the Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development offers the first comprehensive and forward-looking resource for students and scholars.

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chapter |7 pages

International Education and Development

Using multiple lenses or remaining in multiple silos?

chapter |13 pages

Education and Political Development

Contradictions and tensions in relationships between education, democracy, peace and violence

chapter |13 pages

Education for Sustainable Development

The rising place of resilience and lessons from small island developing states

chapter |15 pages

Reframing Gender and Education for the Post-2015 Agenda

A critical capability approach

chapter |13 pages

Education and Rural Development

Proposing an alternative paradigm 1

chapter |15 pages

Teaching and Learning for All?

The quality imperative revisited 1

chapter |17 pages

Language, Education and Development

Implications of language choice for learning

chapter |18 pages

The Heyneman/Loxley Effect

Three decades of debate

chapter |14 pages

Does Educational Exclusion Explain Health Differentials Among Children?

An empirical analysis of children in Ethiopia using Young Lives data

chapter |17 pages

Inclusive Education and International Development

Multilateral orthodoxies and emerging alternatives

chapter |14 pages

Low-Cost Private Schools

What we need to know, do know, and their relevance for education and development

chapter |132 pages

Beyond schools

Adult, vocational and higher education for development242

chapter |16 pages

“115 Million Girls …”

Informal learning and education, an emerging field

chapter |19 pages

Trends, Issues and Challenges in Internationalisation of Higher Education

Where have we come from and where are we going?

chapter |14 pages

Transnational Flows of Students

In whose interest? For whose benefits?

chapter |14 pages


chapter |12 pages

Looking Beyond 2015

The future of international education and development research