How to implement the Education Millennium Goals ? It’s a failure, by sure. Views expressed by Mike Douse, freelance education advisor.

Version imprimable de cet article Version imprimable

PovertY, Equity , Training and Economics

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. From this site, explore the efforts of the UN and its partners for building a better world. Many contributors to the post-MDG debate appear to take it as a glorious given that education is predominantly about economic growth and poverty alleviation and that it should be supported, planned and evaluated from that perspective.

In this article the author contends the economic approach to education development as done by OECD or the World Bank to justify education development in the world. The paper has been published by NORRAG, July 29, 2013. Nothing it’s said in this paper about ways to implement a different education strategy for fighting poverty and unfairness, or about scholl changing related to NIT but Mike Douse underlines some relevant principles. 

Article in English ( maybe there is a French version) can be found clicking here.