Institutionalizing Health and Education for All: Global Goals, Innovations, and Scaling uP

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Teachers College Press, Nov 15, 2014 - Education - 264 pages

Calls for Health for All and Education for All have rallied international development organizations for decades. Where did these global goals come from? Why have they advanced so unevenly? In this book, author Colette Chabbott explores how organizations and the innovations they champion develop and pursue global goals. Chabbott highlights the importance of science and measurement in rendering some innovations more universal and compelling than others. Her analysis includes in-depth case studies of innovation at the local, national and international levels by international health (ICDDR,B) and development (BRAC) organizations. These studies suggest new types of education research organizations based in the Third World areas as necessary prerequisites for universalizing education.

This important book will provoke scholars, students, and international development practitioners to think more deeply about the cultural and scienctific underpinnings of education and international development. The author's careful analyses are particularly timely as the international community defines new global goals for the post-2013 era.

This book: introduces the key international organizations and movements in the field of education for development; provides a unique interpretation of the many tensions that characterize the field governments vs. non-government organizations; institutions vs. actors; and loose coupling between policies and action; addresses the current debate about research methods in education, including quantitative indicators, randomized controlled trials, and case studies; and identifies new activities and potential directions related to the global goals phenomenon.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
From Universal Rights to Universal Goals
20
Carrot Soup Magic Bullets and Scientific Research
48
A Tale of Two Sectors
69
Blueprints Bureaucrats and Babies in the Bathwater
99
From the Basket Into the World
137
What Can Data Do?
163
Why Compare?
195
Notes
213
References
223
Index
243
About the Authors
251
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Colette Chabott is adjunct faculty in the International Education Program at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University, DC. With Mushtaque Chowdhury

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