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What is liberating about education? An analysis of the impact of globalization on the education of women

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In the 1970s, liberation philosophy and Freirean pedagogical theory burst onto the global stage. Notions of empowerment and liberation through education gave an impetus to educational reform at all levels, including nonformal, adult education and empowering critical pedagogy in the classrooms. Reforms in education extended access to schooling for girls and to literacy programs in the vernacular. Particularly in Latin America and in the African continent, several successful political leftist and independence revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s also provided a sense of liberation from economic, social and political dependence on the “North” or the “West”. The political impact of liberation theory, and Freirean pedagogy was felt globally, as education and health programs became priorities for reform. Indeed, improvements in health and education globally are still seen today as the necessary foundation for economic growth and political stability.

In the 21st century, what lessons can be learned from those historic times? The process of globalisation has created another radical worldwide shift in all aspects of the economy, together with a social, cultural and information revolution. How have today’s globalisation discourses on education been different from Freire’s visions? Through the lens of history and postcolonial theory, this paper will analyse some recent claims that the process of globalisation provides greater opportunities for access to a better quality of education, and the expectation of a better quality of life for all. The author will include in this qualitative analysis some reference to the UNDP’s Human Development Index and UNESCO’s Millennium Development Goals.
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Fox, Christine. "What is liberating about education? An analysis of the impact of globalization on the education of women" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr 30, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492978_index.html>

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Fox, C. N. , 2011-04-30 "What is liberating about education? An analysis of the impact of globalization on the education of women" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492978_index.html

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Abstract: In the 1970s, liberation philosophy and Freirean pedagogical theory burst onto the global stage. Notions of empowerment and liberation through education gave an impetus to educational reform at all levels, including nonformal, adult education and empowering critical pedagogy in the classrooms. Reforms in education extended access to schooling for girls and to literacy programs in the vernacular. Particularly in Latin America and in the African continent, several successful political leftist and independence revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s also provided a sense of liberation from economic, social and political dependence on the “North” or the “West”. The political impact of liberation theory, and Freirean pedagogy was felt globally, as education and health programs became priorities for reform. Indeed, improvements in health and education globally are still seen today as the necessary foundation for economic growth and political stability.

In the 21st century, what lessons can be learned from those historic times? The process of globalisation has created another radical worldwide shift in all aspects of the economy, together with a social, cultural and information revolution. How have today’s globalisation discourses on education been different from Freire’s visions? Through the lens of history and postcolonial theory, this paper will analyse some recent claims that the process of globalisation provides greater opportunities for access to a better quality of education, and the expectation of a better quality of life for all. The author will include in this qualitative analysis some reference to the UNDP’s Human Development Index and UNESCO’s Millennium Development Goals.


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