Development Education in Policy and Practice
Development education is a radical form of learning that addresses the structural causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the global North and ... Show synopsis Development education is a radical form of learning that addresses the structural causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the global North and South. It equips learners with the skills, values, attitudes and understanding needed to take effective action toward social change. This comprehensive collection rigorously debates development education practice in the formal and informal education sectors and the policy environment in which it is delivered. It affirmatively points to the transformative power of education to engage learners in actions that tackle the underlying factors that sustain poverty. With neoliberalism in crisis and poverty enveloping the global North, the book argues that development education has an important role to play in debating alternative paradigms of development informed by social need and sustainability. The global cast of authors with extensive experience of the sector provide an indispensable guide to a burgeoning area of education.