Education and NGOs - Education as a Humanitarian Response (Paperback)
  • Education and NGOs - Education as a Humanitarian Response (Paperback)

Education and NGOs - Education as a Humanitarian Response (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 11/02/2016
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Education and NGOs discusses the role of sectors outside the mainstream in relation to improving access to education, with particular focus on the underprivileged. International case study examples offer insights into the work of non-governmental organizations, which play a crucial role in UNESCO's global Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) effort, by providing alternative forms of education and improving educational access. Including a discussion of the work of organizations such as Africa Educational Trust, Kids Company, FIDAL Foundation and many others, the volume explores the role of NGOs in the UK, the USA, India, Nepal, the Gaza Strip, Ecuador, Philippines and South Africa. Each chapter contains contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and an annotated list of suggested reading to support further exploration.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472589668
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 323 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm

This book is a very enjoyable and instructive read which brings together a number of rich and very diverse articles. * International Review of Education *
Education and NGOs provides a rich and diverse source of case study material on the operation, effects and costs of NGOs in education. Proponents of neo-liberalism will welcome evidence of the contributions made by NGOs, critics may focus on their negative effects on public education systems. Altogether, this is a valuable collection of information for both scholars and practitioners. * Noel McGinn, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and Fellow Emeritus, Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University, USA *
Education and NGOs presents a balanced and critical account of a variety of organisations working in the education sector around the world. Case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America as well as the questions for reflection that accompany each chapter will prove useful to readers interested in learning more about the important, yet complicated role that NGOs play in international educational development. * Mary Mendenhall, Assistant Professor of Practice, International and Comparative Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA *
This thought-provoking collection of essays brings together important comparative insights from practitioners and scholars working on education in different world contexts and within a number of NGOs, which histories, missions and reach illustrate the diverse and multiple contributions of NGOs to education. Taken together, the eight country studies provide a solid introduction to the various issues emerging from NGO engagement in education, particularly in the service of those who would otherwise be excluded. * Zeena Zakharia, Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA *

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