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Using political metaphors to understand educational policy in developing countries: the case of Ghana and informal communities

Using political metaphors to understand educational policy in developing countries: the case of Ghana and informal communities
Using political metaphors to understand educational policy in developing countries: the case of Ghana and informal communities
This article suggests that one needs to consider education as inherently political to better understand some of the problems in education policy in developing countries. It suggests that using political metaphors as a discursive framework can enhance the understanding of some of the limitations of formal schooling in developing countries. Political metaphors can be an alternative approach to the predominant market metaphors in education policy and can provide valuable insights for future research and policy that go beyond current approaches. By using Ghana as an example, this article focuses on the implications that strong informal communities and markets can have for formal schooling in developing countries
1478-2103
74-88
Nordensvard, Johan
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Nordensvard, Johan
44e3b534-aa45-4124-9680-35e8fb6f2e98

Nordensvard, Johan (2013) Using political metaphors to understand educational policy in developing countries: the case of Ghana and informal communities. Policy Futures in Education, 11 (1), 74-88. (doi:10.2304/pfie.2013.11.1.74).

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This article suggests that one needs to consider education as inherently political to better understand some of the problems in education policy in developing countries. It suggests that using political metaphors as a discursive framework can enhance the understanding of some of the limitations of formal schooling in developing countries. Political metaphors can be an alternative approach to the predominant market metaphors in education policy and can provide valuable insights for future research and policy that go beyond current approaches. By using Ghana as an example, this article focuses on the implications that strong informal communities and markets can have for formal schooling in developing countries

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Published date: 2013
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 362383
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/362383
ISSN: 1478-2103
PURE UUID: 5a6b42c7-2b91-411f-bf0f-f11bd0d74cfc

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Date deposited: 21 Feb 2014 14:25
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 01:01

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Author: Johan Nordensvard

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