International Review of Education

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 337–339 | Cite as

Education, skills and international cooperation: Comparative and historical perspectives

By Kenneth King. Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC), University of Hong Kong Press/Springer, Hong Kong/Dordrecht, 2019, 396 pp. CERC Studies in Comparative Education series vol. 36. ISBN 978-988-14241-7-4 (pbk)
  • William OzanneEmail author
Book Review

This publication constitutes a Festschrift for Professor Kenneth King, edited by himself after a 40-year career dedicated to education in developing countries, with a special focus on Africa, India and Japan, and on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Kenneth King’s clarity of perception and memory makes the book a historic study, and a book of reference on the major international debates, strategies and practices in the field of international and national development which emerged in several waves over the past 50+ years. They range from conferences led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Addis Ababa, Karachi and Santiago in the 1960s to milestone events held in Jomtien (1990), Dakar (2000) and New York (2015). The latter resulted in education agendas and Development Goals and objectives, moving – at least terminologically – from Education for All to an assertion of the fundamental human Right to Education.


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© UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and Springer Nature B.V. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Archdiocese of Birmingham UK, Commission for Interreligious DialogueBirminghamUK

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