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International Review of Education

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 793–796 | Cite as

The World Bank and education: Critiques and alternatives

By Steven J. Klees, Joel Samoff and Nelly P. Stromquist (eds.). Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 2012, 268 pp. Comparative and international education: A diversity of voices, vol. 14. ISBN 978-94-6091-902-2 (hbk), ISBN 978-94-6091-901-5 (pbk), ISBN 978-94-6091-903-9 (e-book)
  • Birgit Brock-Utne
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This book was written by some of the best-known critics of the World Bank’s educational policies. The volume mostly deals with the newest education sector strategy by the World Bank (2011), World Bank Education Strategy 2020 (WBES 2020).

The book contains fourteen chapters and is divided into four parts. The first part, Framing the Issues, contains four chapters with contributions from Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Bjørn Nordtveit, Sangeeta Kamat and Steven J. Klees. The second part, Learning, Assessment, and the Role of Teachers, contains another four chapters written by Angela C. de Siqueira, Mark Ginsburg, Crain Soudien and Joel Samoff. The third part is called: Research and Policy and contains five chapters with contributions from Antoni Verger and Xavier Bonal, Joel Samoff, Nelly P. Stromquist, Salim Vally and Carol Anne Spreen and Susan L. Robertson. The fourth part, Reshaping the Future, contains only one chapter written by Anne Hickling-Hudson and Steven J. Klees.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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