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

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). p. 74. ISSN 1478-2103

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Abstract

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 educationpolicy 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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/
Additional Information: © 2013 Symposium Journals Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 15:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/49846/

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