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From the Washington to the Post-Washington Consensus: The influence of international agendas on education policy and practice in Malawi

By Pauline Rose


Education is receiving ever-increasing priority in the post-Washington consensus era, which views education as both a means to and end of development. However, justification for the attention given to education continues to be centrally focused on the notion of human capital. By consequence, marketisation and privatisation of education are becoming increasingly significant. With the World Bank and WTO joining forces to create a vision for a 'global education industry', emphasis is placed on free trade in educational goods and services. The paper examines critically the implications of this international education agenda for developing countries, focusing on the experience of Malawi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1080/1476772032000061824
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