Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Keywords

International development

Abstract

In my research I ask, "What features of education policies are conducive to successful educational outcomes, and what types of policies should be encouraged in developing countries to compliment their development efforts?" Discussions regarding education policy are highly polarized between supply-side and demand-side views. I engage in a comparative case study between three emerging BRICS countries who are dynamic economic and political players in their respective regions-Brazil, India, and South Africa-to analyze the extent to which each country has used supply-side and demand-side education policies and to what extent these policies have been effective. I conclude that either supply-side policies, demand-side policies, or both have the potential to be effective education measures for development, and that the polarized debate within the literature largely misses the point. Instead, I propose that factors relating to policy implementation are likely more important considerations in producing sound education policies.

Department

Political Science

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Education and state--Brazil--Case studies; Education and state--India--Case studies; Education and state--South Africa--Case studies

Geographic Coverage

Brazil; India; South Africa

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Previous Versions

May 8 2018 (withdrawn)

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