oa Mosenodi - Banking on key reforms for educational development

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-559X



Given the influence of publications from the World Bank on educational policy makers, this paper looks critically at the 1995 Review of Priorities and Strategies for Education. The rationale of the review is considered and the internal processes taking place prior to publication are outlined. The main arguments and recommendations are considered in detail and out of this a number of major concerns emerge which are addressed in detail. It is clear that in the final analysis the World Bank is a bank and its concerns are largely with questions of finance, economic returns, efficiency and so on with the result that the complexity of human interactions within educational organisations tends 10 be reduced 10 economic statistics.

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