Journal article

Global Construction of Literacy Policies for "Least Developed Countries": Focus on Ethiopia, Nepal, and Sierra Leone

Kapil Dev Regmi

ADULT EDUCATION QUARTERLY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

In the context of educational globalization and increasing dominance of supranational organizations in educational governance, least developed countries (LDCs) have faced a new level of tension about whether their educational policies should follow the global educational models or seek solutions of their multifarious problems by promoting local indigenous literacy practices. This article critically analyzed key educational policy documents produced by major supranational organizations and selected LDCs and argues that the deficit perspective in education started in the colonial period and institutionalized during the structural adjustment period has shaped literacy policies and practices eve..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author received financial support from the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) for the research of this article.