Hayes, AM (2016) Deconstructing the ‘magnetic’ properties of neoliberal politics of education in Bahrain. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 15 (2). pp. 175-187. ISSN 1476-7732

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Abstract

This article makes contributions to questions of why international transfers of programmes do not lead to the outcomes that nations engaging in them expect to gain. Using Bahrain as an example, it is argued that tensions arising from policy borrowing are rooted in the complexities of the political incoherence between the new teaching policies, the Kingdom’s economic vision and educational aspirations of many locals that have been shaped by old political and employment settlements within the nation state. The research shows that educating for global development is not a ‘magnet’ that equally attracts everyone.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor & Francis at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2016.1169516 Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politics of education, policy borrowing, neoliberal globalisation, political settlements, education for economic gain
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 15:19
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 15:40
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1590

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