Development: global-local – a critical view

Duke, C. (2015) Development: global-local – a critical view. In: Gartenschlaeger, U. and Hirsch, E. (eds.) Adult Education in an Interconnected World: Cooperation in Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development. Series: International perspectives in adult education. DVV International: Bonn, pp. 238-245. ISBN 9783942755238

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The term development is often controversial and discredited, tarnished by a shared history of cultural and economic colonisation persisting in new forms. Meanwhile, ‘globalisation’ is accelerating and penetrates further, carrying new traps and temptations. Without active, capable local partners, global-led commitment and action for development commonly fails. We are not good at connecting the two levels so that the local shares the driving seat. Migration and longevity, global warming and the growth of cities create new social and ecological problems; sustainability is a new imperative. There are small successes but larger failures. Meanwhile the place of education and of lifelong learning in development remains fragile and confused.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Duke, Professor Chris
Authors: Duke, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:DVV International

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