Revisiting China’s Africa policies and educational promises: towards a global convergence of development in the post-2015 era?

Yuan, T (2019) 'Revisiting China’s Africa policies and educational promises: towards a global convergence of development in the post-2015 era?' Globalisation, Societies and Education. ISSN 1476-7724

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2019.1595534

Abstract

Comparing China’s 2006 and 2015 Africa policies, this article reveals how China’s political discourse has become more confident, practical, and depoliticised. In particular, this paper shows how education is allocated, promised, and embedded in China’s ‘shared’ agenda, which is centred on development co-operation and mutual learning. It then reflects on the extent to which China may move towards traditional donors. This paper concludes that, despite fragmented convergences in the discourse and an increased recognition of a Chinese model, China maintains its distinctive role and position in the post- 2015 era.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: China, Africa, education, aid, convergence, development
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 09:25
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 14:19
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