Tend the Olive, Water the Vine: Globalization and the Negotiation of Early Childhood in Palestine by Rachel Christina

Tend the Olive, Water the Vine: Globalization and the Negotiation of Early Childhood in Palestine

byRachel Christina

Kobo ebook | August 1, 2006

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Current international development wisdom promotes the inclusion of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in nationallevel policy making, in the interest of strengthening statecivil society relationships; supporting locally driven, culturallysensitive development; and contributing to program and policy innovation. However, critics of increased stateNGOdonor collaboration argue that it actually dilutes the power of NGOs to act in the interest of the local populations they were established to serve. This tension between the local and the global is connected to broader debates about the nature and role of contemporary educational development. Should education aim primarily at preparing citizens for participation in the global economy, thereby encouraging the integration of nationstates into a world economic system driven by the industrialized North? Or/and should it endeavor to develop in students and in communities, North and South, the ability to critique, resist and transform that world system? Ultimately, this is a question of who “owns” development international agencies and institutions, or the communities being “developed.” This book examines the complexities of these negotiations in a particularly complicated and volatile context (Palestine) and a particularly “hot” development field (early childhood development). The international community’s efforts to support early childhood programming in the developing world fall more broadly within the empowerment camp than do other development efforts, and in this case in particular serve as a source of important lessons about the dynamics of donorstateNGO relationships, suggestions for improved development policy, and insights into forms of education which promote justice and equity in an increasingly interdependent world.
Title:Tend the Olive, Water the Vine: Globalization and the Negotiation of Early Childhood in PalestineFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607525593

ISBN - 13:9781607525592

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