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Myanmar’s Education Reforms

A pathway to social justice?

Myanmar’s Education Reforms reviews the changing state of education in Myanmar as the country has dealt with a profound transformation over the past decade and a half. Education has served as a litmus test for judging the level of openness of any Myanmar government, especially those in place for the past seven decades. Marie Lall situates education within the context of the wider reforms and the process of making peace that began in 2012, using it as a case study on how these reforms have progressed and continue to progress. Drawing on data collected over fifteen years in the field, Lall argues that despite controlling the majority of the civilian government, the National League for Democracy is not delivering on its promise of social justice.

322 pages | 21 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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Education: Education--Economics, Law, Politics, Higher Education

Political Science: Political Behavior and Public Opinion

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Table of Contents

1. The state of education, pre-reform

2. Education reform and effects on basic education

3. The alternative: monastic education

4. Higher education: towards international standards in a neoliberal world

5. Teacher education and training: is changing practice possible?

6. Ethnic education: language and local curriculum issues

7. Ethnic education: recognizing alternative systems run by ethnic armed organisations

Conclusion: whither social justice in Myanmar?




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