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by Stephen Downes
Jul 13, 2016

International Organizations and Educational Reform
Louis Volante, CEA Education Canada, 2016/07/13


Amid all the calls in Canada for a "national education policy" about this or that it is rare to see celebrated our provincial divisions. But that is the case in the last paragraph of this article: "our provincial autonomy is an important characteristic in helping our vast nation successfully address external international pressures in a manner that is respectful of and consistent with our regional culture, history, and geography." This is a contrast, say, with the "soft law" tactics of the European Union "that seeks to undermine traditional constitutional doctrines and values that support a limited view of Social Europe." This discussion is found in the context of a wider look at international organizations such as the World Bank, OECD, UNESCO and the EU, on global education development and policy. I would probably have wanted to look at other international organizations such as global foundations (Shuttleworth, Hewlett) and multinational corporations (especially Microsoft, Google, Apple and Pearson).

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