Education for Transformation: debates on the multiple meanings of education. Development Volume 53 no 4 out now!

A conversation between the editorial team Ana Agostino, Stephen Moseley, Mark Ginzburg and Mary Joy Pigozzi looks at the MDGs, education and human rights and the quality of education. Kevin Kester looks at the important legacy of Paulo Freire. Lynn Davies discusses the relationship between conflict and development, and Sofia Valdivielso elucidates an integral approach to education. The interviews as with the journal show how education is a multilayered conversation determined by different social, economic and political contexts. Above all, education is not just a 'service', it is one of the core path ways to realizing human rights and achieving sustainable human development for now and in the future.

The University of the Future must be committed to address current challenges that impede fast economic growth and the eradication of poverty, ignorance and disease. It needs to face the challenges of human insecurity, especially food insecurity; a non-predictable global economic and political environment; and issues of inequity. The University of the Future would then be an agent of social and economic transformation as well as a development hub. (Juma Mwapachu, Development 2010)

See the table of contents

Education for Transformation: a conversation between Stephen Moseley, Mark Ginsburg, Mary Joy Pigozzi and Ana Agostino. 

The Legacy of Paulo Freire: Interview with Kevin Kester

Education and Conflict: Interview with Lynn Davies

An Integral Approach to Education: Interview with Sofia Valdivielso


Development volume 53 no 4 Education for Transformation is to be first launched in Nairobi in January 2011 by Amb. Juma V. Mwapachu, Secretary General of the East African Community. A second launch will be in Montreal in May 2011 at the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) with 8 of the authors attending.