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    "Higher Education, and the purpose of education", by Jens Vraa-Jensen

    University of Chicago. Photo: Don Burkett

    Seen through a neoliberal political framework, education’s main purpose is to be an instrument for economic development, increased productivity of workers and creation of new jobs. In such a context, education is not one of the key factors for social and human development. Any debate on education must always clarify how educa...

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    "Education should not be a waiting room for life", by David Edwards.

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    “It is often argued that the purpose of early childhood education is to prepare children for school, so that schools, in turn, can prepare children for adulthood and for the work force. This approach reduces childhood to a waiting room.” -- Steffen Handal, President, Education Union of Norway (UEN).

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    “Education is our best defense against scapegoat narratives – but needs consistent investment”, by Clare O’ Hagan.

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    Education, as shown in the 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, ‘Building Bridges not Walls’, has a great ability to fight discrimination with inclusive rhetoric. It can help newcomers adapt to new environments, and it can prepare host communities to accept and celebrate their presence.

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