Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review has been the Centre for Global Education's flagship publication since its launch in 2005. It is the only development education journal published on the island of Ireland and it has a strong readership in Europe, North America, The Philippines, India and Australia, amongst other corners of the world. The journal aims to celebrate and promote good practice in global education and to inform the work of practicioners in the forma and non-formal education sectors. It features in-depth contributions on aspects of global education such as methodologies, monitoring and evaluation, resources and training, enhancing organisational capacity, and strategic interventions in education and sectoral practice.
A Critical Analysis of North-South Educational Partnerships in Development Contexts
This special issue of Policy and Practice was conceived with the intention of critically analysing the process of North-South educational partnerships in development contexts. Many Irish and Southern higher education institutes (HEIs) have, particularly in the past decade, invested heavily in educational partnerships for development, both in terms of finance and personnel, but also in intellectual and academic terms. However, there is a dearth of critical reflection and analysis on North-South educational partnerships, based on national and international experiences gleaned to date.
The importance of partnership is articulated in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eighth of which calls for the establishment of a global partnership for development. This prominence was later strengthened by the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness of 2005 and the Accra Agenda for Action (2008). Steve Kayizzi-Mugwera (1998: 220) has described partnership as the ‘new big idea...