Looking Beyond 2015

The future of international education and development research

Authored by: Simon McGrath , Qing Gu

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415747547
eBook ISBN: 9781315797007
Adobe ISBN: 9781317752240


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This Handbook has considered many of the substantive and theoretical debates facing international education and development in 2015. In this final chapter, we will shift our gaze more explicitly to the challenges and possibilities for research in the field. The future of international education and development research is clearly powerfully structured by the emergence of a new development settlement, as this begins to shape the definitions of education and development, and their interrelationship; define key development challenges to be researched; and influence the allocation of money to particular research challenges and even methodologies. Our discussion also needs to be located within the global political economy of knowledge production, as McGrath’s chapter notes.

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