List two important things that you found particularly interesting or that you learned from the readings that you did not know before. Explain
It is important and amazing to learn of the interest that International Nongovernmental Organizations have set in ensuring that third world countries access equitable education. Most important to learn about is the coherent relationship that has been created worldwide making it a unifying culture that is in acceptance to the acknowledged norms of education. In reference to the articles International Nongovernmental Organizations and Third World Education in 1990 by Mark J. Schafer, Focus on Value Orientations and Prescriptions in The Role of International Organizations by Connie L. McNeely and Investing in Private Education for Poverty Alleviation by Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy, education is a right but it is an international responsibility through the host country to ensure that its citizens’ access reasons gauges of education. However, according to Mark Schafer, one thing that takes by shock is the determination taken by nongovernmental organizations in not only advocating for education but in practically setting-up of educational institutions and structures needed in those communities.
Another important concept learnt from the articles is that education is universal and measured at equitable standards and gauges. This has also been the course of INGOs in ensuring that valuable standards of measure are set globally in unifying the system of education. This has proven to match institutionalisms theories that explain the international cultural mandate for equitable education.
List two things about the readings that you had questions about or that you did not understand. Explain
However, of all the concerns of the INGOs and other International bodies such as the World Bank in providing and improving education in developing countries, there are still issues that do not count in understanding. First is the misguided role played by individual developing countries in ensuring that they issue adequate and equitable education to their citizens. The developing countries ought to have made the primary initiative in providing for education. It makes me assume that the countries have ignored their primary responsibilities or are just concentrating in malpractices such as corruption. The primary role of developing countries is not captured well as looked upon by Mark in his article International Nongovernmental Organizations and Third World Education in 1990. Neither does Connie McNeely in his Focus on Value Orientations and Prescriptions in The Role of International Organization nor Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy in their Investing in Private Education for Poverty Alleviation do. This unclear concern also related to the second concern where private investment in education advocated for by the World Bank and IMF do not click well. Taking into understanding that education is a public good, and then investments that are made by individual investors interested may go unrepaid. Private investment in education would only work well with institutions such as the World Bank and inter-country loaning but not individual investors. Therefore, I do not understanding the above two raised issues.
Develop two or three discussion questions for the class that day, based on the readings.
How would Karen and Menashy apply their concept of private investment on education upon individual people who wants investment Third World countries’ education? Moreover, do you think that the developing countries have got something they are not doing that derails their educational level, with reference to the articles International Nongovernmental Organizations and Third World Education in 1990 by Mark J. Schafer, Focus on Value Orientations and Prescriptions in The Role of International Organizations by Connie L. McNeely and Investing in Private Education for Poverty Alleviation by Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy? Must they rely on international aids?