Investigation and analysis of: basic indicators of global poverty: key theories of poverty and international development and their implications for equity, social policy and education; 'Western' paradigms and their effects in 'non-Western' contexts; globalisation and alternatives to 'Westernisation'; education as a form of foreign aid and international development co-operation in multilateral, bilateral and non-government programs; multi-scalar and multi-sectoral approaches to poverty alleviation strategies.
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