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|Title:||The Dakar Framework: constructing and deconstructing the global neo-liberal matrix||Contributor(s):||Tamatea, LM (author)||Publication Date:||2005||DOI:||10.1080/14767720500166993||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/889||Abstract:||The paper's focus is 'The Dakar framework for action — education for all: meeting our collective commitments', which presents the UNESCO, G8, World Bank and International Monetary Fund's blueprint for the 'development' of education globally by 2015. Taking a discourse analytic approach, discussion of the Dakar framework make two claims. The first is that the Framework has a Matrix-like effect in that it potentially closes out other ways of thinking about and practicing education. The second argument is that the apparent contradiction between its deployment of a human rights centered discourse and neo-liberal discourse that establishes this Matrix-like effect, must be understood as something more than simply an exercise in lies, deception and rhetoric. Rather, the Matrix-like effect of the Framework succeeds not because the Framework lies, but because it doubly exploits the very same ambivalence in liberal-humanism that facilitated the European control of 'Others' in an earlier era of globalisation. Gandhi who challenged the Matrix-like effects of globalising British Empire power in this earlier era of globalisation is referred to in the paper as a real figure of history to exemplify the Neo figure in the discussion of the Matrix as a metaphor for the neo-liberal EFA policy.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Globalisation, Societies and Education, 3(3), p. 311-334||Publisher:||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group||Place of Publication:||London (UK)||ISSN:||1476-7724||Field of Research (FOR):||160809 Sociology of Education||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 169
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