Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review is a bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal published by the Centre for Global Education and funded by Irish Aid. Launched in 2005, Policy and Practice has a growing international readership. In 2015, the journal web site received 150,000 vistors from 150 countries with particularly high numbers of readers located in Britain, Ireland, North America, and - in the global South - Austrialia, South Africa, The Philippines, Indonesia and India. The journal aims to celebrate and promote good practice in development education and to debate the shifting policy context in which it is delivered. Policy and Practice is informed by values such as social justice, equality and interdependence and is based on the Freirean concept of education as an agent of positive social change. We hope you find the journal a useful means of analysis, reflection, debate, and action on development issues.
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New Models of Development: Lessons from Latin America
This issue of Policy and Practice on the theme ‘New Models of Development: Lessons from Latin America’ is very welcome for a number of reasons. First, Latin America is rarely discussed in terms of development these days – many agencies are pulling out of the region and indeed some of its larger states are now known as ‘emerging economies’ rather than developing countries. Yet some countries in the region – such as Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Paraguay or, indeed, Haiti if we include the Caribbean region – remain very poor and can only really be regarded as developing. Second, the emphasis on learning from Latin America is welcome. Latin America’s development experience, I would contend, is not simply applicable to the ‘development context’ but also, if we take Payne and Phillips’s (2010) wider political economy concept of development, as relevant to all states including those traditionally regarded as ‘developed’. Third, the...