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Unformatted text preview: 3. Human Capital Theory/Education a. Biases in education system: gender, class, race/ethnicity, a, public/private b. Biases in access to education class, gender/rural-urban c. Diploma disease (qualification inflation) d. Country differences: 1. Regional 2. DC vs. LDC education investment: 20:1-Country vs. City-Rich vs. Poor-Problems stem from dominant class, not the government 4. Resistance to Westernization rewrite history Indigenous movements (including in schools): Muslim movements 5. Historic Biases of Education Aid a. Cold War b. Class/urban biases c. Debt crisis (lower social expenditures) 6. Brain Drain U.S. CULTURAL IMPERIALISM 1. MEANING? White Mans Burden (civilize LDCs) 2. Missionaries need for development: foreign aid workers 3. In what ways? News, food, music, consumerism 4. Why? Belief in superiority economists? Marketing, ads...
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- Spring '08