Educational Change and National Economic Development
Pamela Barnhouse Walters
Pamela Barnhouse Walters examines empirically the relationship of educational development to economic growth in developing countries. Basing her argument on dependency theory, she presents data suggesting that educational expansion has not advanced economic growth. She concludes that while educational reform is not, in and of itself, an effective strategy for promoting such growth, it may have beneficial effects on other aspects of national development.