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The Diploma Disease: Education, qualification and development Paperback – 1 Jan 1997

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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Institute of Education; 2 edition (1 Jan. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0854734988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0854734986
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,153,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sometimes you read a book that transforms your life. My book was not an inspirational novel or a grand Shakespearian tome. It was an ordinary textbook for my undergraduate degree course in Development Studies at the University of East Anglia in 1978. It was called The Diploma Disease. (Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Institute of Education, University of London Race, gender and educational desire)

About the Author

Ronald Dore began his academic career over 50 years ago with a study of Japanese Confucian education. The idea for this book took root during visits to Sri Lanka'a schools at the time of the 'youth insurrection' of 1971. This unusual background produced a provocative book of unusual scope and originality whose underlying thesis has stood the test of time.

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