April 2011

By Eddie Williams

This paper proposes that the failure of education to have an impact on development is due not to the lack of availability of education but, rather, to the ineffectiveness of the education which is available.

This chapter is an extract from the publication Dreams and Realities: Developing Countries and the English Language, edited by Hywel Coleman, which presents a selection of papers about people’s experiences of English language policy and English development projects from around the world.