1994．第21卷第2期及第22卷第1期（Vol. 21 No. 2 & Vol. 22 No. 1）．pp. 205216
Development and Education: Reflection on a Contentious Field of Inquiry
Leslie Nai-Kwai LO（盧乃桂）
This paper surveys major changes that have occurred in the fields of development studies and development education since their inception in the post-World War II period. Theoretical challenges, supported by empirical evidence, have undermined their assumption of human progress which was based in the societal context of the West. Given the emergence of the Asian-Pacific Rim as a potentially powerful region in the world, and the limitations of development studies and development education, it is argued that scholars in the region should seriously plan to chart a new course of educational development that parts way with the "general theory of action".