When will developing countries stop importing knowledge? (9)

3 October, 2018

That's another interesting perspective Rogers. We probably need a rich blend of imported and local knowledge, the same way some countries are insisting on foreign content being a lower percentage than local content in finished products. Due to advances in technology, the West can certainly see opportunities faster and run faster than local knowledge holders. Imported worldviews that are currently being reinforced through formal education systems will not build the capacity of developing countries to localize knowledge from other parts of the world. In other words, developing countries will always be called developing countries because they will be trying to play catch up all the time.

It seems the topic requires an entire symposium where it can be tackled from diverse angles.


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