Low-fee Private Schooling and Poverty in Developing Countries

Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-350-08824-5 (ISBN)
In Low-fee Private Schooling and Poverty in Developing Countries Joanna Harma draws on primary research carried out in Sub-Saharan African countries and in India to show how the poor are being failed by both government and private schools. The primary research is combined with additional examples from around the world to offer a wide perspective on the issue of marketized education, low-fee private schooling and government systems. Harma offers a pragmatic approach to a divisive and ideologically-driven issue and shows how the well-intentioned international drive towards 'education for all' is being encouraged and even imposed long before some countries have prepared the teachers and developed the systems needed to implement it successfully. Arguing that governments need to take a much more rational and constructive approach to the issue, Harma argues for a greater acceptance of the challenges, abandoning ideological positions and a scaling back of ambition in the hope of laying stronger foundations for educational development.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-350-08824-5 (9781350088245)

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Joanna Harma is Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK and Honorary Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Introduction: Low-Fee Private Schooling and Poverty
1. Creating the Fertile Ground for the 'Mushrooming' of Low-Fee Private Schools in Developing Countries
2. What Low-Fee Private Schools Look Like and Why Parents are Using Them
3. How the Poor are Failed by Governments
4. What is to Blame for Poor Learning Outcomes? The Role of Family Background and Environment
5. The Poor Are Being Bypassed by a 'Market' that They Cannot Afford to Enter
6. Cutting Their Bellies: The Quality of Low-Fee Private Schools Fails to Justify Parental Sacrifice
7. The Role of Profit, Corporations and Chains in the Provision of Education
8. Competition, High Stakes and Corruption in the Private Sector
9. The Role of Regulation
10. Mirroring the Privatization Push in Rich Countries
11. Investing in Teachers and Public Systems

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