Community Financing of Education

Community Financing of Education

Issues & Policy Implications in Less Developed Countries

1st Edition - March 1, 1988

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  • Editors: M. Bray, K. Lillis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297668

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This volume discusses the issues relating to community support for education, a topic which has come increasingly to the fore in recent years, especially in the Third World. The book is divided into four main areas: Firstly, an initial explanation of the conceptual framework of the book is given. Secondly, the issues surrounding community financing of education are explored, including community bodies engaged in fund-raising, generating resources, school fees, geographic and social inequalities and central guidance and control. The third section discusses case studies from seven countries, and finally the policy implications of this study are assessed.


For MA courses in education and development studies and practitioners in the field of education, as well as in the allied fields of sociology and economics.

Table of Contents

  • (partial) Introduction. Part I: Issues. Community bodies engaged in fund-raising. Initiating and directing projects. Generating resources. School fees - philosophical and operational issues. Construction and maintenance. Issues of quality. Geographic and social inequalities. Central guidance and control. Part II: Case Studies. Community financing of schools in eastern Nigeria. Community financing of education in Kenya. Education and community self-help in Zambia. Community financing of schools in Botswana. Community management and financing of schools in Papua New Guinea. Cultural values and community financing of education in Burma. State control and local financing of schools in China. Community participation in the financing of education in Guyana. Part III: Policy Implications. Policy implications and conclusions. Bibliography.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1988
  • Published: March 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297668

About the Editors

M. Bray

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

K. Lillis

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Education, University of London, UK

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