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ERIC Number: EJ1074340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Participation of the Private Sector in the Provision of Early Childhood Care, Development, and Education: Issues, Challenges, and Way Forward in Nigeria's Context
Matthew, Ige Akindele
Childhood Education, v91 n5 p370-377 2015
While all children have a right to quality care and education in their early years, how to secure that right, especially in resource-limited contexts, is the subject of much debate. For some nations, private schools can seem like a good option, requiring few federal resources. However, the privatization of early education presents significant challenges when it comes to ensuring quality, equity, and access. Private education is often limited to those who can afford to pay school fees, leaving out the most vulnerable and marginalized children. Even for those who are able to attend private schools, there is no guarantee of quality in the facilities or teaching. This concern is particularly acute in the area of early childhood education, where few nations have established public systems, leaving early care and education to families, religious institutions, and private companies. In this article, the author explores some of the benefits and challenges to private early care and education in Nigeria.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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