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ERIC Number: EJ785028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Private and Public Schooling in Ghana: A Census and Comparative Survey
Tooley, James; Dixon, Pauline; Amuah, Isaac
International Review of Education, v53 n4 p389-415 Jul 2007
A census and survey of schools in the district of Ga, Ghana, explored the nature and extent of private education, and compared inputs to public and private schooling. Three quarters of all schools found were private, with almost as many unregistered private as government schools. Several important differences between registered and unregistered private schools were noted, including age, fee levels charged, teacher salaries and class size. A range of inputs, such as teacher activity, availability of desks, chairs, libraries, toilets and drinking water, were used to compare inputs to government, unregistered and registered private schools. Some conclusions are explored about the potential role for the private sector in helping meet "education for all" targets.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana