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ERIC Number: EJ795024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Non-Traveling "Best Practices" for a Traveling Population: The Case of Nomadic Education in Mongolia
Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Stolpe, Ines
European Educational Research Journal, v4 n1 p22-35 2005
This article deals with a particular "best practice" in Mongolia (boarding schools) that neither traveled elsewhere nor was rescued from the socialist past and adopted in the post-socialist present. The boarding schools accommodating children from nomadic herder families have experienced a long decade (1991-2003) of neglect. The boarding school system of the twenty-first century has ceased to be a universal institution catering to a nomadic population, and has been transformed into a socially stratified system that mostly attracts students from poor families (nomadic and otherwise) who could not afford to entertain alternative living arrangements for their school-aged children. The authors treat nomadic education in Mongolia as an interesting case of a "transfer vacuum." The authors investigate the political and economic reasons for this immunity towards "lessons from elsewhere" or "lessons from the past," and draw conclusions for research on educational policy borrowing and lending. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mongolia