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ERIC Number: EJ853840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-10
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
Weak State, Strong Community? Promoting Community Participation in Post-Conflict Countries
Burde, Dana
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v6 n2 p73-87 May 2004
The purpose of this article is to explore the effects of community participation in school governance, as an element of development and humanitarian assistance programs, on social capital and civil society building. The first section describes different types of participation in education, its institutional forms, and the paradigms that support it. The second section reviews briefly education in emergencies and the principles it shares with educational development programs. The last section presents the relevant findings from a study of community participation in an emergency education program in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia), and explores some of the implications for civil society and democracy building. (Contains 10 notes.)
Teachers College, Columbia University. International and Transcultural Studies, P.O. Box 211, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina