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ERIC Number: EJ879401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Does Universal Primary Education Policy Weaken Decentralisation? Participation and Accountability Frameworks in East Africa
Sasaoka, Yuichi; Nishimura, Mikiko
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v40 n1 p79-95 Jan 2010
This article critically reflects upon the "divides" among actors within two currently popular education policies in low-income countries: decentralisation and Universal Primary Education (UPE). Current literatures suggest that the existing decentralisation framework tends to overlook the "divides" among actors that often impede the implementation of educational decentralisation. Furthermore, in East Africa, UPE policy characterised by centralised political power coexists with decentralisation policy: here, central control is strengthened while the notion of increased local control under decentralisation is becoming blurred. In this context, it is essential to enhance participation and accountability in school governance in order to recover client power. (Contains 11 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda