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An analysis of community involvement in primary schools in Malawi

Barnett, Edward (2013) An analysis of community involvement in primary schools in Malawi. International Journal of Educational Development, 33 (5). pp. 497-507. ISSN 0738-0593

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2012.06.007


Through a secondary analysis of standardised test data, the paper reviews community involvement in Malawian primary schools and examines the extent to which it explains variation in pupil test scores. In so doing, the study deconstructs the concept of community involvement, demonstrating that it is not a unitary concept but rather made up of multiple effects which can be categorised into different modes: “learner support”, “financing” and “networking”. The framework developed may help with future research and the results caution policymakers in Malawi on the current reality of community participation and how this relates to existing policy ambitions.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
University Structure > Language Centre
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 14:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:35

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