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New Resources for Education

Community Management and Financing of Schools in Less Developed Countries

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The combination of economic depression and population growth has placed increasing strain on education systems in less developed countries. This has forced governments to search for new ways to finance education systems, and many have developed keen interest in mechanisms of community financing.



This resource book highlights strategies for community management and financing. It is written in a style which is easy to follow, and it contains many examples and illustrations. As well as commenting on successful practices, it discusses problems to be avoided.



The book is mainly intended for four groups of people: national government policymakers; districtlevel government officers; leaders in churches and other nongovernment organisations who wish to establish or expand schools with government support; and community leaders with similar objectives at the local level.

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The Reasons for Community Support

Community provision often starts at a time when government resources are not available. During the last century many governments refused to support education because they did not consider it necessary or desirable. Today, governments do recognise their responsibilities; but many are unable to stretch their resources far enough.

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