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This book explores questions related to the recent establishment in Africa of community schools similar to those supported by Save the Children. The book addresses the serious doubts about realizing the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals. It draws on Save the Children's experience with community-based schooling in four countries: Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, and Uganda.
Raises theoretical issues but remains grounded in four diverse African contexts
Addresses the serious doubts about realilzing the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals
Attends to grassroots efforts and demonstrates the broader trend toward democratization
Traces developments over a decade and points to changing perceptions of community in the development arena