NGO provision of basic education: Alternative or complementary service delivery to support access to the excluded?

Rose, Pauline (2009) NGO provision of basic education: Alternative or complementary service delivery to support access to the excluded? Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39 (2). pp. 219-233. ISSN 0305-7925

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Abstract

This paper focuses on approaches by non-government organisations (NGOs) to reach primary school-aged children excluded from access to the conventional state education system. It highlights recent shifts in international literature and agency priorities from the portrayal of NGO provision as a (non-formal) 'alternative' to (formal) state schooling, towards developing approaches for 'complementary' provision. This shift is occurring as a means of making progress towards achieving Education for All (EFA) goals. The paper then compares these international trends with attention paid to NGO provision in national education plans across four countries (Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia and Ghana). Based on the analysis of international and national approaches, the paper argues that NGO provision continues to be seen as 'second-best' to state schooling, with state schooling remaining the focus of attention for EFA.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: non‐government organisations, non‐state providers, developing countries, sub‐Saharan Africa, South Asia, educational exclusion
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: Pauline Margaret Rose
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:13
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 10:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24789
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