Another Way: Decentralization, Democratization and the Global Politics of Community-Based Schooling

Kai Heidemann, Rebecca Clothey

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One of the biggest sources of conflict in educational systems around the world stems from the politics of decentralization. While increased decentralization is often touted as essential to assuring robust levels of democracy and community participation, it is also often criticized as a mechanism of neoliberal austerity and privatization. The case studies compiled in this original book will take a critical look at how grassroots actors affiliated with various types of alternative community-based schooling initiatives have engaged with the global politics of decentralization in terms of opportunity and empowerment as well as opposition and protest. Community-based schools are broadly defined as any type of formalized alternative education program that is strongly rooted in the identities and realities of local citizens and social movements.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-38471-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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