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Current Issues in Comparative Education, v6 n2 p73-87 May 2004

The purpose of this article is to explore the effects of community participation in school governance, as an element of development and humanitarian assistance programs, on social capital and civil society building. The first section describes different types of participation in education, its institutional forms, and the paradigms that support it. The second section reviews briefly education in emergencies and the principles it shares with educational development programs. The last section presents the relevant findings from a study of community participation in an emergency education program in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia), and explores some of the implications for civil society and democracy building. (Contains 10 notes.)

Descriptors: Educational Development, Democracy, Community Involvement, Governance, Access to Education, Social Capital, Conflict, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs, Parent Teacher Cooperation

Teachers College, Columbia University. International and Transcultural Studies, P.O. Box 211, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. e-mail: info[at]cicejournal.org; Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/cice

Author: Burde, Dana

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6414&id=EJ853840

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