Disjunctured reciprocity: Paradoxes of community-school relationship in Nepal

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Community-based school governance has been promoted as a popular policy for decentralization of education around the world. Within this policy, schools are expected to create institutional spaces such as School Management Committees with an assumption of reciprocal relation between school and community. This article questions the simplistic assumption through an ethnographic study of community-school relationship in Nepal. While these relationships may conflict with the kind of reciprocity assumed in school governance policies, we argue that this disjunctured reciprocity, firstly, reflects the gap between policy blueprints and action, and, secondly, reveals the competing logics of community-school relations which remain unacknowledged.
TidsskriftGlobalisation, Societies and Education
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2019


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