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Type: Book
Title: Power, politics, and political entrepreneurs: realising universal free basic education in Indonesia
Author: Rosser, A.
Joshi, A.
Edwin, D.
Publisher: Institute of Development Studies
Issue Date: 2011
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Andrew Rosser, Anuradha Joshi and Donni Edwin
Abstract: Several developing countries have recently introduced policies supporting universal basic free education (UFBE). Experience suggests such policies often fail to increase access and quality of education, and illegal fees are widely prevalent. The literature identifies several reasons including the lack of replacement funding in place of fees and the loss of quality due to overcrowding and subsequent high drop-out rates. This paper, using evidence from Indonesia’s experience, argues that the underlying problem is political. We suggest that fee-free education is an attainable goal, but only if pro-UFBE coalitions are empowered to influence policy, demand accountability and seek redress against illegal fees.
Keywords: Governance; politics; basic education; free education; Indonesia.
Description: Invalid ISBN 9781858649676 as shown on the publication
Rights: © 2011 Institute of Development Studies
RMID: 0020107368
Description (link): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2040-0209.2011.00358_2.x/abstract
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