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Fee-free education, decentralisation and the politics of scale in Papua New Guinea

Walton, Grant


Policies aimed at both reducing the costs associated with schooling (particularly through fee-free education) and decentralising responsibility for education delivery have become a central part of international education doctrine. This article draws on the ‘politics of scale’ literature to highlight how these education reforms are contested at different scales, in turn leading to uneven administrative and material outcomes. It examines education policy reforms in Papua New Guinea, which have –...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Education Policy
DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2017.1422027


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