The SAGE Handbook of School Organization presents a substantial review of the history, current status and future prospects of the field of school organization. Bringing together chapters exploring key issues, important debates and points of tension, the Handbook highlights the dynamics and interplay of the political, social, historical and cultural contexts of the field. This volume is designed to provide a much-needed critically informed and coherent account of the field, against a backdrop of increasing complexity in which schooling as an institution and schools as organizations operate. Part I: Schools as organizations; Part II: The leadership, management and governance of schools as organizations; Part III: Theoretical perspectives on schools as organizations; Part IV: Organizing in schools; and Part V: Researching schools as organizations.
Chapter 33: Achieving Education for All: Organizational Issues in African Primary Schools
[Page 562]The Education for All (EFA) movement is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults. The purposes and aims of EFA are many and varied, although they can be generally categorized into three, namely: human rights, equity, and socio-economic development. The right to education in developing countries receives its inspiration and platform from the 1948 United Nations General Assembly, which adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There have been more recent international instruments which call for increased access to education for all the children, and among the key ones are the ...