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Title:Towards Better Management of Public Education in Cameroon: The Case for Decentralisation
Author:Tamukong, Joseph A.
Year:2004
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Volume:29
Issue:2
Pages:134-157
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Cameroon
West Africa
Subjects:decentralization
educational policy
education
Education and Oral Traditions
Instructional systems
School management and organization
Decentralization in management
Abstract:The Cameroon public education system is facing imminent decentralization. Using available literature and the author's teaching experience, this study criticizes the centralized education system in Cameroon, especially with respect to resource allocation and management. The author argues that, in order to increase the quantity and quality of education in Cameroon, there is a need to decentralize responsibility for and control of education. While recognizing that caution must be exercised in decentralizing education, he presents the model proposed by the government for decentralization and recommends roles and functions for the various levels of authority in the model. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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