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Top Commentary Posts of 2017...
Although our International Education SharEd community is barely 1 year old, we have enjoyed the opportunity to share personal stories of projects and programs we are working on or areas of research interest through the commentary ("blog") feature. A total of 20 articles have been posted, although some of these were reposted from other blogs dating back as far as 2011. Of the original commentary posts written for SharEd in 2017, topics covered included: scale up and sustainability (Hank Healey), ...
Fee-free public education and parental participation in Tanzania...
By: Lee Nordstrum and Kellie Betts Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania has attempted to abolish the practice of requiring monetary contributions for school attendance, both at the primary and, more recently, the secondary level.  There are certainly many positive outcome of abolishing contributions, such as increased attendance rates and a greater likelihood of attaining higher levels of schooling, not to mention governments simply sticking with their promises to provide access t...