Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacklin, Heather en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mochebelele, Amelia Mamohau en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mochebelele, A. 1998. Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14349
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 55-60. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of this study is to investigate the Lesotho Education Ministry textbook distribution policy in order to * understand the relationship between equity and efficiency in textbook distribution policy and practice * investigate whether there is differentiation between urban and rural schools in textbook distribution policy and practice. The study examined policy and practice at the level of the Ministry of education as implemented by the School Supply Unit, and at the level of the school. The study took the form of a case study. First, official documents were analysed to develop an account of the textbook provision scheme, its origins, objectives, form and content. Secondly, interviews and a questionnaire provided participants views, attitudes, perspectives, expectations and experiences in relation to the scheme. Finally, an inventory of books and an analysis of order and inventory forms supplied evidence of what books were actually available in the schools. This was sometimes but not always, motivated by the desire to effect equity. On the whole, the outcomes of the textbook distribution scheme were found to be fairly equitable. This can be explained with reference to * the fact that up to a point improved efficiency also brought improved equity * the ad hoc adaptations of policy in practice by officials and school staff and * the efforts of the rural based school parent community to take full advantage of the scheme. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Educational Administration, Planning And Social Policy en_ZA
dc.subject.other Education and state - Lesotho en_ZA
dc.subject.other Textbooks - Lesotho en_ZA
dc.title Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mochebelele, A. M. (1998). <i>Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14349 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mochebelele, Amelia Mamohau. <i>"Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14349 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mochebelele AM. Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 1998 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14349 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mochebelele, Amelia Mamohau AB - The primary aim of this study is to investigate the Lesotho Education Ministry textbook distribution policy in order to * understand the relationship between equity and efficiency in textbook distribution policy and practice * investigate whether there is differentiation between urban and rural schools in textbook distribution policy and practice. The study examined policy and practice at the level of the Ministry of education as implemented by the School Supply Unit, and at the level of the school. The study took the form of a case study. First, official documents were analysed to develop an account of the textbook provision scheme, its origins, objectives, form and content. Secondly, interviews and a questionnaire provided participants views, attitudes, perspectives, expectations and experiences in relation to the scheme. Finally, an inventory of books and an analysis of order and inventory forms supplied evidence of what books were actually available in the schools. This was sometimes but not always, motivated by the desire to effect equity. On the whole, the outcomes of the textbook distribution scheme were found to be fairly equitable. This can be explained with reference to * the fact that up to a point improved efficiency also brought improved equity * the ad hoc adaptations of policy in practice by officials and school staff and * the efforts of the rural based school parent community to take full advantage of the scheme. DA - 1998 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1998 T1 - Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study TI - Equity and efficiency in education textbook distribution policy and practice : a case study UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14349 ER - en_ZA


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