The Blavatnik School of Government and Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) are pleased to host Brian Levy, who will be discussing his latest book, "The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A Tale of Two South African Provinces".
About the book:
The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A Tale of Two South African Provinces explores the balance between hierarchical and horizontal institutional arrangements for the public provision of basic education. Using the vivid example of South Africa, a country that had ambitious goals at the outset of its transition from apartheid to democracy, it explores how the interaction of politics and institutions affects educational outcomes. By examining lessons learned from how South Africa failed to achieve many of its goals, it suggests a strategy for making progress which combines practical steps to achieve incremental gains with more transformational efforts to evoke agency - a vision, one might say, not only of 'education for all', but of 'all for education'.