Social Justice and International Educational Policy in Chad




social justice, education policy, the Republic of Chad, development


This paper addresses considerations for social justice in education through a multi- discipline perspective. By combining theories from education policy, political science, and development, I argue for greater national level involvement in education policy using the context of the Republic of Chad as an example. Based on Chad’s inherited, as well as present, education and government situation, changing the current implementation practices for education development will likely increase long term success in the adoption of new education policies and in building democratic governance capabilities. In addition, this article offers the terms non-economically self-determining countries and economically self- determining countries as useful considerations for policy change and as contributions to the theoretical understanding of education policy development.

Author Biography

Gia Cromer, Schar School of Policy and Government

PhD student in public policy