Book Review: Education and Empowered Citizenship in Mali by Jaimie Bleck
In the introduction to her book, Education and Empowered Citizenship in Mali, Jaimie Bleck draws on Western political science theories and a rich bibliography as she describes the evolution of education in Mali. The book addresses three key research questions:
- How does attending school shape citizens’ capacities and willingness to engage in politics?
- Do all schooling experiences shape students’ political knowledge and engagement in the same way?
- What is the impact of a child’s education on parents’ political engagement? How does exposure to different types of schooling communities affect parents’ political behavior? (150)