This research set out to explore the roles communities in the development of education. The
concept of community participation has been important around the world. In developed countries
communities have important role in the processes of educational planning and development. But in third
world countries there are some important barriers in face of community participation in education activities.
This paper looks at the barriers of community participation in educational activities as well as role of
community participation in educational planning. This research draws from my scientific experience in a
variety of disciplines namely; anthropology and education.