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Is universal education within reach? Results from EPDC education projections

Type: Research
Author(s): Chaluda
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: policy brief, education projections, Education Trends 2000-2025
EPDC's new projections methodology working paper outlines the baseline indicators, assumptions and methods used to estimate trends projections up to 2025. EPDC's High-level Interactive Projection for Education (HIPE) model uses historical data on pupil cohorts to forecast enrollment and schooling efficiency trends.

Modeling Methodology and Assumptions in HIPE-Trend Based Model

Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: projections, methodology, education trends 2000-2025, HIPE
This technical paper summarizes the methodology used by EPDC to project key education indicators over time. The EPDC projection model estimates pupil volume based on several key pieces of input information, including the gross intake rate (GIR), and the repetition, dropout, and transition rates. Available historical values on these key indicators are used to estimate trends across time, which are then extrapolated for the period of the projections, following the methods described in the paper.  

Opportunity to Learn: A high impact strategy for improving educational outcomes in developing countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Adelman
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: opportunity to learn, time on task
This book includes a chapter which frames the research questions and the issues around opportunity to learn; a chapter outlining the research methodology; a synthesis of the case study findings; a chapter on the resource wastage OTL leads to; and the five case studies. This research demonstrates that students need both quality instruction and time to learn to read.

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: School Report Cards

Type: Research
Author(s): Florez
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: School Report Cards, lessons learned, Namibia, Brazil, Ghana
Effective parent and community participation in education requires that they have knowledge of their children’s educational needs and are empowered to act on that knowledge. One promising innovation for encouraging parent and community participation to improve learning in the education sector is the School Report Card. Comment  

EQUIP2 Final Report

Type: Research
Author(s): Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 Final Report, lessons learned
After nine years of implementation, EQUIP2’s breadth and depth have been far greater than the designers had anticipated. With 32 associate awards in 20 countries, extensive research conducted in numerous topical areas, and 81 publications totaling 2,141 pages, the project has become a key tool for the expansion of USAID’s education portfolio and expertise in the policy arena. Comment

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Teacher Professional Development

Type: Research
Author(s): Ginsburg, Rose, Adelman
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Teacher Professional Development, lessons learned, teacher professional development
The USAID-funded Educational Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP1 and 2) has provided assistance to governments in various countries in the area of teacher professional development over the past seven years. In this paper, EQUIP projects in Djibouti, Liberia, and Pakistan were selected for review. Comment

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Teacher Professional Development

Type: Research
Author(s): Ginsburg
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Teacher Professional Development, lessons learned, teacher professional development
This paper discusses some of the key system and policy dimensions of professional development. It begins by outlining a broad and comprehensive conception of professional development and then identifies a set of principles of effective professional development systems and policies. Comment

Working Paper: Expanding Secondary Education for Sub-Saharan Africa: Where are the Teachers?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: Expanding Secondary Education for Sub-Saharan Africa: Where are the Teachers?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper looks at the mounting demographic pressure to expand secondary access and contrasts it to the limited ability of current education systems to produce and deploy the necessary numbers of teachers to respond to that pressure. Comment

Working Paper: The Expansion of Secondary Education and the Need for Teachers: How big is the gap?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: The Expansion of Secondary Education and the Need for Teachers: How big is the gap?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper uses data from 14 developing countries to quantify the future demand for teachers and to examine the capacity of the education systems to produce teachers. It discusses whether existing supply mechanisms and inefficiencies prevent these countries from expanding access to secondary education. The paper also examines what determines the pool of potential teachers at the secondary level. Comment

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