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Universal Basic Education: A Progress-based Path to 2025

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Ingram
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Education for All, projections, education finance
This policy brief looks at the EFA projections up to 2025 based on historical trend of the last decade to best utilize the remaining years to reach EFA goals beyond 2015. Comment

EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2009

Type: Research
Author(s): Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2009, education data information and learning outcomes, EQUIP
This report presents various trends that have emerged under the EQUIP LWA including: 1) an overview of funding in the EQUIP LWA, geographical distribution, country level education and development indicators; 2) trends in Associate Award design followed by trends in award modifications; 3) patterns in country program activities according to common thematic areas. Comment

Using Opportunity to Learn and Early Grade Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Ethiopia

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Elaheebocus
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: Using Opportunity to Learn and Early Grade Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Ethiopia
The study aimed to determine whether schools in Ethiopia provide adequate opportunities to learn and whether teachers and students use those opportunities to ensure that children learn to read fluently in the language of instruction (Afan Oromo) by Grade 3. Comment

Using Opportunity to Learn and Early Grade Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nepal

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Adelman
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: Opportunity to Learn as a Measure of School Effectiveness in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nepal, opportunity to learn, school effectiveness
This study answers the following questions: 1) How well do schools provide opportunity to learn? 2) How does actual opportunity to learn compare to potential opportunity to learn? 3) How does opportunity to learn vary across countries and schools? Comment

Estimating the Costs of Achieving Education for All in Low-Income Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: Education for All, educational costs, low-income countries, Global Monitoring Report
This is a background paper commissioned for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010 for financial gap costing on 47 low-income countries in reaching Education for All goals by 2015. Comment

International Problem Solving through Distance Learning

Type: Research
Author(s): Lent
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: International Problem Solving through Distance Learning, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia
This paper describes not only the learning process through which individuals and groups reflected on their professional, institutional, and education sector priorities, but also how the distance learning course (DLC) titled Accountability, Governance, and Quality of Education Decentralization in Africa used video conferencing and other media as interactive tools. Comment

Pupil Performance and Age: A Study of Promotion, Repetition and Dropout Rates Among Pupils in Four Age Groups in 35 Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: School performance, age group, promotion, repetition, dropout
This working paper investigates the extent of under- and overage pupils in developing countries and the differences in school performance by age group. The study finds that in the lower grades of primary school, older pupils generally outperform younger ones and younger pupils are far more likely to repeat grades. In higher grades of primary school and in all grades of secondary school, older pupils under-perform; they are less likely to be promoted and more likely to drop out of school than younger pupils.

Sub-national Disparities in Learning

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education inequality, sub-national, attendance, pupil-teacher ratio, education outcomes
This working paper examines sub-national differences in student learning by in 25 developing countries. The study proposes criteria for selecting the best measure of learning disparity. It finds that sub-national learning score disparity correlates poorly to the pupil-teacher ratio differentials and best to attendance rate differentials. Comment

Global Educational Trends

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education trends, projections, attainment, inequalities
This report covers ten key education trends in brief two page sections with graphical illustration. The topics include: pre-school attendance, losses in school through dropout, future trends for completion and teacher needs in primary and secondary, inequity by gender and wealth, the role of non-formal education, human capital projections, youth and employment, education and health. Comment

Wealth Still Matters: A Study of Wealth Differentials in Primary School Attendance from 1990-2006 in Developing Countries

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: Education inequality, attendance, wealth, household survey
This working paper examines changes in attendance differentials by wealth over time from 1990-2006 for 61 developing and transitional countries, based on household surveys and finds that school attendance differentials by wealth have declined over time in almost all countries. Declines in wealth differentials are almost universally associated with an overall increase in school attendance. Comment

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