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Working Paper: L'expansion l'education secondaire en Afrique subsaharienne : Ou sont les Professeurs?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: L'expansion l'éducation secondaire en Afrique subsaharienne : Ou sont les Professeurs?, 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

School Attendance and Enrolment - Global trends and projections

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Attendance, enrolment, projections, Education for All, Global Monitoring Report
This background paper collects the four studies commissioned by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report team to assist in drafting the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008 - Education for All by 2015: Will We Make It? Two of the studies are available as separate 2008 EPDC working papers. Comment

How (Well) is Education Measured in Household Surveys?

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Household survey, education modules, comparative analysis
This working paper analyzes how well education information is collected in a wide variety of 30 recent household surveys. The intent of the analysis is to identify good practice and pitfalls in education modules, and the recommendations are intended to be used as the basis for an interagency workgroup on improving education modules in household surveys. Comment

Thoughts on an Early Childhood Care and Education Index

Type: Research
Author(s): Barrow, Sommerfelt, Wils, Levine
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education for All, early childhood, health, vulnerable children
This paper explores 58 education and health related indicators for use in an early childhood index which could be used, among other purposes, to monitor the first Education for All Goal: Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Comment

What Works in Expanding School Participation

Type: Research
Author(s): Dusen
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education growth, enrollment, completion, education expansion, participation
The paper identifies some of the key government policies responsible for the rapid expansion in primary enrollment and completion prior to 2005, and explores the likelihood of continued expansion and the implications of expansion for individuals and the countries as a whole. Comment

EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2005

Type: Research
Author(s): EQUIP2
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes, Cambodia, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nicaragua, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia
This report should be reviewed in conjunction with the EQUIP2 meta-evaluation of USAID education projects, to be completed in the first quarter of 2007. The combined reports will provide useful insights into the nature of USAID investments over a 15 year period. The information in the patterns report can be further analyzed and incorporated into developing EQUIP and USAID research questions. Comment

What Does History Teach Us in Achieving UPE and UPC for Education for All 2015?

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education trends, education growth, enrollment, completion, Education for All
This policy brief analyzes long-term historical trends of education growth (1950-2000) in 70 developing countries. It presents four general observations on long-term growth trends, and four policy recommendations to accelerate and support growth. Comment

Educational Inequality within Countries: Who are the Out of School Children?

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education inequality, policy, out of school children
This policy brief calculates the correlation of school attendance with four characteristics of pupils - household income, region of residence, urban/rural residence, and gender - and finds independent relations for each of the four characteristics. The relations are strongest for income and region, and weakest for gender. Comment

School Report Cards: Some Recent Experiences

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron, Moses, Gillies
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: School Report Cards: Some Recent Experiences, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes, Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Brazil, India, United States, Nigeria, Guinea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
School report cards are school-level information systems meant to increase accountability and transparency. The purpose of this paper is to present the various types of school report cards and information systems currently being used and establish a typology for understanding the range of audiences and purposes for such systems, as well as the continuum of cost and sophistication involved. Comment

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