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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: OTL

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: OTL, lessons learned, mozambique, honduras, guatemala
The research on time and learning makes distinctions among allocated time, engaged time, and a third category, academic learning time. Allocated time has little to no relationship with student achievement. Engaged time has been shown to have a stronger relationship to achievement. The strongest relationship found to impact achievement is with academic learning time, the hardest variable to observe and track. Comment

The Impact of Education Across Sectors: Democracy

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: The Impact of Education Across Sectors: Democracy, the impact of education across sectors, democracy
This policy brief summarizes the ways in which investments in democratic institutions and in education are mutually supportive. 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 Nepal

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Adelman, Moore
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: Using Opportunity to Learn and Early Grade Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Nepal, opportunity to learn, Nepal
In 2008, the Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2), in partnership with Save the Children, conducted a study of school effectiveness in Nepal. The study aims to determine whether schools 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 (Nepali) by Grade 3. Comment

School Effectiveness: Improving the Use of Financial Investments in Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Cetola, DeStefano, Moore, Adelman
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: School Effectiveness: Improving the Use of Financial Investments in Education, opportunity to learn, school effectiveness
This policy brief calculates the estimated dollar value of time loss in 3 of the 5 countries where data was available in order to show policy-makers how poor management detracts from opportunities for students to learn. 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

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: 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

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