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The Power of Persistence: Education System Reform and Aid Effectiveness

Type: Research
Author(s): Gillies
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: The Power of Persistence: Education System Reform and Aid Effectiveness, education system reform, aid effectiveness
This study explores the central concepts of aid effectiveness in education, reviews the introduction of education reforms in five countries over a 20-year period, draws on common patterns across the five countries, explores the process of reform, and discusses implications for national planning and donor engagement in program design, implementation, and evaluation. Comment

Oportunidad para Aprender: Una estrategia de gran impacto para mejorar los resultados educativos en los países en desarrollo

Type: Research
Author(s): Gillies, Quijada
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Oportunidad para Aprender: Una estrategia de gran impacto para mejorar los resultados educativos en los países en desarrollo, opportunity to learn
This paper will argue that the basic opportunity to learn does not exist in many countries, assuring that schools provide these basic elements of an opportunity to learn could potentially yield big improvements in learning. The paper will assess the following questions: 1) what basic factors create the opportunity to learn, and 2) to what extent is the lack of these basic elements a problem in developing countries? Comment

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

Type: Research
Author(s): Gillies, Quijada
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Opportunity to Learn: A high impact strategy for improving educational outcomes in developing countries
This paper will argue that the basic opportunity to learn does not exist in many countries, assuring that schools provide these basic elements of an opportunity to learn could potentially yield big improvements in learning. The paper will assess the following questions: 1) what basic factors create the opportunity to learn, and 2) to what extent is the lack of these basic elements a problem in developing countries? 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

Are School Report Cards Effective?

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron, Moses, Gillies
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Are School Report Cards Effective?, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes
Education decentralization requires that substantial information be available to local and regional stakeholders. Several countries have successfully piloted school-level information systems known as ‘school report cards’ to promote best practices and involve community members in the reform process. Comment

From Policy to Practice: The Teacher's Role in Policy Implementation in Namibia

Type: Research
Author(s): LeCzel, Gillies
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: From Policy to Practice: The Teacher's Role in Policy Implementation in Namibia, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Namibia
Traditional top-down teacher training methods in new pedagogical approaches have proven ineffective at moving reform from rhetoric to classroom practice. Namibia’s Ministry of Education has implemented a strategy of decentralized, bottom-up teacher development. The experience in Namibia provides lessons that can be applied elsewhere for effective, decentralized teacher development. Comment