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Why Gender Equity in Education Reform?

Type: Research
Author(s): Kendall
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Why Gender Equity in Education Reform?, the impact of education across sectors, gender equity
A review of education reform programming finds that female-focused and top-down efforts are only marginally effective. A shift to bottom-up, participatory policymaking, monitoring, and evaluation practices helps assure that gender and education activities are informed by and are responsive to complex social, cultural, political, and economic conditions. Comment

Strengthening Gender and Education Programming in the 21st Century

Type: Research
Author(s): Kendall
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Strengthening Gender and Education Programming in the 21st Century, the impact of education across sectors, Malawi
This paper explores the current status of gender equity in education by examining the USAID-funded Girls’ Attainment in Basic Literacy and Education (GABLE) project in Malawi from 1991 to 2003. It was one of the earliest and most successful efforts to promote a gender parity approach to girls’ education. This study describes some of the project’s positive outcomes and unintended consequences. Comment

Looking Below the Surface: Reaching the Out of School Children

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils, Zhao, Hartwell
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Out of school children, school attendance, sub-national regions, development
This working paper is the first in the series of EPDC papers to describe large sub-national school attendance differentials in 30 developing countries. The paper finds that sub-national attendance differentials are correlated with the overall development context within sub-national regions. Comment

Information Use and Decentralized Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Herstein
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Information Use and Decentralized Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, Guinea
Decentralized education systems increase the governance and management authority of school clients and/or local governments. These actors need relevant and easily understood information on the academic and financial performance of their schools relative to other schools. The traditional education management information system (EMIS) does not meet this need. Comment

Public Expenditure Tracking in Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Public Expenditure Tracking in Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Uganda, Zambia
Developing countries have increased spending on primary-secondary education in recent years to fulfill their commitment to quality education for all. However, several countries have been disappointed in the results of their additional investments and have begun to explore the reasons for the meager gains. The Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) has been an important tool in these investigations. Comment

Increasing Accountability in Decentralized Education in Paraná State, Brazil

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Increasing Accountability in Decentralized Education in Paraná State, Brazil, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization
Paraná's State Secretary of Education created school report cards (SRCs) to inform school communities and stimulate greater involvement in the school improvement process. Paraná also encouraged the creation of new education stakeholder associations to increase community voice and to break the state government and teachers’ union monopoly of the education policy debate. Comment

Education Decentralization and School Grants

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Schlegel
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Education Decentralization and School Grants, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Guinea, Cambodia, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Chile, Indonesia, Brazil, Nicaragua
Education systems around the world decentralize management to better serve and bring services closer to their beneficiaries: students, parents, and communities. School grants are an important tool that improve efficiency, quality, and equity of the decentralization process. This brief examines the design, management, and impacts of school grants. Comment

Meeting EFA: Cost-Effectiveness of Complementary Approaches

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Hartwell, Moore, Benbow
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Cost-Effectiveness of Complementary Approaches, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Ghana, Honduras, Mali
This paper summarizes findings from case studies of three large-scale complementary models of providing basic education: School for Life in Ghana, Educatodos in Honduras, and Community Schools in Sikasso, Mali. Comment

Meeting EFA: Cost-Effectiveness of Complementary Approaches

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Hartwell, Moore, Benbow
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Cost-Effectiveness of Complementary Approaches, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Ghana, Honduras, Mali
This Issues Brief summarizes findings from case studies of three large-scale complementary models of providing basic education—School for Life in Ghana, Educatodos in Honduras, and Community Schools in Sikasso, Mali. Comment

Educating Children with Disabilities: Who are the Children with Disabilities?

Type: Research
Author(s): McLaughlin, Ruedel
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Educating Children with Disabilities: Who are the Children with Disabilities?, the impact of education across sectors, children with disabilities
This brief concerns the classification of children with disabilities in educational systems, including how such classifications vary across countries. The implications of the differing classification criteria affect the provision of educational opportunities for every child, regardless of the nature or level of his or her physical, mental, or sensory disability. Comment

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