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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

Does Stakeholder Collaboration Improve Education Quality?

Type: Research
Author(s): Kendall
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Does Stakeholder Collaboration Improve Education Quality?, education system reform, education quality
Policymakers, donors, and project implementers must ensure that education quality improvement efforts are perceived as successful by a wide variety of international, national, and local stakeholders. They face this challenge of defining success from diverse perspectives while maintaining control over resources and meeting demands for measurable, sustainable outcomes. 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

Stakeholder Collaboration: An Imperative for Education Quality

Type: Research
Author(s): Jon Herstein
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Stakeholder Collaboration: An Imperative for Education Quality, education system reform, education quality
This paper takes an updated look at the Education Reform Support series and attemptsto consolidate many of its theories, frameworks,and operational guidelines. This paper starts with the more general and theoretical considerations, and then moves to the more operational and concrete issues. Comment

Towards Effective, Decentralized Classroom Reform

Type: Research
Author(s): LeCze
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Towards Effective Decentralized Classroom Reform, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Namibia
In order to be effective, project implementers must incorporate bottom-up development strategies that involve schools and teachers in the design, implementation, and assessment of reforms. One notable strategy, implemented successfully in Namibia, introduces a system of teacher self-assessment to inform policy change and effect reform at the school level. Comment

Education Reform Support Today

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Crouch
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Education Reform Support Today, education system reform
This paper takes an updated look at the Education Reform Support series and attemptsto consolidate many of its theories, frameworks,and operational guidelines. This paper starts with the more general and theoretical considerations, and then moves to the more operational and concrete issues. Comment

Meeting EFA: Reaching the Underserved through Complementary Models of Effective Schooling

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Reaching the Underserved through Complementary Models of Effective Schooling, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Zambia
This paper synthesizes the findings from nine case studies of successful complementary education programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, and Zambia. The programs serve populations that otherwise have limited or no access to government provided schooling, and are not meant to serve as non-formal alternatives to primary education. Comment

Pour arriver à l’Education Pour Tous : Modèles efficaces d’éducation complémentaire pour les délaissés

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Pour arriver à l’Education Pour Tous : Modèles efficaces d’éducation complémentaire pour les délaissés, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Zambia
This paper synthesizes the findings from nine case studies of successful complementary education programs in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, and Zambia. The programs serve populations that otherwise have limited or no access to government provided schooling, and are not meant to serve as non-formal alternatives to primary education. Comment

Meeting EFA: How do Complementary Models Meet the Education Needs of Underserved Populations in Developing Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Meeting EFA: How do Complementary Models Meet the Education Needs of Underserved Populations in Developing Countries, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA
Complementary education entails schooling models that reach disadvantaged students who would otherwise not have access to education. The programs complement the formal public education system by offering children an alternative route to achieving the same learning outcomes as students in regular schools. Comment

Meeting EFA: Afghanistan Community Schools

Type: Research
Author(s): Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Meeting EFA: Afghanistan Community Schools, Afghanistan, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA
This study examines the model and outcomes of the COPE program as well as the institutional and cultural context of the areas in which COPE schools operate. This case study examines the growth and impact of COPE schools in Afghanistan from 1998 to 2003. Comment

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