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Compilation: Reaching the Underserved: Complementary Models of Effective Schooling

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mali, Zambia, Compilation: Reaching the Underserved: Complementary Models of Effective Schooling, Complementary Education Models, Strategies for Achieving EFA
EQUIP2 identified nine case examples of complementary, community-based approaches to schooling from around the world, and developed a research methodology for analyzing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of those models. This book frames the research questions; outlines the research methodology; synthesizes the case study findings; and includes the nine case studies. Comment

Efficacité de l’Ecole à Maïssade, Haïti

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Miksic
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Efficacité de l’Ecole à Maïssade, Haïti, opportunity to learn, haiti
This study seeks to answer 4 questions: 1) Are government and community schools in Maïssade effective? 2) How do the costs of community schools compare to the costs of government schools in Maïssade? 3) How cost effective are community and government schools in Maïssade? 4) What factors are most associated with school effectiveness? Comment

School Effectiveness in Maïssade, Haiti

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano, Miksic
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: School Effectiveness in Maïssade, Haiti, opportunity to learn, haiti
This study seeks to answer 4 questions: 1) Are government and community schools in Maïssade effective? 2) How do the costs of community schools compare to the costs of government schools in Maïssade? 3) How cost effective are community and government schools in Maïssade? 4) What factors are most associated with school effectiveness? Comment

Resources for EFA: Where will they come from?

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Educational finance, resources, Education for All, Public-private partnerships
This policy brief discusses three main sources for education funds in developing countries: public moneys from government, private household contributions, and donor contributions. In many countries these three sources together are insufficient, and public-private partnerships may be able to fill (part of) the gap. Comment

Retention: Just getting children into school is not enough

Type: Research
Author(s): Ingram, Wils, Carrol, Townsend
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Schooling retention, dropout, completion, primary, secondary
This policy brief finds that 2/3 of the gap to universal primary school completion is caused by early dropout; only 1/3 is from children never entering school. Further, the gap to universal secondary school completion is enormous in almost all developing countries. The brief suggests some strategies to retain children in school. Comment

Review and evaluation of selected education projection models in use in 2006

Type: Research
Author(s): Porta, Wils
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Educational planning, projection, evaluation
Education projections are an important part of education planning and strategy formulation. This working paper reviews four important education projection models that were in use around 2007, describing the components and the comparing strengths and weaknesses, as well as where users can obtain these models. Comment

Population Groups Not Keeping Up with National Education Trends

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Education inequality, school attendance, population groups
This policy brief analyzes sub-national data on inequality in school attendance in 63 developing countries for the period 2000-2005. 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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