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EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2009

Type: Research
Author(s): Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: EQUIP Associate Awards Project Analyses, 2003-2009, education data information and learning outcomes, EQUIP
This report presents various trends that have emerged under the EQUIP LWA including: 1) an overview of funding in the EQUIP LWA, geographical distribution, country level education and development indicators; 2) trends in Associate Award design followed by trends in award modifications; 3) patterns in country program activities according to common thematic areas. Comment

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

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 Honduras

Type: Research
Author(s): Adelman, Moore, Jamovich
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: Using Opportunity to Learn and Early Grade Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Honduras, opportunity to learn, Honduras
This study aims to determine whether schools provide adequate opportunities to learn to ensure children learn to read fluently by Grade 3. This study looked at whether schools are opening and functioning through the school year, how teachers and students use the time available during the day, whether materials are present and used by them, and whether class sizes are reasonable. 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

School Fees in South Africa: Increasing quality or decreasing equality?

Type: Research
Author(s): Raab, Terway
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: School Fees in South Africa: Increasing quality or decreasing equality?, school fees, South Africa
Tags: School Fees
While school fees are hotly debated in South Africa, there is little information about the effects of this policy on schools. This study examines the school principals’ implementation of South Africa’s school fees policy and analyzes its effectiveness in tackling the issues of equity and redress in the post-apartheid environment. Comment

School Fee Abolition: Impact on Learning and Persistence

Type: Research
Author(s): Wiener
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: The Effects of School Fee Abolition on Learning Outcomes, school fees, learning outcomes
As many countries abolish school fees as a major step toward achieving universal primary education (UPE), it is imperative that ample attention is given to learning and education quality as well as enrollment. Education expenditures will only produce more benefits if student learning outcomes improve along with the increase in school enrollment and persistence, particularly in the lower primary grades. Comment

Estimating the Costs of Achieving Education for All in Low-Income Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2010
Keywords: Education for All, educational costs, low-income countries, Global Monitoring Report
This is a background paper commissioned for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010 for financial gap costing on 47 low-income countries in reaching Education for All goals by 2015. Comment

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