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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

Working Paper: Expanding Secondary Education for Sub-Saharan Africa: Where are the Teachers?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: Expanding Secondary Education for Sub-Saharan Africa: Where are the Teachers?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper looks at the mounting demographic pressure to expand secondary access and contrasts it to the limited ability of current education systems to produce and deploy the necessary numbers of teachers to respond to that pressure. Comment

Working Paper: L'expansion l'education secondaire en Afrique subsaharienne : Ou sont les Professeurs?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: L'expansion l'éducation secondaire en Afrique subsaharienne : Ou sont les Professeurs?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper looks at the mounting demographic pressure to expand secondary access and contrasts it to the limited ability of current education systems to produce and deploy the necessary numbers of teachers to respond to that pressure. Comment

Working Paper: The Expansion of Secondary Education and the Need for Teachers: How big is the gap?

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Terway, Balwanz
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Working Paper: The Expansion of Secondary Education and the Need for Teachers: How big is the gap?, Secondary education expansion and teacher shortage, secondary education
This paper uses data from 14 developing countries to quantify the future demand for teachers and to examine the capacity of the education systems to produce teachers. It discusses whether existing supply mechanisms and inefficiencies prevent these countries from expanding access to secondary education. The paper also examines what determines the pool of potential teachers at the secondary level. Comment

Regional Poverty Rates and School Attendance Differentials

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Poverty, attendance, educational inequality
This working paper analyzes attendance data and children's background characteristics and finds that the regional poverty rate in the aggregate is correlated with lower net attendance rates. Comment

School Attendance and Enrolment - Global trends and projections

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Attendance, enrolment, projections, Education for All, Global Monitoring Report
This background paper collects the four studies commissioned by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report team to assist in drafting the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008 - Education for All by 2015: Will We Make It? Two of the studies are available as separate 2008 EPDC working papers. Comment

How (Well) is Education Measured in Household Surveys?

Type: Research
Author(s): Wils
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Household survey, education modules, comparative analysis
This working paper analyzes how well education information is collected in a wide variety of 30 recent household surveys. The intent of the analysis is to identify good practice and pitfalls in education modules, and the recommendations are intended to be used as the basis for an interagency workgroup on improving education modules in household surveys. Comment

The Extent and Impact of Non-formal Education in 28 Developing Countries

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Non-formal education, income, impact
The study approximates the impact of non-formal education by comparing incomes of households headed by persons with non-formal education compared to households headed by persons with no schooling.or formal primary or secondary education. Comment

The Shrinking Urban-Rural School Attendance Gap 1990-2006

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2008
Keywords: Education inequality, attendance, sub-national
This working paper examines changes in the urban-rural attendance gap at the national and subnational level. Comment

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