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Decentralization in Education

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Decentralization

Type: Research
Author(s): Bernbaum
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Decentralization, lessons learned, decentralization
This objective of this review of five EQUIP2 Associate Awards is to gain insights from experienced development practitioners into practical lessons in designing, implementing, and evaluating decentralization projects. Comment

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Decentralization

Type: Research
Author(s): Weidman, DePietro-Jurand
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Decentralization, lessons learned, decentralization
Decentralization has become popular in the education sector because many governments have experienced problems providing centralized education services. While it is known that decentralization does not necessarily lead to improved quality of education and learning outcomes for children, it remains an important tool for education reform in developing and industrialized countries. Comment

Escuelas Activas: Apuestas para Mejorar la Calidad de la Educación

Type: Research
Author(s): Mogollón, Solano
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Active Schools, Escuela Nueva, education, FHI 360, Professor Oscar Mogollón, Marina Solano, quality
The Active School approach grew out of a participatory process of analyzing the complex issues affecting quality education in a multi-grade school, preserving the meaning of the rural school, successfully engaging the community and respecting cultural patterns.

Active Schools: Our Convictions for Improving the Quality of Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Mogollón, Solano
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Active Schools, Escuela Nueva, education, FHI 360, Professor Oscar Mogollón, Marina Solano, quality
The Active School is a comprehensive pedagogical approach that uses personalized instruction and the development of strong bonds between school and community to ensure that children learn the skills they need for life outside school. The Active School approach grew out of a participatory process of analyzing the complex issues affecting quality education in a multi-grade school, preserving the meaning of the rural school, successfully engaging the community and respecting cultural patterns.

International Problem Solving through Distance Learning

Type: Research
Author(s): Lent
Year of Publishing: 2009
Keywords: International Problem Solving through Distance Learning, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia
This paper describes not only the learning process through which individuals and groups reflected on their professional, institutional, and education sector priorities, but also how the distance learning course (DLC) titled Accountability, Governance, and Quality of Education Decentralization in Africa used video conferencing and other media as interactive tools. Comment

Does Decentralization Impact Education Quality?

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Does Decentralization Impact Education Quality?, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, Argentina
Education systems around the developing world are being decentralized. Decision making powers and responsibilities are being transferred from central government education ministries to local governments and schools. This brief explores how decentralization affects the quality of schooling. Comment

Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Winkler, Yeo
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Identifying the Impact of Education Decentralization on the Quality of Education, Decentralization in Education Systems, Decentralization, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Mali, Honduras, Ethiopia
This paper examines the potential of education decentralization to improve performance in three parts: 1) The conceptual arguments for such a relationship; 2) The empirical evidence of the impacts of education decentralization; 3) Better design and implementation of decentralization policy to leverage its impact on quality. Comment

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

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

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

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