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Lessons Learned

Opportunity to Learn: A high impact strategy for improving educational outcomes in developing countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Adelman
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: opportunity to learn, time on task
This book includes a chapter which frames the research questions and the issues around opportunity to learn; a chapter outlining the research methodology; a synthesis of the case study findings; a chapter on the resource wastage OTL leads to; and the five case studies. This research demonstrates that students need both quality instruction and time to learn to read.

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: School Report Cards

Type: Research
Author(s): Florez
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: School Report Cards, lessons learned, Namibia, Brazil, Ghana
Effective parent and community participation in education requires that they have knowledge of their children’s educational needs and are empowered to act on that knowledge. One promising innovation for encouraging parent and community participation to improve learning in the education sector is the School Report Card. Comment  

EQUIP2 Final Report

Type: Research
Author(s): Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 Final Report, lessons learned
After nine years of implementation, EQUIP2’s breadth and depth have been far greater than the designers had anticipated. With 32 associate awards in 20 countries, extensive research conducted in numerous topical areas, and 81 publications totaling 2,141 pages, the project has become a key tool for the expansion of USAID’s education portfolio and expertise in the policy arena. Comment

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned Synthesis

Type: Research
Author(s): Lehner
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned Synthesis, lessons learned, EQUIP2
The USAID-funded EQUIP2 program conducted a series of studies to increase and share knowledge about how projects are designed, implemented, and evaluated, who is involved, what contexts exist, and what approaches enabled or constrained project implementation in an increasingly Ministry-led environment. This paper serves to introduce this complete set of studies , the methodology used to gather and analyze information, and to provide a summary overview of the main lessons learned for leadership, project design, implementation and evaluation.

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

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: OTL, lessons learned, mozambique, honduras, guatemala
The research on time and learning makes distinctions among allocated time, engaged time, and a third category, academic learning time. Allocated time has little to no relationship with student achievement. Engaged time has been shown to have a stronger relationship to achievement. The strongest relationship found to impact achievement is with academic learning time, the hardest variable to observe and track. Comment

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: Secondary Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Jacob, Lehner
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Secondary Education, secondary education, lessons learned
This brief provides an overview of secondary education in the developing world, the issues currently driving reform, and some examples of recent reform efforts, the rationale behind them, and lessons learned. Comment

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Policy Dialogue

Type: Research
Author(s): Jacob, Alvarado
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: Policy Dialogue, lessons learned, policy dialogue
Policy dialogue is about talking through the issues and finding areas of agreement. This issue is particularly important in education, given the importance of a quality education for everybody in society. 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

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Student Assessment

Type: Research
Author(s): Kuan
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned in Education: Student Assessment, lessons learned, student assessment
This paper examines the efforts of EQUIP Associate Awards in four countries to establish a national system for measuring student learning outcomes and the lessons learned from these experiences. Comment

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