Facing forward : schooling for learning in Africa
- Sajitha Bashir, Marlaine Lockheed, Elizabaeth Ninan, and Jee-Peng Tan.
- Washington, DC : World Bank, 
- Physical description
- xlvi, 454 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Africa development forum.
At the library
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LA1501 .B375 2018||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Executive Summary; Abbreviations;
- 1 Facing the Facts: Context and Progress; Knowledge Capital: The Key to Africa's Future Development; Study Framework: From Science to Service Delivery; Grouping Countries by Educational Performance; Grouping Countries by Economic and Social Challenges; Mapping Educational Performance and Challenges; Organization of the Book; Notes; References;
- 2 A Focus on Learning; Introduction; Learning for Development
- The Knowledge Capital of Sub-Saharan Africa in International ContextEquity in the Distribution of Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa; Determinants of Learning: Global Evidence; Correlates of Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa; Effective Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa; Summary: Implementing What Works in Africa; Notes; References;
- 3 The Unfinished Agenda for Reaching Universal Basic Education; Introduction; Early Grades: Building the Foundations of Learning; Improving Access and Progression in Basic Education; Expanding Lower-Secondary Education with Quality and Relevance; Summary; Notes
- Use of Decentralization to Improve the Planning and Execution of Education ResourcesUsing the Budget: Priority Areas for Improving Quality and Equity; Notes; References;
- 6 From Science to Service Delivery: Closing the Capacity Gap; Introduction; Generating and Using Data for Better Planning and Monitoring; Building Technical Capacity to Improve Education Quality; Coordination of Institutions to Align Resources and Inputs; Accountability and Incentives to Strengthen Performance and Outcomes; Consultation and Negotiation with Stakeholders to Build a Consensus
- Toward an Approach to Capacity Building in Ministries of EducationNotes; References;
- 7 Conclusions and Recommendations; Summary and Conclusions; Recommendations; Notes; References;
- 8 Coda: Looking Ahead; Introduction; Changes in Context: Past and Current Challenges; Managing Expansion with Quality; Notes; References; Boxes; 1.1 Harmonizing Variations in the Duration of Primary, Lower-Secondary, and Basic Education across Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.2 How Can Sub-Saharan African Countries Support Out-of-School Youths?; 1.3 Jeopardizing Progress: The Impact of Conflict on Human Capital
- This publication offers a clear perspective on how to improve learning in basic education in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on extremely rigorous and exhaustive analysis of a large volume of data. The authors shine a light on the low levels of learning and on the contributory factors. They have not hesitated to raise difficult issues, such as the need to implement a consistent policy on the language of instruction, which is essential to ensuring the foundations of learning for all children. Using the framework of "From Science to Service Delivery" the book urges policy makers to look at the entire chain from policy design, informed by knowledge adapted to the local context, to implementation.
- Publication date
- Africa development forum series
- 9781464812620 (electronic bk.)
- 1464812624 (electronic bk.)
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