Education in Sub-Saharan Africa : A Comparative Analysis Majgaard, Kirsten Mingat, Alain 2013-04-11T14:50:24Z 2013-04-11T14:50:24Z 2012-06-26
dc.description.abstract As in most countries worldwide, Sub-Saharan African countries are striving to build their human capital so they can compete for jobs and investments in an increasingly globalized world. In this region, which includes the largest number of countries that have not yet attained universal primary schooling, the ambitions and aspirations of Sub-Saharan African countries and their youth far exceed this basic goal. Over the past 20 years, educational levels have risen sharply across Sub-Saharan Africa. Already hard at work to provide places in primary schools for all children, most countries of the region are also rapidly expanding access to secondary and tertiary levels of education. Alongside this quantitative push is a growing awareness of the need to make sure that students are learning and acquiring the skills needed for life and work. Achieving education of acceptable quality is perhaps an even greater challenge than providing enough school places for all. Thus, Sub-Saharan African countries are simultaneously confronting many difficult challenges in the education sector, and much is at stake. This book gives those concerned with education in Sub-Saharan Africa an analysis of the sector from a cross-country perspective, aimed at drawing lessons that individual country studies alone cannot provide. A comparative perspective is useful not only to show the range of possibilities in key education policy variables but also to learn from the best performers in the region. (Although the report covers 47 Sub- Saharan African countries whenever possible, some parts of the analysis center on the region's low-income countries, in particular, a sample of 33 low-income countries). Although countries ultimately must make their own policy choices and decide what works best in their particular circumstances, Sub-Saharan African countries can benefit from learning about the experiences of other countries that are faced with, or have gone through, similar development paths. Given the large number of countries included in the analysis, the book finds that Sub-Saharan African countries have more choices and more room for maneuver than will appear if attention were focused on only one or a few country experiences. Countries can make better choices when understanding the breadth of policy choices available to them. They are well advised, however, to evaluate the applicability of policy options to their contexts and to pilot and evaluate the results for performance and subsequent improvement. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-8889-1
dc.identifier.other 10.1596/978-0-8213-8889-1
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Study;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Access to Information
dc.subject Access to Secondary Education
dc.subject adults
dc.subject Age Cohort
dc.subject Allocation to Primary Schools
dc.subject Average Education Level
dc.subject average primary completion rate
dc.subject average teacher salaries
dc.subject Average Teacher Salary
dc.subject basic education
dc.subject basic education cycle
dc.subject class sizes
dc.subject Class-size
dc.subject classrooms
dc.subject cognitive skills
dc.subject Community involvement
dc.subject community teachers
dc.subject country studies
dc.subject curriculum
dc.subject data on dropout rates
dc.subject Distance to School
dc.subject dropout rates
dc.subject Education Expenditure
dc.subject Education For All
dc.subject Education Policies
dc.subject education policy
dc.subject education programs
dc.subject education sector
dc.subject Education Spending
dc.subject education statistics
dc.subject education system
dc.subject Education Systems
dc.subject Educational Attainment
dc.subject educational institutions
dc.subject educational levels
dc.subject Educational Outcomes
dc.subject Educational Quality
dc.subject Educational resources
dc.subject effective learning
dc.subject Effectiveness of Education
dc.subject Effectiveness of Education Systems
dc.subject Effects of Education
dc.subject Enrollment Data
dc.subject enrollment rates
dc.subject Exam
dc.subject Expansion of Education
dc.subject Female Teachers
dc.subject final grade
dc.subject first grade
dc.subject formal education
dc.subject free textbooks
dc.subject Gender Disparities
dc.subject Gender Disparity
dc.subject gender equity
dc.subject Gender Gap
dc.subject Gender Parity
dc.subject Gender Parity Index
dc.subject General Secondary Education
dc.subject GER
dc.subject Girls
dc.subject Gross Enrollment
dc.subject Gross Enrollment Rate
dc.subject gross enrollment ratio
dc.subject gross intake ratio
dc.subject Health Care
dc.subject high dropout
dc.subject high dropout rate
dc.subject high rates of teacher absenteeism
dc.subject Higher Education
dc.subject higher education institutions
dc.subject Household Surveys
dc.subject Human Development
dc.subject Instructional Time
dc.subject intake rate
dc.subject intake rates
dc.subject interventions
dc.subject Knowledge Development
dc.subject Learning
dc.subject Learning Achievement
dc.subject Learning Outcomes
dc.subject Level of Education
dc.subject Levels of Education
dc.subject Life Expectancy
dc.subject Literacy
dc.subject literacy skills
dc.subject Lower Secondary Education
dc.subject Mathematics
dc.subject ministries of education
dc.subject Multigrade classes
dc.subject multigrade teaching
dc.subject number of repeaters
dc.subject Number of Schools
dc.subject number of students
dc.subject number of teachers
dc.subject Out-of-School Children
dc.subject Parent-Teacher Association
dc.subject Preschool education
dc.subject Primary Completion
dc.subject Primary Completion Rate
dc.subject Primary Completion Rates
dc.subject Primary Cycle
dc.subject Primary Education
dc.subject Primary Education Coverage
dc.subject Primary education spending
dc.subject primary gross enrollment
dc.subject primary gross enrollment rate
dc.subject Primary Level
dc.subject primary school
dc.subject Primary School Completion
dc.subject Primary School Completion Rates
dc.subject Primary School Construction
dc.subject primary school costs
dc.subject primary school fees
dc.subject primary school participation
dc.subject Primary school students
dc.subject primary school teacher
dc.subject Primary Schooling
dc.subject Primary Schools
dc.subject Primary Teacher
dc.subject Primary-School
dc.subject primary-school-age
dc.subject primary-school-age children
dc.subject primary-school-age population
dc.subject Public Education Spending
dc.subject Public Expenditure
dc.subject pupil teacher ratio
dc.subject Pupil-Teacher Ratio
dc.subject pupil-teacher ratios
dc.subject Quality Education
dc.subject Radio
dc.subject Reading
dc.subject Regional Education
dc.subject Repetition
dc.subject retention of pupils
dc.subject retention of students
dc.subject Retention Rates
dc.subject Rural Areas
dc.subject sanitation
dc.subject sanitation facilities
dc.subject Scholarship Program
dc.subject School Attendance
dc.subject School Census
dc.subject school censuses
dc.subject School Children
dc.subject School Construction
dc.subject School Coverage
dc.subject School Distribution
dc.subject School Effectiveness
dc.subject school enrollments
dc.subject school entrance age
dc.subject School Entry
dc.subject school fees
dc.subject school furniture
dc.subject School infrastructure
dc.subject school level
dc.subject school life
dc.subject School management
dc.subject school places
dc.subject school principals
dc.subject School Retention
dc.subject school year
dc.subject Schooling
dc.subject Schools
dc.subject Secondary School
dc.subject skilled personnel
dc.subject skilled workers
dc.subject Skills Development
dc.subject social benefits
dc.subject Student Flow
dc.subject Student Learning
dc.subject student learning outcomes
dc.subject Teacher
dc.subject Teacher Absenteeism
dc.subject Teacher Deployment
dc.subject teacher education
dc.subject Teacher Recruitment
dc.subject teacher salaries
dc.subject Teachers
dc.subject tertiary education
dc.subject Test Scores
dc.subject textbook
dc.subject Textbooks
dc.subject training programs
dc.subject Unemployment Rate
dc.subject unemployment rates
dc.subject Universal Basic Education
dc.subject universal primary completion
dc.subject universal primary education
dc.subject universal primary school completion
dc.subject universal primary schooling
dc.subject Vitamin A
dc.subject vocational education
dc.subject youth
dc.title Education in Sub-Saharan Africa : A Comparative Analysis en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-07-11
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-8889-1 70979
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.geographical Sub-Saharan Africa
okr.topic Education
okr.unit Education - East/Southern (AFTEE)
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