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Facing Forward : Schooling for Learning in Africa

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5993
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5995
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Stand alone books
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Bashir, Sajitha
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Lockheed, Marlaine
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Ninan, Elizabeth
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Tan, Jee-Peng
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2018-02-27T16:15:42Z
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2018-02-27T16:15:42Z
dc.date.issued
2018-09
dc.description.abstract
This book lays out a range of policy and implementation actions that are needed for countries in sub-Saharan Africa to meet the challenge of improving learning while expanding access and completion of basic education for all. It underscores the importance of aligning the education system to be relentlessly focused on learning outcomes and to ensuring that all children have access to good schools, good learning materials, and good teachers. It is unique in characterizing countries according to the challenges they faced in the 1990s and the educational progress they have made over the past 25 years. The authors review the global literature and contribute their extensive new analyses of multiple datasets from over three dozen countries in the region. They integrate findings about what affects children's learning, access to schooling, and progress through basic education. The book examines four areas to help countries better align their systems to improve learning: completing the unfinished agenda of reaching universal basic education with quality; ensuring effective management and support of teachers; targeting spending priorities and budget processes on improving quality; and closing the institutional capacity gap. It concludes with an assessment of how future educational progress may be affected by projected fertility rates and economic growth. The primary audience for this book are policy makers in Africa, practitioners, and partners concerned about building the knowledge capital of sub-Saharan Africa.
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978-1-4648-1260-6
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29377
dc.language
English
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION
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TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS
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EDUCATION MANAGEMENT
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EDUCATION SPENDING
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
dc.title
Facing Forward
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Schooling for Learning in Africa
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Book
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2018-03-05
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1260-6
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211260
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true
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en
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fr
okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Education :: Access & Equity in Basic Education
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Education :: Education Finance
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Education :: Education For All
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Education :: Education Reform and Management
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Education :: Effective Schools and Teachers
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Education Global Practice

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