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Incentives to Improve Teaching : Lessons from Latin America


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  • Emiliana Vegas
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    This book a collection of chapters is about one of the most pressing challenges in improving education quality in Latin America : designing and implementing effective incentives for enhancing teaching practice as a means for raising student learning outcomes. By providing well-researched evidence on diverse education reforms affecting teacher incentives in the region, the book makes an important contribution to the literature on teacher incentives in general and, especially, to the education literature in Latin America. Incentives to improve teaching : lessons from Latin America focuses on the impact of education reforms that alter teacher incentives on teaching quality and student learning. The reforms explored in this book represent efforts by several countries in the region to increase teacher accountability and introduce incentives to motivate teachers to raise students learning. These efforts will be of interest to readers in governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, research institutions and universities. Finally, the authors state, that ensuring all children have the opportunity to learn critical skills at the primary and secondary level is paramount to overcoming the barriers that perpetuate underdevelopment and poverty.

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    This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 7265 and published in 2005.

    ISBN: 978-0-8213-6215-0
    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7265

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    1. World Bank, 2012. "Cameroon - Governance and Management in the Education Sector," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12262, The World Bank.
    2. Independent Evaluation Group, 2006. "From Schooling Access to Learning Outcomes, An Unfinished Agenda : An Evaluation of World Bank Support to Primary Education," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7083, October.
    3. David Bravo & Bárbara Flores & Patricia Medrano, 2010. "¿Se premia la habilidad en el mercado laboral docente? ¿Cuánto impacta en el desempeño de los estudiantes?," Working Papers wp327, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
    4. Luis Benveniste & Jeffery Marshall & M. Caridad Araujo, 2008. "Teaching in Cambodia," World Bank Other Operational Studies 8073, The World Bank.
    5. Sawada, Yasuyuki & Ishii, Takaharu, 2012. "Do Community-Managed Schools Facilitate Social Capital Accumulation? Evidence from the COGES Project in Burkina Faso," Working Papers 42, JICA Research Institute.
    6. Victor Lavy, 2004. "Performance Pay and Teachers' Effort, Productivity and Grading Ethics," NBER Working Papers 10622, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    7. World Bank, 2010. "Transforming Indonesia's Teaching Force : From Pre-service Training to Retirement - Producing and Maintaining a High-quality, Efficient, and Motivated Workforce," World Bank Other Operational Studies 2853, The World Bank.
    8. Luis Benveniste & Jeffery Marshall & Lucrecia Santibañez, 2007. "Teaching in Lao PDR," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7710, The World Bank.
    9. Barbara Bruns & David Evans & Javier Luque, 2012. "Achieving World-Class Education in Brazil : The Next Agenda," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2383, October.
    10. World Bank, 2010. "Transforming Indonesia's Teaching Force : Executive Summary," World Bank Other Operational Studies 2852, The World Bank.


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