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Learning about Schools in Development - Working Paper 236

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  • Charles Kenny

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There has been considerable progress constructing schools worldwide over the past 50 years, a lot of progress hiring teachers, and global improvement in enrollment rates, recently encouraged by the rollout of payments for attendance around the world. Nonetheless, while education requires schools, it also needs students to be in class, motivated and able to learn. And they need teachers who are skilled and resourced enough to teach, and those teachers need an incentive to instruct. There is considerable evidence that these prerequisites are not met with alarming frequency across the developing world. Tested methods to strengthen the link between schooling and learning include school choice, conditional cash transfers to students on the basis of attendance and scores, decentralization combined with published information on learning outcomes, and teacher pay based on attendance and performance. Nonetheless learning outcomes (and especially development impact) are primarily affected by the broader social and economic environment in which students live. This suggests a need for realism regarding what can be accomplished by education ministries and a focus on that broader environment – for example health and media interventions that might have considerable returns in learning.

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Paper provided by Center for Global Development in its series Working Papers with number 236.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cgd:wpaper:236

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Keywords: education; learning; schooling;

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  1. Margarida CHAGAS LOPES, 2013. "Is public education viable? A brief critical review of neoliberalism in education with a special focus on the Portuguese situation," Journal of Research in Educational Sciences, ASERS Publishing, vol. 0(6), pages 106-120, August.

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