ERIC Number: ED348724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Adjusting Educational Policies: Conserving Resources while Raising School Quality. World Bank Discussion Papers, Africa Technical Department Series, No. 132.
Fuller, Bruce, Ed.; Habte, Aklilu, Ed.
Progress made by African governments toward improving their educational policies is described in this collection of papers, which were presented at a conference cosponsored by the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since the mid-1980s, several educational policy adjustment programs have been initiated in Sub-Sahara Africa. This document examines these policy efforts, drawing on reports from government leaders and donor representatives from Ghana, Malawi, and Senegal. Three issues are addressed: the types of policy and budget changes; the effects of central policy change on the local school and community; and ways in which policy adjustment programs can strengthen institutions. Contents include: "Education Policy Adjustment," by Bruce Fuller and Aklilu Habte; "Policy Reform to Raise School Quality," by Edward Ngaye; "Ghana's Policy Adjustment Initiative," by Vida Yeboah; "Social and Political Constraints on Education Reform," by Birger Fredriksen; "Inducing and Monitoring Policy Change," by Frances Kemmerer; and "Lessons Learned?" by Bruce Fuller. Three figures and two tables are included. Distributors of World Bank publications and lists of recent World Bank and Africa Technical Department Series discussion papers are included. (44 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, International Programs, Policy Formation, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Africa (Sub Sahara)
Note: Papers presented at a conference co-sponsored by the World Bank and USAID (Washington, DC).