ERIC Number: ED346547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Quality of Basic Education, Volume 3: Quality and Aid. Papers Commissioned for the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (11th, Barbados, October 29-November 2, 1990).
King, Kenneth; Singh, Jasbir Sarjit
Quality of Education was the theme for the 1990 conference of Ministers of Education of the Commonwealth. To provide briefings, the Commonwealth Secretariat commissioned a series of papers on this theme, and a selection of these papers were published as a series of three volumes. This third volume consists of two papers by Kenneth King and Jasbir Sarjit Singh that review how the degree and nature of the involvement of international donor agencies has changed over recent years, in particular with regard to basic education. King provides a review of ways in which donor agencies are responding to calls for renewed support for education for all. He suggests that what is new on the agenda is that more quantity and better quality have now been recognized as inseparable issues. However, financial austerity as well as structural adjustment programs are endangering the maintenance and development of programs, especially if basic education is regarded as an entitlement. Singh illustrates the general review by King with specific examples and case studies of a number of programs and projects, supported by a wide variety of agencies, in a range of countries. Singh identifies some of the elements which field evidence suggests contribute to improved quality in primary education. (RR)
Descriptors: Donors, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Human Capital
Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HY, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).