ERIC Number: ED396982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Schools Count: World Bank Project Designs and the Quality of Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa Technical Development Series. Technical Paper Number 303.
Heneveld, Ward; Craig, Helen
This study reports on the extent to which project designs of World Bank-supported primary education projects in Sub-Saharan Africa take into account the school characteristics that are necessary for effective education. Using a conceptual framework that summarizes research findings on the characteristics of effective schools, the report presents an analysis of how well 26 project preparation documents incorporate community support, supervision, teacher development, textbooks, and facilities into their designs. Based on the analysis, the report draws conclusions about the potential effectiveness of the projects' planned interventions in improving student learning, and it recommends changes in the way the World Bank assists governments in planning and implementing educational reform. Chapters include: (1) "Background and Introduction"; (2) "Methodology"; (3) "The Characteristics of Effective Schools"; (4) "World Bank Lending to Improve the Quality of Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa"; and (5) "Implications and Recommendations." (Contains 5 annexes and approximately 240 references.) (Author/EH)
Descriptors: African Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Research, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, International Education, Literacy Education
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa