ERIC Number: ED411578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education Reform Support: A Framework for Scaling Up School Reform. Policy Paper Series.
Healey, F. Henry; DeStefano, Joseph
The Bureau for Africa of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been examining in detail the question of how best to support and sustain sectorwide education reform in Africa. The USAID and Education Commission of the States jointly sponsored a seminar in October 1996 to examine the issue of "scaling up" and to bring together different perspectives on how to address the problem directly. The "scale-up" problem refers to the failure of reforms to become widespread. In particular, the seminar examined the approach developed by USAID and assessed its applicability for addressing the scale-up problem in American education. This paper presents the core set of elements developed for a scaling-up strategy. It describes the various modes of development assistance to developing nations (the project mode, the policy analytical mode, and the nonproject mode), identifies the fundamental features of reform, offers a model for explicating the scale-up problem, discusses the tools and techniques needed to support education reform, and examines ways in which the roles of public- and private-sector institutions can be redefined. One figure and 34 footnotes are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., NC. Center for International Develpment.