ERIC Number: ED453046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Schooling in Rural Africa Report 3: Case Study Briefs on Rural Schooling.
World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.
This document contains 20 case study briefs about efforts to improve rural schools and teachers in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Some reforms focus on a part of the education system or a particular population; others attempt to change the national education system. At least seven programs were begun as an alternative to government schools. Most programs had key elements of resource provision, teacher development, and community participation. Lessons learned focus on the importance of political commitment and vision, the macropolitical context, broad-based support for innovation, relevance to real community needs, partnerships between the government and others, and flexibility in planning and implementation. Each case study brief includes goals, key background features, strategies and activities, management, evaluation method, success or problems, and potential to go to scale. Some briefs include costs. The programs are: Small Grants Program (Guinea); Harambee Self-Help Secondary School Movement (Kenya); Teacher Support Networks, District Resource Teachers' Program (Lesotho); Fostering Improvements in Pupil Learning: A "Community School" Approach (Malawi); Supporting Teacher Development in Primary Schools (Malawi); Affordable Schools in Rural Villages (Mali); Creating Partnerships for Change (South Africa); The READ Program: Libraries and Materials Development (South Africa); Teacher Development Management System (Uganda); The Gonoshahajjo Sanstha (GSS) Primary Schools (Bangladesh); BRAC Non Formal Primary Education Schools (Bangladesh); Improving Provision through the Use of Geographic Information Systems (Pakistan); Instructional Management by Parents, Communities, and Teachers (IMPACT) Project (Philippines); Lok Jumbish (India); Escuela Nueva (New Schools) (Colombia); Nueva Escuela Unitaria (NEU): New Multigrade School (Guatemala); EDUCO (Educacion con Participacion de la Comunidad) (El Salvador); Diagnostic Assessment: Involving Teachers and Students in Teaching and Learning (Jordan); Improving the Educational Experiences in Grades 1-4 (Palestine); and Establishing School-based Systems for School Review and Development (Palestine). Appendix contains excerpt from "ADEA Prospective, Stocktaking Review of Education in Africa." (SV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Improvement Programs, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia