ERIC Number: ED453047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Schooling in Rural Africa Report 4: Frequently Asked Questions about Effective Schooling in Rural Communities.
World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.
The challenges of making rural schools more effective vary with different types of rural conditions. But typically these challenges might include any of the following: teacher shortages, lack of facilities, isolation, HIV/AIDS and related social stigma, war crises and displaced populations, multigrade and shift teaching, administration of small schools and heavier workloads, working with local communities, difficult housing and sanitary conditions, safety concerns (particularly for female teachers and students), and resource acquisition issues. This document presents guidelines related to specific questions collected from international agency workers in rural education projects, with a focus on the African region. Topics reflect the complexity of both rural challenges and the interrelated inputs and processes associated with effective schooling. Wherever possible, examples are linked to information in the Case Study Briefs (report 3 of this series). Sections cover the developmental stages of education systems, factors that contribute to learning and educational quality, capacity for educational management, effectiveness of school leadership, alternative ways to undertake school supervision functions, impact of HIV/AIDS on education, recruiting teachers to work in rural areas, incentives for teachers, teacher resource centers, effective teacher inservice programs, training teachers for refugee situations, multigrade instruction, using interactive radio to reach remote areas, use of self-instructional materials, supplementary reading materials, language of instruction, participation of various stakeholder groups, increasing efficiency within school facilities, improving access to primary school, insufficient numbers of students, children coming from conflict situations, promoting girls education, and nomadic populations. (Contains references in each section.) (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC. Human Development Network.
Identifiers - Location: Africa