ERIC Number: ED458281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the Performance of Educational Programmes in Developing Countries. Education Research Paper.
The purpose of this monograph is to lay the groundwork for developing a series of indicators for education that can be used to monitory progress in education projects, in country-specific education systems, in developmental spinoffs from investment in education, and in terms of poverty reduction. The first chapter sketches a conceptual framework that analyzes the reasons for the resurgence of interest in educational performance indicators, identifies the problems of definition and development, and reviews literature about the use of performance indicators. This chapter also discusses possible frameworks for performance indicators drawn from the experience of selected countries and contexts. Chapter 2 presents case studies of experience using educational indicators in Kenya, Andhra Pradesh (India), and South Africa. Chapter 3 moves beyond the education sector to develop a framework of overall social indicators. The chapter concludes that the basic problem remains the comparability and coverage of data that are meant to be the basis for the indicators. The overall message of the report is that, while anyone can develop performance indicators, the problem is to identify the social forces that have led to the generation of data and then to take into account the misuses to which they can be put by arbitrary authority. (Contains 252 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Program Evaluation, Social Influences
Education Department, Department for International Development, 94 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for International Development, London (England).