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ERIC Number: ED520077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 74
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8949-2063-4ISBN-978-0-8949-2063-9
Success in Primary School. Success in Schools
Academy for Educational Development
A quality education system is not measured solely by national test scores, but by whether all students are successful in primary school. This simply stated goal is surprisingly difficult to achieve where substantial numbers of children are at risk of failing to complete a primary education. This paper explores the challenges and the diverse strategies used around the world to address this goal. Education for All and the valuable contributions of men and women around the world have made a significant impact on ensuring that the world's most vulnerable children have the opportunity for an education. Though much remains to be done, the state of global education is not a cause for discouragement, but an opportunity to reflect on what works and what everyone has learned, to build on accomplishments, and re-dedicate everyone's efforts to meet the remaining challenges. "Success in Primary School"--the second in AED's (Academy for Educational Development) "Success in Schools" series--celebrates important accomplishments that are making quality education a reality for millions of children. At the heart of every effective approach, AED observed four principles for ensuring that all children find success in primary school. These principles are: (1) Focus on Families; (2) Create Learning Outcomes that Matter; (3) Develop Leaders; and (4) Engage with the World. These principles may not be earth-shattering or revolutionary. Nor are they intended to be comprehensive. Like most fundamental principles they capture simple factors that enable complex thinking and successful outcomes. Each principle has implications for individuals and institutions at the national, sub-national, and school levels. The illustrations presented in "Success in Primary School" are grounded in programs taking place in some of the most difficult environments in the world. These ideas not simply offered to celebrate individual victories, but to show a glimpse of a future that is possible for all. A list of resources is included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development