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ERIC Number: ED551347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
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Retrospective Pilot Study of USAID-Funded Education Projects in Malawi
Anzar, Uzma; Harpring, Sharon; Cohen, Joseph; Leu, Elizabeth
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The retrospective pilot study was designed to provide information on thirteen years of USAID-funded education projects in Malawi. This study provides a preliminary understanding of (i) the conceptualization of education quality that was explicit or implicit in project designs over time; (ii) the interventions carried out to enhance education quality; and (iii) the impact of interventions. The results of this study are being used to inform the larger three-year EQUIP1study, the Cross-national Synthesis of Education Quality. The four consecutive education projects in Malawi funded by USAID between 1991 and the present were studied. The study was guided by the following general questions which probe the relationship between project interventions and resultant education quality at the primary level: (1) How has education quality been conceptualized and measured within a series of projects or an integrated program?; (2) What educational interventions are identified as having had a positive effect on quality?; (3) What interventions have not had an impact on quality?; (4) Have the interventions had different impacts in different educational environments?; (5) What are the long-term effects of interventions on the system, teachers, schools, communities, and student outcomes? Are the programs or ideas from the programs being sustained or incorporated into government policies and programs?; and (6) Do the documents available reveal local voices or points of view concerning the impact of programs? USAID Quality Interventions in Malawi--An Overview is appended. A bibliography is also included.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malawi; United States