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Bennell, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This article critically reviews the World Bank's latest high-profile report on skills development in Sub-Saharan Africa. While the Report's prescriptions and recommendations are broadly in line with those of national skills development strategies elsewhere in both the developed and developing world, its overall analysis is quite limited and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Job Skills, Vocational Education
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Bennell, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Comprehensive national surveys of primary schools were conducted in nine Francophone West African countries in 2014. These surveys include information on private tutoring which enables in-depth analysis to be undertaken of both the overall incidence of tutoring provision among primary school students and teachers. The main conclusion of this study…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Bennell, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This is the second of two articles on World Bank support for technical and vocational education and training in sub-Saharan Africa. The first article reviewed the World Bank's latest policy document on TVET in SSA. This article takes a broader historical perspective by examining the evolution of World Bank policy and practice in this key area of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Policy