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Bos, Hans – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This commentary discusses three articles (Jukes et al., 2017, McCoy et al., 2017, and Aber et al., 2017), which respectively focus on Kenya, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They all cite poor educational outcomes as a key motivation for developing and implementing new programs, and all three articles provide helpful evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Barriers
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Gove, Amber – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This commentary discusses the three articles in this (2017) issue. The articles expand the published research base on the effectiveness of early education in the sub-Saharan Africa countries of Zambia, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Each of the three articles employs rigorous methods to better understand the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
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Piper, Benjamin – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Education researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa have recently and rapidly expanded the availability of evidence related to the impact of educational interventions on learning outcomes, particularly in preprimary and lower primary education (Ganimian & Murnane, 2016; McEwan, 2015; Popova, Evans, & Arancibia, 2016). Awareness that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Numeracy