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Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Klasen, Stephan – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
At the Millennium Summit, the world community pledged to promote gender equality and chose as a specific target the achievement of gender equity in primary and secondary education by the year 2005 in every country of the world. Based on the findings from a growing empirical literature that suggests that gender equity in education promotes economic…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Costs, Sex Fairness, Economic Progress
World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
Launched in June 2002, the Education For All-Fast Track Initiative (FTI) is a performance-based program focusing on the implementation of sustainable policies in support of universal primary completion (UPC) and the required resource mobilization. During its twenty months of implementation, FTI has delivered on results, which give reason for…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy
Kattan, Raja Bentaouet; Burnett, Nicholas – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
There are a large number of different "fees" that private households sometimes have to pay for publicly provided primary education, including tuition fees, textbook fees or costs and/or rental payments, compulsory uniforms, PTA dues, and various special fees such as exam fees, contributions to district education boards, and the like. In many…
Descriptors: Costs, Tuition, Primary Education, Foreign Countries
Hepp, Pedro; Hinostroza, J. Enrique; Laval, Ernesto; Rehbein, Lucio – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
This document offers examples and insights on a number of issues that are relevant to policy-makers in developing countries. A particular effort has been made to demonstrate that introducing ICT into the schools, without a proper staff development plan and without a pedagogical perspective, is a low-return investment. Technology is still expensive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Latin Americans, Staff Development, Educational Technology
Peters, Susan J. – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
The fundamental principle of Education for All (EFA) is that all children should have the opportunity to learn. The fundamental principle of Inclusive Education (IE) is that all children should have the opportunity to learn?together. Diversity is a characteristic that all children and youth have in common?both within each individual child and…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Individual Differences, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
Watts, A. G.; Fretwell, David H. – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
The following pages summarize the findings of seven case-studies of public policy in career guidance carried out in Chile, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa and Turkey. The objectives of this World Bank study were: to identify and describe the distinctive issues faced by developing and transition economies in forming effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Cultural Influences, Careers