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  1. Title

    Achieving universal primary education by 2015: a chance for every child

    Description
    This study assesses whether universal primary education can be achieved by 2015 by analyzing education policies and financing patterns in the largest low-income countries that are furthest from achieving universal primary education. It identifies a new policy and financing framework that could accelerate global progress in primary education. This study was published by WorldBank in 2003.
    Author
    Barbara Bruns; Alain Mingat; Ramahatra Rakotomalala
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15121
  2. Title

    Adopting a social constructivist approach to assessment in three easy steps

    Description
    This short leaflet provides practical guidance on how teachers can engage their students in the assessment process through active involvement with every stage of the process (the social-constructivist model), especially in understanding what is expected of them (assessment criteria) and how well they have met the criteria (assessment feedback).
    Publisher
    Oxford Brookes University
    http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/resources/index.html
  3. Title

    Adult and youth literacy

    Description
    This document summarises a range of data on literacy including global literacy rates, global distribution of literacy and how rates of literacy have changed since 1990. This document was published in September 2013.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Documents/fs26-2013-literacy-en.pdf
  4. Title

    Adult and youth literacy: global trends in gender parity

    Description
    This document presents statistics on literacy in relation to gender including adult literacy and gender and youth literacy and future trends.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/FactSheets/Documents/Fact_Sheet_2010_Lit_EN.pdf
  5. Title

    Adult and youth literacy: national, regional and global trends, 1985-2015

    Description
    This document summarises adult and youth literacy rates and estimates of illiteracy, presents trends in literacy rates since 1985 and prospects for 2015. This document was published in 2013.
    Publisher
    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Documents/literacy-statistics-trends-1985-2015.pdf
  6. Title

    Alternative estimate of school-based management impacts on students' achievements: evidence from the Philippines

    Description
    This paper aims to estimate the impact of school-based management on students' test scores in the Philippines. This paper was published by WorldBank in 2014.
    Author
    Futoshi Yamauchi
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16831
  7. Title

    Asia-Pacific education system review, No. 5. Student learning assessment

    Description
    This report examines the current systems of educational learning assessments across countries in the Asia-Pacific region as a method of improving the quality of education. It presents an overview of assessment practices in the region and examines national/sub-national assessments, public examinations, school-based assessment and international assessments with a summary of the major findings and implications for the future. This report was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Author
    Esther Sui-chu HO
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002178/217816E.pdf
  8. Title

    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 1. Early childhood care and education

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the first goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of education and care in early childhood, and identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2012.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002171/217145e.pdf
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    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 2. Universal primary education

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the second goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of all children to have access to and to complete free, compulsory, good quality primary education. It also identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002212/221200E.pdf
  10. Title

    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 3. Life skills and lifelong learning

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the third goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of all young people and adults having the opportunity to gain the knowledge and develop the skills to develop their capacity to work, participate in society and continue learning. It identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/efa/Publications/EDN_G3_Web_FINAL.pdf
  11. Title

    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 4. Youth and adult literacy

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the fourth goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy and equitable access to basic and continuing education for all adults. It identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2012.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002184/218428E.pdf
  12. Title

    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 5. Gender equality

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the fifth goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education and achieving gender equality in education. It identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2012.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002191/219185E.pdf
  13. Title

    Asia-Pacific end of decade notes on Education for All, Goal 6. Quality education

    Description
    This report assesses the progress of countries in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the sixth goal of the Education for All commitment, the goal of improving the quality of education so that all achieve recognized and measurable learning outcomes. It identifies the remaining challenges and priorities that need to be addressed for these countries to achieve this goal. This report was published in 2012.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); UNICEF
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002191/219186E.pdf
  14. Title

    Asia-Pacific secondary education system review, No. 1. Examination systems

    Description
    This report reviews the current features of examinations and the current practices in public examinations taking place in countries in the Asia-Pacific region with recommendations for future improvement. Its recommendations focus on assuring integrity of assessments, reducing examination pressures, catering for an expanding and more diverse student candidature, assessing a wider range of curricular objectives and assuring quality and gaining public confidence. This report was published by UNESCO in 2013.
    Author
    Peter Hill
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001878/187826E.pdf
  15. Title

    Assessing national achievement levels in education

    Description
    This document describes the main features of national and international assessments used to determine the quality of education, including the purpose of these assessments; decisions in a national assessment; and issues in the design, implementation, analysis, reporting and use. Several country case studies are referred to including India and Vietnam. This document was published by WorldBank in 2008.
    Author
    Vincent Greaney; Thomas Kellaghan
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6904
  16. Title

    Assessing teachers for the certificate of competence (Manual for assessors) [English language]

    Description
    This manual (in English language) is part of the Yaung Zin Competency-Based Teacher Training Programme which is designed for primary teachers in Myanmar non-state schools (primarily monastic and community schools). Designed for Yaung Zin trainers and mentors who have been invited to become teacher assessors. It covers their responsibilities and roles and explains the assessment process they will use with teachers. It includes experiences to provide assessors with appropriate knowledge and skills and develop suitable attitudes. (Teacher assessment will usually take place in the teacher’s classroom, following the teacher training and a period of mentoring. Those teachers deemed successful in their assessment tasks will be awarded a Certificate of Competence.)
    Publisher
    Yaung Zin
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2cobjnor9lrazky/Assessing%28Eng%29.pdf?dl=0
  17. Title

    Astrolabe: a guide to education for sustainable development coordination in Asia and the Pacific

    Description
    This document defines sustainable development and education for sustainable development (ESD), assesses the current state of ESD in the Asia-Pacific region and outlines a set of exercises which can be used to coordinate discussion between key stakeholders to assess national ESD-related activities, identify gaps in implementation and formulate a plan to move ESD forward. This document was published by UNESCO in 2011.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001930/193013e.pdf
  18. Title

    Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia

    Description
    This report analyses data on returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia. It seeks to identify how life opportunities and future earning potential can be improved by attending upper secondary school education and what the reasons for this may be. It draws a number of conclusions about how successful Indonesia secondary schools are at improving these opportunities. This report was published by the World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Pedro Carneiro; Michael Lokshin; Cristobal Ridao-Cano; Nithin Umapathi
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3646
  19. Title

    Benchmarking public policy: methodological insights from measurement of school based management

    Description
    This paper introduces the concept of school based management (SBM), using empirical data from the Philippines as part of a benchmarking analysis. It defines what school based management is and how this kind of reform can be implemented in order to improve school performance. This paper was published by the World Bank in 2014.
    Author
    Suhas D. Parandekar
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18823
  20. Title

    Case studies on integrating ICT into teacher education curriculum in Asia

    Description
    This document presents a selection of case studies on a teacher-education course in information and communications technology (ICT) for pre-service teachers as well as retraining teachers. The countries studied include China, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002235/223520E.pdf
  21. Title

    China early child development: early childhood education in Yunnan

    Description
    This report reviews existing early child development (ECD) policies and institutions in Yunnan, the financing of preschool education, a household survey of a sample of 3-6 year olds in rural Yunnan, a survey of preschool quality in Kunming using a recognised rating scale and a study of preschool teachers including qualifications, career development, salaries and supply and demand. This report was published by WorldBank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17004
  22. Title

    Cultivating community: why it's worth doing and three ways of getting there

    Description
    This short leaflet provides practical guidance on the importance of student involvement and a strong sense of community to successful student learning, including encouraging social learning, student-to-student and staff-to-student interaction, student-staff contact and student understanding of assessment criteria and standards.
    Publisher
    Oxford Brookes University
    http://www.brookes.ac.uk/aske/resources/index.html
  23. Title

    Decentralized decision-making in schools: the theory and evidence on school-based management

    Description
    This report describes a number of school-based management cases that the World Bank is supporting in various countries. It attempts to provide a definition of school-based management and the positive impacts that it can have on schools, the quality of teaching and student performance. It goes on to provide general guidance for implementing this kind of policy reform. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Felipe Barrera-Osorio; Tazeen Fasih; Harry Anthony Patrinos; Lucrecia Santib√°nez
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2632
  24. Title

    Decision to invest in child quality over quantity: household size and household investment in education in Vietnam

    Description
    This report investigates the potential correlation between the falling fertility rate and rising educational attainment in Vietnam. It analyses evidence that suggests that Vietnamese parents are now focusing on quality over quantity, choosing to have fewer children and invest more in their education through private tutoring in order to give them a better chance of educational success. This report was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Hai-Anh Dang; F. Halsey Rogers
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15846
  25. Title

    Developing skills for economic transformation and social harmony in China: a study of Yunnan Province

    Description
    This report examines the sources of the mismatch of supply and demand for skilled labor in Yunnan Province, China; outlines the challenges facing Yunnan as it seeks to strength its Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET) system, improve access to education and the quality of educational outputs, encourage more robust work-based and rural training and invest additional resources in general education; and recommends specific policies that cross both sectors and address the sector-specific issues. This report was published by WorldBank in 2014.
    Author
    Xiaoyan Liang; Shuang Chen
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16197

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