Education Outcomes and Poverty in the South

This text arises out of a five year research programme examining the impact of education on the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries.

Education Outcomes and Poverty in the South

Author: Christopher Colclough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041553304X

Page: 240

View: 304

Education has an extraordinarily important role to play in efforts to eliminate poverty world-wide. This book reveals the nature and complexity of these relationships and provides indispensible pointers to the kinds and extent of policy changes that are required. Based on highly innovative research that addressed common research questions across four countries in Africa and South Asia, the book presents new theoretical and empirical knowledge that will help to improve education and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries, through an enhanced recognition of education's actual and potential role. In addition to introducing the reader to a wide range of conceptual and policy-related problems concerning the impact of education on individuals and society, the book: provides the field of educational research with a contemporary economic and socio-cultural reassessment of educational outcomes in relation to poverty. discusses the challenges and priorities facing policy makers, practitioners and the international development community in improving the outcomes of education, particularly for the most disadvantaged in Africa, South Asia and other low income countries; identifies the key theoretical and methodological challenges involved in researching the outcomes of education for the poor. This book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of international and comparative education, education policy, development studies, African and Asian studies and related disciplines, and to those working on education policy at national or international levels in governments and international institutions.

Student Learning in South Asia

... poverty, this study is the first comprehensive assessment of the status and
trends of learning outcomes in South Asia. It identifies causes and correlates of
education quality and recommends policy priorities to improve learning outcomes
.

Student Learning in South Asia

Author: Halil Dundar

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464801614

Page: 418

View: 542

This book analyzes the performance of South Asian educational systems and identifies the causes and correlates of student learning outcomes. Drawing on successful initiatives both in the region and elsewhere in the world, it offers an insightful approach to setting priorities for enhancing the quality of school education in South Asia.

Education and Disability in the Global South

International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15(1), 29–39. Arnot, M., Casely-
Hayford, L., & Chege, F. (2012). Schooling, Rights and Urban Poverty. In C.
Colclough (Ed.), Education Outcomes and Poverty: A Reassessment. London:
Routledge.

Education and Disability in the Global South

Author: Nidhi Singal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474291228

Page: 344

View: 372

Education and Disability in the Global South brings together new and established researchers from a variety of disciplines to explore the complexities and dilemmas encountered in providing education to children and young people with disabilities in countries in South Asia and Africa. Applying a range of methodological, theoretical and conceptual frameworks across different levels of education systems, from pre-school to higher education, the contributors examine not just the barriers but also the opportunities within the educational systems, in order to make strong policy recommendations. Together, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of a range of issues, including a nuanced appreciation of the tensions between the local and global in relation to key developments in the field, critiquing a globalized notion of inclusive education, as well as proposing new methodological advancements in taking the research agenda forward. Empirical insights are captured not just from the perspectives of educators but also through engaging with children and young people with disabilities, who are uniquely powerful in providing insights for future developments.

Poverty and Policy in Post apartheid South Africa

Case A & Deaton A ( 1999 ) School inputs and educational outcomes in South
Africa , Quarterly Journal of Economics 114 ( 3 ) : 1047-1084 . Case A & Yogo M (
1999 ) Does school quality matter ? Returns to education and the characteristics
 ...

Poverty and Policy in Post apartheid South Africa

Author: Haroon Bhorat

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796921222

Page: 471

View: 668

The political freedoms ushered in by the post 1994 transition were seen at that time as the basis for redressing long-standing economic deprivations suffered by the majority of the population. The reduction of poverty, in all its dimensions, was the goal. The volume will be of interest to researchers, graduate students, and to the technical staff of international agencies and government ministries.

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Anderson, Kermyt, Anne Case and David Lam (2001), 'Causes and
Consequences of Schooling Outcomes in South Africa: Evidence from ... Case,
Anne and Angus Deaton (1999), 'School Inputs and Education Outcomes in
South Africa', Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114(3): 1047–84. ... Spaull,
Nicholas (2012), 'Poverty and Privilege: Primary School Inequality in South Africa'
, International Journal of ...

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Author: Haroon Bhorat

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003425

Page: 384

View: 316

In 1994 South Africa saw the end of apartheid. The new era of political freedom was seen as the foundation for economic prosperity and inclusion. The last two decades have seen mixed results. Economic growth has been volatile. While inequalities in public services have been reduced, income inequality has increased, and poverty has remained stagnant. As the twentieth anniversary of the transition to democracy approaches in 2014, the economic policy debates in South Africa are in full flow. They combine a stocktake of the various programs of the last two decades with a forward looking discussion of strategy in the face of an ever open but volatile global economy. Underlying the discourse are basic and often unresolved differences on an appropriate strategy for an economy like South Africa, with a strong natural resource base but with deeply entrenched inherited inequalities, especially across race. This volume contributes to the policy and analytical debate by pulling together perspectives on a range of issues: micro, macro, sectoral, country wide and global, from leading economists working on South Africa. Other than the requirement that it be analytical and not polemical, the contributors were given freedom to put forward their particular perspective on their topic. The economists invited are from within South Africa and from outside; from academia and the policy world; from international and national level economic policy agencies. The contributors include recognized world leaders in South African economic analysis, as well as the very best of the younger crop of economists who are working on the study of South Africa, the next generation of leaders in thought and policy.

Demand and Supply of Skills in Ghana

Peter Darvas has worked on basic, secondary, and higher education and training
in Ghana since 2005. ... Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (2004–2006); and
the Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (2005–2009).

Demand and Supply of Skills in Ghana

Author: Peter Darvas

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464802815

Page: 208

View: 818

Skills development in Ghana encompasses foundational skills, transferable/soft-skills, and technical and vocational skills. This report focuses on one segment of this skills development system: formal and informal technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at the pre-tertiary level. TVET represents a major intersection between education, youth and the labor market. The government has long promised to the population that increasing technical and vocational skills training opportunities will help solve youth unemployment. However, market distortions and inefficiencies have led to an adverse cycle of high costs, inadequate quality of supply and low demand, leading to further pressures on the effectiveness and efficiency of TVET services. This adverse cycle means that the political and policy promise of skills development helping to ease the unemployment problem is at risk of remaining unfulfilled. The report focuses on social and economic demand for (pre-tertiary) technical and vocational skills and maps out the supply of these skills from formal and informal, private and public sectors. The dual purpose has been to both carry out an institutional and policy analysis and also to establish a platform for monitoring sector performance and assisting policy and Development Partner harmonization. The report analyzes the economic and social demand for technical and vocational skills and the suitability of the current supply as well as the effectiveness of policy, coordination and financing of technical and vocational skills development. The report annex provides the summary of economic demand analyses from the key sectors reviewed and provides a full mapping of all technical and vocational programs in Ghana. The study offers a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for improving Ghana’s pre-tertiary technical and vocational skills development sector, which will be of interest to policy makers and development partners in Ghana.

Education Poverty Malnutrition and Famine

Education and health are considered important factors that can help break the
intergenerational cycle of poverty. ... The study suggests that students in poor
communities lack the proper support and children/adult relationships, leading to
negative educational outcomes. ... The Philippines, located in South East Asia
and home to close to 100 million people, ranks as the 12th most populous
country in the ...

Education  Poverty  Malnutrition and Famine

Author: Lorraine Pe Symaco

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472512111

Page: 200

View: 400

Education, Poverty, Malnutrition and Famine provides an overview of education response – what it is and how it can be improved in relation to one of the more persistent issues globally. Poverty, famine and/or malnutrition exist in variant degrees among developing and developed nations and the issue figures prominently in international development. This book provides a global overview of education and such issues through case study samples of countries within various regions and offers insights and proposes solutions on how educational response can help alleviate this challenge. Each chapter contains contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and an annotated list of suggested reading to support further exploration.

Jobs Poverty and Working Conditions in South Asia

was 3.9 percent; but the two groups of economies started from vastly different
bases, and South Asia's working-age population grew at double that of ... From a
national perspective, low levels of human development are likely to have a
negative impact on growth and labor market outcomes. For individuals and
households, better education and improved health are important ways of getting
out of poverty.

Jobs  Poverty  and Working Conditions in South Asia

Author:

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821333440

Page: 20

View: 405

World Development Report 1995: Workers in an Integrating World addresses labor and employment--issues that are important for South Asia. Expanding employment and increasing the remuneration of workers are essential to poverty alleviation, which is the primary objective of all countries in the region. This regional perspective examines ways in which workers in South Asia can benefit from greater integration of the global economy through improving their skills or cushioning their transition to new jobs. The paper emphasizes that governments need to develop a framework for labor policies that defines the rights of employers, workers, and labor unions and the framework for collective bargaining and settlement of disputes. Liberalization will lead to market-based development, which is the best way to raise workers' living standards--it encourages firms and workers to invest in physical capital, new technologies, and skills.

Education in South East Asia

'Poverty-focused education development action plan: Policy and investment
priorities'. Part IV, Chapter 2 in National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy
(NGPES). Vientiane: Poverty Reduction Fund, pp. 68–79. —(2006). Results from
the ...

Education in South East Asia

Author: Lorraine Pe Symaco

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441183116

Page: 368

View: 209

Education in South-East Asia is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in South East Asia. With chapters written by an international team of leading regional education experts, the book explores the education systems of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. The diverse range and forms of culture, religion and politics embedded in the region are exhibited in the distinctive education systems that inter-relate in one of the most integrated regions in the world. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this Handbook will be an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.

Education Quality and Social Justice in the Global South

The 'toxic mix' is a reference to the variety of problems that adversely affect
educational outcomes in South Africa. ... health problems related and unrelated
to chronic and pervasive poverty in its many savage manifestations, learning in
an ...

Education Quality and Social Justice in the Global South

Author: Leon Tikly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136730664

Page: 222

View: 998

How we understand education quality is inextricably linked with perspectives on social justice. Questions of inclusion, relevance and democracy in education are increasingly contested, most especially in the global South, and improving the quality of education, particularly for the most disadvantaged, has become a topic of fundamental concern for education policy makers, practitioners and the international development community. The reality experienced by many learners continues to be of inadequately prepared and poorly motivated teachers, struggling to deliver a rapidly changing curriculum without sufficient support, and often using outmoded teaching methods in over-crowded or dilapidated classrooms. Education Quality and Social Justice in the South includes contributions from leading scholars in the field of education and development. The text draws upon state of the art evidence from the five year EdQual research programme, which focuses upon raising achievement in low income countries, and demonstrates how systems of high quality universal education can be sustained. By exploring recent research initiatives to improve education quality, the importance of supporting local policy makers, educators and parents as agents of change, and students as active inquirers is highlighted, and the challenge of taking successful initiatives to scale is explained. The book is divided into three main parts: -Framing Education Quality -Planning and Policies for Quality -Implementing Quality in Schools Education Quality and Social Justice in the South argues that implementing a high quality of education using theories of social justice can inform the understanding of inclusion, relevance and democracy in education. The book should be essential reading for both students and researchers within the fields of international and comparative education, along with educational policy, poverty and development studies.

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

According to Hoppers (2000), education and training of various types should
begin by building on what people have and ... 21: Research Consortium on
Educational Outcomes and Poverty. Guba ... Lansdowne, South Africa: Juta
Academic.

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

Author: Edward W. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470590726

Page: 624

View: 957

The Handbook of Transformative Learning The leading resource for the field, this handbook provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in transformative learning. The starting place for understanding and fostering transformative learning, as well as diving deeper, the volume distinguishes transformative learning from other forms of learning, explores future perspectives, and is designed for scholars, students, and practitioners. PRAISE FOR THE HANDBOOK OF TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING "This book will be of inestimable value to students and scholars of learning irrespective of whether or not their emphasis is on transformative learning. It should find its way to the reference bookshelves of every academic library focusing on education, teaching, learning, or the care professions." —PETER JARVIS, professor of continuing education, University of Surrey "Can there be a coherent theory of transformative learning? Perhaps. This handbook goes a long way to answering this question by offering a kaleidoscope of perspectives, including non-Western, that consider the meaning and practice of transformative learning." —SHAUNA BUTTERWICK, associate professor, University of British Columbia "This handbook will be valuable and accessible to both scholars and practitioners who are new to the study of adult education and transformative learning and to more seasoned scholars who seek a sophisticated analysis of the state of transformative learning thirty years after Mezirow first shared his version of a then-fledgling theory of adult learning." —JOVITA ROSS-GORDON, professor and program coordinator, MA in Adult Education, Texas State University

Poverty Education and Health in Indonesia

Remarkably , the official poverty indicators rank urban South Sulawesi above
rural South Sulawesi . ... rural poverty rates - 25 percent using the official poverty
line – but otherwise scores above the national average on educational outcomes
.

Poverty  Education  and Health in Indonesia

Author: Peter Lanjouw

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 63

View: 320

Static and dynamic incidence analysis underscores the importance of Indonesia's public spending on primary health care to the poor. In education, evidence suggests that the poor are well represented in primary schooling and would benefit from increased public provisioning of secondary schooling.

Rethinking Education and Poverty

In remarkably nuanced ways, this volume examines education's role as both a possible factor in perpetuating—and a tool for alleviating—entrenched poverty. Education has long been seen as a way out of poverty.

Rethinking Education and Poverty

Author: William G. Tierney

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417685

Page: 286

View: 492

In Rethinking Education and Poverty, William G. Tierney brings together scholars from around the world to examine the complex relationship between poverty and education in the twenty-first century. International in scope, this book assembles the best contemporary thinking about how education can mediate class and improve the lives of marginalized individuals. In remarkably nuanced ways, this volume examines education's role as both a possible factor in perpetuating—and a tool for alleviating—entrenched poverty. Education has long been seen as a way out of poverty. Some critics, however, argue that educational systems mask inequality and perpetuate cycles of poverty and wealth; others believe that the innate resilience or intellectual ability of impoverished students is what allows those individuals to succeed. Rethinking Education and Poverty grapples in turn with the ramifications of each possibility. Throughout these compelling, far-reaching, and provocative essays, the contributors seek to better understand how local efforts to reduce poverty through education interact—or fail to interact—with international assessment efforts. They take a broad historical view, examining social, economic, and educational polices from the postWorld War II period to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Although there is no simple solution to inequality, this book makes clear that education offers numerous exciting possibilities for progress.

Getting Schools Working

Research and Systemic School Reform in South Africa Nick Taylor, Johan Muller,
Penny Vinjevold. Smith , J , B Smith ... Results of the Monitoring Learning
Achievement project ' . ... Education , poverty and inequality in South Africa ' .
Paper to ...

Getting Schools Working

Author: Nick Taylor

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9781868912421

Page: 151

View: 155

A systematic review of research projects into the state of education in South Africa.

Efficiency in Reaching the Millennium Development Goals

Beyond the issue of reaching targets , there is ample evidence that the southern
states are lagging behind the rest of the country in many ... improve health
indicators , but not by much , and it may not have much impact on education
outcomes . ... In this section , we briefly review the progress to date for various
MDGs , and for some indicators ( e.g. , poverty ) , we assess whether the south
and Mexico as a ...

Efficiency in Reaching the Millennium Development Goals

Author: Ruwan Jayasuriya

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821355381

Page: 83

View: 824

Annotation To reach Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countries have two options: increasing these inputs used to "produce the outcomes measured by the MDGs, or increasing the efficiency with which inputs are used. This study looks at whether improvements in efficiency could bring gains in outcomes.

Education and International Development

Spaull, N. (2013), 'Poverty & privilege: Primary school inequality in South Africa',
International Journal of Educational ... Globalization and Educational Policy
Borrowing: Mapping Outcomes-Based Education in South Africa (Doctoral thesis)
.

Education and International Development

Author: Tristan McCowan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472514203

Page: 304

View: 858

'Honorable Mention' 2016 PROSE Award - Education Practice Education is fundamental to every aspect of development and there is widespread support across the world for policies that affirm that all children, regardless of their circumstances, have a right to quality schooling. Yet despite concerted efforts from national governments, multilateral organisations and NGOs over many decades we are still far from achieving education for all. In addition, while education can enhance human development, it is also associated with persistent inequalities. Education and International Development provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, giving an overview of the history, influential theories, important concepts and areas of achievement, and presenting a critical reflection on emerging trends in policy, practice and research. With chapters that review key challenges and inspiring initiatives in countries around the globe - focusing on critical issues such as language, conflict and teachers - this book serves both as a companion to graduate studies in international education and a concise reference book for practitioners and educators in the field.

Human Development in South Asia

Education, besides being a key to breaking the vicious cycle of ignorance and
exploitation and empowering women and ... Preliminary findings of a survey
conducted as a part of a Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and
Poverty.

Human Development in South Asia

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195476866

Page: 330

View: 560

Education Sector Strategy

... judgments by Bank staff as to what actions are likely to contribute best to
education outcomes and poverty reduction. ... Education South Asia Region Ea
wka” Ruth Kagia Sector Manager, Human Development Sub-Saharan Africa
Region ...

Education Sector Strategy

Author:

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821345603

Page: 80

View: 908

Annotation Human Development Network Series. As the new millennium approaches,... Education will determine who has the keys to the treasures the world can furnish. This is particularly important for the poor, who have to rely on their human capital as the main, if not the only, means of escaping poverty. In this way, new challenges and opportunities arise for education. Immense progress has been achieved in education in the last 50 years. However, immense challenges still remain. This report lays out the vision for education and the ambitious international goals to which the Bank subscribes. It notes the progress so far and the gaps that remain. It describes the rich group of partners associated with the educational endeavor and how the Bank's role has evolved. It conveys the Bank's global priorities and programs to help countries progress toward the international education goals and improve the quality of teaching and learning. It illustrates the processes and operating principles that will help Bank staff contribute more effectively to better educational outcomes in each client country and to monitor success in implementing this strategy. Also available in French (Stock no. 14632) and Spanish (Stock no. 14633).