Education Sector Plans and their Implementation in Developing Countries A Comparative Analysis
This book examines the factors affecting the successful implementation of Education Sector Plans in developing countries. It provides a detailed comparison that draws on data from 27 countries to offer careful research conclusions and policy recommendations.
Offering a detailed comparison of the schooling situation (e.g. availability of potable water and toilets, provision for the disabled) as well as educational outcomes (both test scores and percentages out-of-school) from the 27 countries using empirical evidence, the book examines the resources that have been invested in different education sectors, investigating the development and success of each plan. The volume uses correlation analysis to compare factors including the availability of government funding, national characteristics, ministerial decisions, influences of country and donor stakeholders, as well as district- and school-level issues. Thorough comparative analysis of the data is then demonstrated, with two measures of achievements to identify which factors can be considered as the most important in order to reach realistic policy and research conclusions.
Timely and engaging, this book will be of great interest to researchers, scholars, and postgraduate students in the field of education and international development, comparative education, and international education more broadly.
1. INTRODUCTION 2. CURRENT LITERATURE AND THE APPROACH TO ANALYSIS 3. NATIONAL CONTEXT AND CHARACTERISTICS AND MINISTERIAL-LEVEL DECISIONS 4. INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC FUNDING AND ARGUMENTS ABOUT AID 5. HOW SCHOOLING DEVELOPED DURING THE CLE REVIEW PERIODS: A COLLECTIVE EDUCATION SECTOR ANALYSIS 6. THE PLAN, RISKS, AND CAPACITY BUILDING 7. MAKING SCHOOL A PLEASANTER PLACE TO BE 8. MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, AND REPORTING 9. WHAT DETERMINES THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR PLANS 10. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, POLICY, AND RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS