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Governance, Management, and Accountability in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa : World Bank Working Papers - World Bank

Governance, Management, and Accountability in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Working Papers

Paperback Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9780821373460
Number Of Pages: 84

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Increasingly the role of management and governance is recognized as important for providing and delivering effective services at all levels of education. In view of the growing demand for more and better services at secondary education levels, these are crucial issues that must be addressed urgently. Sub-Saharan Africa's secondary education and training systems must become more efficient and more effective. The current (unit) costs of junior and senior secondary education in most African countries prevent massive expansion of post-primary education. This demands a holistic approach to governance and management issues. In parallel, there is a demand from civil society and governments for greater accountability. This study aims to present best practices and identify sustainable development plans for expansion and improved quality and efficiency in the delivery of secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa through better governance, management, and accountability.

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. ix
Executive Summaryp. xi
Resume analytiquep. xvii
Introductionp. 1
International Trends Influencing Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africap. 7
Issues of Governance in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africap. 13
Management of Secondary Education: Focus on the Schoolp. 27
Accountabilityp. 37
The Governance and Accountability of Private Schoolsp. 47
Special Issue: Addressing ICT and Technical Trainingp. 51
Recommendationsp. 53
Appendixes
Terms of Referencep. 65
Years of Compulsory, Primary, Lower and Upper Secondary Educationp. 67
Decentralization Matrixp. 69
Bibliographyp. 71
List of Figures
Zambia Ministry of Educationp. 20
Botswana Ministry of Education, Department of Secondary Education, Regional Structurep. 23
List of Boxes
Decentralizationp. 5
Decentralization to Schoolsp. 9
Defining Secondary Educationp. 14
Vocational Training in Asiap. 14
Secondary Education: A Policy Challengep. 16
Botswana: Successfully Planning for Expanded Secondary Educationp. 18
Conclusions for Governance in the Education Ministryp. 26
School Improvement Plans in Senegalp. 34
South Africa's Experience with International Assessmentsp. 42
Procedure for Opening a Private School in Kenyap. 49
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ISBN: 9780821373460
ISBN-10: 0821373463
Series: World Bank Working Papers
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 84
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.2

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