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At the Crossroads: Choices for Secondary Education and Training in Sub-Saharan Africa (Africa Human Development)
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Expanded access to and improved quality of secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa are key ingredients for economic growth in the region This Secondary Education in Africa (SEIA) synthesis report makes this point by bringing together a significant volume of analytical work sponsored by the World Bank and by many African and international partners.'At the Crossroads: Choices for Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa' argues the case for broad and equitable access for a basic education cycle of 8 to 10 years, as well as for expanded education and training opportunities. This book provides a timely resource on good practices and potential solutions for developing and sustaining high quality secondary education systems in Africa. It includes the main elements of a roadmap to improve Africa's secondary education systems' response to the demands of growing economies and rapidly changing societies.
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This report brings together a significant amount of analytical work sponsored by the World Bank and many African and other International partners about the necessity for high quality secondary education in the development of Sub-Saharan Africa. Written for education professionals, policy makers, and the staff of international agencies, this is also intended to facilitate policy dialogue within African countries and between those countries and their development partners. It covers the rationale and objectives of secondary education in Africa, the challenges in terms of costs and resources, the relationship between secondary education and development, lessons from international experience, finance, quality curricula and assessments, effective and equitable opportunities to learn, strength and governance in management, coming trends, and the contribution of developmental partners. Includes country status reports and other material. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This title argues the case for broad and equitable access for a basic education cycle of 8 to 10 years, as well as for expanded education and training opportunities. It provides a timely resource on good practices and potential solutions for developing and sustaining high quality secondary education systems in Africa.
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