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Student learning in south Asia : challenges, opportunities and policy priorities / by Halil Dundar, Tara Béteille, Michelle Riboud, and Anil Deolalikar.

By: Dundar, Halil.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Directions in development.Publisher: Washington, DC : The World Bank, 2014Description: xxvi, 390 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Education, Elementary -- South Asia | Education and state -- South Asia | Academic achievement -- South AsiaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Student achievement and learning in south AsiaDDC classification: 372.95 DUN
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Quality Challenge -- Closer Look at Student Learning in South Asia -- Priorities for Quality Improvement in South Asia -- Looking Ahead -- Notes -- Bibliography -- pt. 1 Introduction -- ch. 1 Why Look at Student Learning Outcomes in South Asia? -- Introduction -- Progress in School Participation -- Why Focus on the Quality of Education? -- How Student Learning Outcomes Are Analyzed -- Structure of the Report -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ch. 2 What and How Much Are Students Learning? -- Introduction -- Levels of Student Achievement -- International Comparisons -- Variance in Student Achievement -- Changes in Achievement over Time -- Quality of Learning -- Geographical Variations -- Annex 2A National Learning Assessments in South Asia -- Annex 2B Bhutan: Grade 2 and 4 Students Who Attained Competency in Dzongkha and English, 2007 -- Annex 2C Grade 9 Students Meeting TIMSS International Mathematics Benchmarks, 2003 -- Annex 2D Rural Pakistan: Student Reading and Arithmetic Achievement, by Province, 2010 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- pt. 2 Foundations for Learning: School Readiness -- ch. 3 Learning Outcomes and Individual and Household Characteristics -- Introduction -- Gender -- Other Child-Specific Factors -- Parental Background -- Annex 3A Bangladesh: Mastery of Learning Outcomes, by Subject and Sex, Grades 3 and 5, 2008 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ch. 4 Early Childhood Development and the Role of Preschool -- Introduction -- South Asia: Situational Analysis -- Skills Important for Schooling Success -- Early Childhood Development Policies and Interventions in South Asia -- Equity in Access to ECD Services in South Asia -- ECD Policies and Outcomes -- Policy Implications -- Notes -- Bibliography -- pt. 3 Determinants of Learning Outcomes: School-Level Factors -- ch. 5 Teacher Quality in South Asia -- Introduction -- Improving Learning by Enhancing Teacher Skills and Knowledge -- Role of Remuneration in Motivating Teachers -- Uniform Pay Structure versus Performance-Related Pay and Career Promotion Schemes -- Teacher Accountability, Management, and Deployment -- Teacher Politicization -- Low Teacher Morale -- Policy Implications -- Annex 5A Ratio of Teacher Salary to Per Capita Income (Rupees), by State, India, 2008 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ch. 6 Inside the Classroom: Teacher Effort and Practices -- Introduction -- Curriculum and Instructional Materials -- Teacher Availability and Instructional Time in Schools -- Closer Look at Reading -- Addressing Challenges in Pedagogy and Classroom Processes -- Summary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- pt. 4 Determinants of Learning Outcomes: Systems-Level Factors -- ch. 7 Financing for Quality Education -- Introduction -- Has South Asia Been Short of Resources for Education? -- Would Investment in Inputs Improve Education Quality? -- Financing as a Tool to Improve Quality -- Policy Implications -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ch. 8 Monitoring Learning Outcomes: Student Assessment Systems -- Introduction -- Types and Key Features of Student Assessments -- Public Examinations in South Asia -- System-Level Assessments in South Asian Countries -- Classroom Assessments in South Asia -- Policy Implications -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ch. 9 Private Education: Fostering Choice and Competition -- Introduction -- Trends in Private Sector Engagement -- Types of Private Sector Engagement -- Do Private Schools Offer Better Quality Education? -- What Contributes to Greater Learning in Private Schools? -- Cost-Effectiveness of Private Schools -- Impact on Quality of Other Public-Private Partnership Structures -- Policy Implications -- Annex 9A Total and Private Enrollment Rates of Different Socioeconomic Groups -- Annex 9B Public-Private Partnerships in South Asia: Impact Evaluation Results -- Notes -- Bibliography -- ch. 10 Delivering Quality Education in South Asia: Has Decentralization Worked? -- Introduction -- Decentralization: Concepts, Rationale, and Models -- Decentralization and School Quality -- Decentralization Challenges: Lessons from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka -- Summary -- Annex 10A Analysis of Indian PISA 2009 -- 10 Data -- Notes.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: Introduction --
Quality Challenge --
Closer Look at Student Learning in South Asia --
Priorities for Quality Improvement in South Asia --
Looking Ahead --
Notes --
Bibliography --
pt. 1 Introduction --
ch. 1 Why Look at Student Learning Outcomes in South Asia? --
Introduction --
Progress in School Participation --
Why Focus on the Quality of Education? --
How Student Learning Outcomes Are Analyzed --
Structure of the Report --
Notes --
Bibliography --
ch. 2 What and How Much Are Students Learning? --
Introduction --
Levels of Student Achievement --
International Comparisons --
Variance in Student Achievement --
Changes in Achievement over Time --
Quality of Learning --
Geographical Variations --
Annex 2A National Learning Assessments in South Asia --
Annex 2B Bhutan: Grade 2 and 4 Students Who Attained Competency in Dzongkha and English, 2007 --
Annex 2C Grade 9 Students Meeting TIMSS International Mathematics Benchmarks, 2003 --
Annex 2D Rural Pakistan: Student Reading and Arithmetic Achievement, by Province, 2010 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
pt. 2 Foundations for Learning: School Readiness --
ch. 3 Learning Outcomes and Individual and Household Characteristics --
Introduction --
Gender --
Other Child-Specific Factors --
Parental Background --
Annex 3A Bangladesh: Mastery of Learning Outcomes, by Subject and Sex, Grades 3 and 5, 2008 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
ch. 4 Early Childhood Development and the Role of Preschool --
Introduction --
South Asia: Situational Analysis --
Skills Important for Schooling Success --
Early Childhood Development Policies and Interventions in South Asia --
Equity in Access to ECD Services in South Asia --
ECD Policies and Outcomes --
Policy Implications --
Notes --
Bibliography --
pt. 3 Determinants of Learning Outcomes: School-Level Factors --
ch. 5 Teacher Quality in South Asia --
Introduction --
Improving Learning by Enhancing Teacher Skills and Knowledge --
Role of Remuneration in Motivating Teachers --
Uniform Pay Structure versus Performance-Related Pay and Career Promotion Schemes --
Teacher Accountability, Management, and Deployment --
Teacher Politicization --
Low Teacher Morale --
Policy Implications --
Annex 5A Ratio of Teacher Salary to Per Capita Income (Rupees), by State, India, 2008 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
ch. 6 Inside the Classroom: Teacher Effort and Practices --
Introduction --
Curriculum and Instructional Materials --
Teacher Availability and Instructional Time in Schools --
Closer Look at Reading --
Addressing Challenges in Pedagogy and Classroom Processes --
Summary --
Notes --
Bibliography --
pt. 4 Determinants of Learning Outcomes: Systems-Level Factors --
ch. 7 Financing for Quality Education --
Introduction --
Has South Asia Been Short of Resources for Education? --
Would Investment in Inputs Improve Education Quality? --
Financing as a Tool to Improve Quality --
Policy Implications --
Notes --
Bibliography --
ch. 8 Monitoring Learning Outcomes: Student Assessment Systems --
Introduction --
Types and Key Features of Student Assessments --
Public Examinations in South Asia --
System-Level Assessments in South Asian Countries --
Classroom Assessments in South Asia --
Policy Implications --
Notes --
Bibliography --
ch. 9 Private Education: Fostering Choice and Competition --
Introduction --
Trends in Private Sector Engagement --
Types of Private Sector Engagement --
Do Private Schools Offer Better Quality Education? --
What Contributes to Greater Learning in Private Schools? --
Cost-Effectiveness of Private Schools --
Impact on Quality of Other Public-Private Partnership Structures --
Policy Implications --
Annex 9A Total and Private Enrollment Rates of Different Socioeconomic Groups --
Annex 9B Public-Private Partnerships in South Asia: Impact Evaluation Results --
Notes --
Bibliography --
ch. 10 Delivering Quality Education in South Asia: Has Decentralization Worked? --
Introduction --
Decentralization: Concepts, Rationale, and Models --
Decentralization and School Quality --
Decentralization Challenges: Lessons from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka --
Summary --
Annex 10A Analysis of Indian PISA 2009 --
10 Data --
Notes.

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