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Secondary Education

Useful Readings

Listed below are some of the key readings on secondary education published by international development agencies which are found to be useful and relevant for those working on secondary education in the region. The list is not exhaustive, and it will be enriched as more readings are identified.

Secondary Education in General

Alvarez, B., Gillies, J. & Bradsher, M. (2003). Beyond basic education: Secondary education in the developing world. Washington, DC: The World Bank. [more…

Briseid, O. & Caillods, F. (2004). Trends in secondary education in industrialized countries: Are they relevant to African countries? Paris: International Institute for Education/UNESCO. [more…

Cuadro, E. & Moreno, J.M. (2005). Expanding opportunities and building competencies for young people: A new agenda for secondary education. Washington, DC: The World Bank. [more…]

 

Financing

Caillods, F. & Lewin, K. (2001). Financing secondary education in developing countries: Strategies for sustainable growth. Paris: International Institute for Education Planning/UNESCO. [more…

Gropello, E. (Ed.). (2006). Meeting the challenges of secondary education in Latin America and East Asia: Improving efficiency and resource mobilization. Washington, DC: The World Bank. [more…]

 

Teacher Development and Management

OECD. (2005). Teachers matter: Attracting, developing and retaining effective teachers. Paris: OECD. [more…

 

Learning Assessment

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., & Foy, P. (2005). IEA’s TIMSS 2003 International Report on Achievement in the Mathematics Cognitive Domains: Findings from a Development Project. Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College. [more…

OECD. (2004). Learning for tomorrow’s world - First results from PISA 2003. Paris: OECD. [more…]

OECD. (2004). Problem solving for tomorrow’s world - First measures of cross-curricular competencies from PISA 2003. Paris: OECD. [more…

 

Curriculum

Holsinger, D.B. (2000). Positioning secondary school education in developing countries: Expansion and curriculum. Paris: International Institute for Education Planning/UNESCO.
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Lauglo, J. & Maclean, R. (Eds.). (2005). Vocationalisation of Secondary Education Revisited. Dordrecht, New Yrok: Springer. [more...]

 

Education Statistics

UNESCO. (various years). EFA global monitoring report. Paris: UNESCO. [more…

UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (various years). Global Education Digest: Comparing education statistics across the world. Montreal, Canada: UIS. [more…

 

Country Profiles

Country specific readings can be found in the Country Profiles of each country in the Secondary Education Regional Information Base.

 

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