Voice and Accountability in the Education Sector

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Helpdesk Query:

Produce a report on good practices and evidence of successful/effective voice and accountability interventions in the education sector focusing on activities strengthening/empowering School Management Committee (SMCs) and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), reducing teacher absenteeism, increasing awareness of quality of education and access for marginalised children.

Summary:

This report is on evidence of effective voice and accountability interventions in the education sector. Some of the main findings include:

School Management Committee (SMCs) and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)
• Parent teacher associations are seen as a key forum.
• School functioning has improved where communities have been actively involved.

Reducing teacher absenteeism
• Evidence suggests schools with PTAs that have met in the past three months have lower teacher absence.
• Teacher commitment and accountability clearly influence teacher attendance.
• Incentives and sanctions may improve teacher attendance.

Increasing awareness of quality of education
• The way in which education services are delivered affects their outcomes.
• Community participation in schools is thought to be particularly effective in improving educational outcomes

Increasing access of marginalised children
• The relationship between education and poverty is a circular one.
• Inequality in the access to secondary education is the main cause of persistent poverty.

 

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