Guidance Note: Learning and Teaching Materials, Policy and Practice for Provision

A range of complex policy options are embedded in national systems for providing learning and teaching materials (LTM). The objectives of this Guidance Note are: To identify and analyse the key issues involved in book sector policy, planning and development To help DFID play a constructive role in supporting the liberalisation and development of the… Read more

Guidance Note: National and International Assessments of Student Achievement

Evidence on how successful schools are in transforming resources into student learning is essential to guide policy and management decisions regarding educational provision. Assessment of learning, especially in the foundational areas of language and mathematics, is needed at varying points in the educational careers of students. Assessment entails measurement of learning, analysis to diagnose problems,… Read more

Child Friendly Schools and Learning Outcomes

A rights-based, child-friendly school has two basic characteristics: It is a child-seeking and a child-centred school. Above all, it must reflect an environment of good quality characterised by several essential aspects: inclusive of children, effective for learning, healthy and protective of children, gender-sensitive and involved with children, families, and communities. This report includes a collection… Read more

Non Formal Education in Asia

This response includes articles on education in Asia. Substantial evidence is lacking on the comparable effectiveness of non formal education versus formal primary schooling in terms of the learning achievements, employment opportunities and incomes of children who undertake either route. Development agencies report that a nine-month non formal programme raises children’s education to the same… Read more

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